Biomedical Research Fellowship Programme for India

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is a four-year old funding initiative for biomedical researchers who aim to pursue their work in India. Their mandate is to help build biomedical research capacity in India, and in keeping with this mandate, applications are strongly encouraged from clinician-scientists and public health researchers. India Alliance announces its two major initiatives to promote the clinical and public health research program.

• New competition for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers
• Research Training Fellowship for Clinicians

For more information, see the India Alliance’s website.

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

The department currently offer two postdoctoral training opportunities: David E. Bell Fellowships and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health & Society Scholars Program.


Harvard Global Health Institute Funding Opporunities

HGHI provides links to many internships, fellowships, research and travel grants, and more at this site. Eligibility includes those with Harvard as well as non-Harvard affiliation.

To give just one example: the Alliance for Health Reform is seeking interns focusing on health policy research and media relations. Interns at the Alliance serve as front-line troops for media outreach and educational efforts.

Fellowships at HSPH

South Asia Institute Grant Program

The India Health Partnership collaborates with the South Asia Institute (SAI) and publicizes SAI funding opportunities such as Summer Graduate and Undergraduate Internship and Research Grants. For the Undergraduate Internship grant, priority is given to internships with SAI partners, but you may also apply for a grant with an organization you have found on your own. The Summer Grant Applications deadlines are February 13 for Graduate Grants, and February 14 for Undergraduate Grants.

Information on Winter Session Grants can be found here. 2013 Student Grant recipients can be found here.


2014 Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization


Azim Premji University in Bangalore

Azim Premji University of Bangalore, India hosted this annual graduate workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization, organized jointly by the Azim Premji University, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD).

The goal of the workshop is to bring together graduate students in development studies at an advanced stage of their dissertation work. A series of lectures given by leading scholars and practitioners will deal with a range of economic, political and social issues pertaining to development and poverty.  Students will refine their research and presentation skills within assigned small groups under the guidance of faculty leaders in preparation for a culminating workshop-wide presentation of their dissertation material.

To apply, please go to the website.

Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC)
Tower No. 4, C-9, Commercial Complex
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070.
PH:+ 91- 11- 43421900
E-mail : ccdc@ccdcindia.org

CCDC members at conference

CCDC members at conference

CCDC is part of the closely-knit, world-class research collaborative network comprising Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Emory University of USA, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and the South Asia Network of Chronic Diseases.

Also at CCDC, there is an opportunity to be a field interviewer in New Delhi. If interested, apply to Mrs. Suma Sajan, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Tower No. 4, C-9 Commercial Complex, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070.

The applicants may also e‐mail their applications to jobs@ccdcindia.org.


Student Exchange Opportunities at the BBNC


St. John’s Research Institute in Bangalore

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) was established as collaboration between St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI), Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University, with a focus on nutrition research and training. The goals of the BBNC are to conduct an interdisciplinary course, develop web-based courses and identify promising Indian students and junior faculty for graduate training in Boston. SJRI students can attend HSPH and HSPH student can apply to study at SJRI.


Grants and Funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

See here for more information on the D43 training grant.


Graduate or post doc student sought to work on the Child Protection Initiative in India

Theresa Betancourt, Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights, Dept. of Global Health and Population, is seeking a graduate  or post doc student to work on the data for the Child Protection Initiative in India. Please see the Harvard Magazine coverage on this project.

Boys in Jaipur

Boys in Jaipur


If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Betancourt at Theresa_Betancourt@harvard.edu