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Involving Non-Resident Indians & Persons of Indian origin in 'Human Resource Development for Health Research' in India

Consulate General of India

New York

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PRESS RELEASE

Involving Non-Resident Indians & Persons of Indian origin in ‘Human Resource Development for Health Research’ in India

The Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is administering a programme for ‘Human Resource Development for Health Research’ (HRD Scheme), intended to create a pool of talented health research personnel in the country by upgrading skills of faculty of medical colleges by specialized training in priority areas of health research. It also has a separate component specifically for emerging young scientists and Non-resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) serving abroad in health research activities so that they can come back to India for undertaking research in identified areas.

As part of this programme, Non-Resident Indians will be provided Stipend/ Salary and Rs. 10 million grant for 5 years. It is an opportunity for these persons/ Faculty to return to India and pursue research in any Institute across India.

The priority areas of identified for research include Toxicology, Genomics, Proteomics, Geriatrics, Stem Cell Research, Clinical Trials, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Biotechnology, Genetics, Operational Research, Health Informatics, Medical Ethics, Health Economics and any other area that needs support as per National Health Policy.

Detailed guidelines regarding eligibility criteria, financial components including the format of application is available on www.dhr.gov.in | http://www.dhr.gov.in/schemes/human-resource-development-hrd

For further details Dr. Kavitha Rajsekar, Scientist-D – email: kavitha.rajsekar@nic.in | Phone: 91-11-23736085 may be contacted.