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Maharishi Fellowships for researchers

education Updated: Jul 06, 2011 11:04 IST

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Maharishi Fellowships for researchers
This scheme is for scientific leaders who already head a research laboratory, and wish to relocate from their current institution (in India or overseas) to a non-profit research institute in India. The Fellowship is for five years, and provides a generous personal support for the Fellow. It also includes salary support for research personnel, equipment and consumables, funds for travel to attend scientific meetings, collaborative travel and to organise meetings

Eligibility: The underlying philosophy in launching this fellowship is to facilitate global standards of scientific excellence in non-profit research institutes across India. Therefore, it is mandatory for interested applicants to relocate with a vision to lead a vibrant group of young scientists and collaborators. Applicants should have demonstrated strong scientific leadership as independent investigators. The following attributes would be expected of eligible candidates. They should have made significant contributions in research, mentored young scientists and students, established collaborations successfully initiated programmes of advanced scientific research maintained high ethical standards. Applicants would have to detail the reasons for leaving their current institution and how the proposed relocation will augment their scientific activities. There is no age-limit to apply for this Fellowship.

Applicants would normally be expected to be running an independent laboratory for 10 years or more. It is mandatory to have an eligible sponsoring host institution in India and an eligible sponsor from this institution, at the time of applying

How to apply: Visit www.wellcomedbt.org

Last date to apply: May 1, 2011