The Building Bharat-Boston Biosciences Program (B4) is offering up to eight 18-month fellowships for Indian citizens – currently residing in India – who specialize in a field related to the biosciences.
The mission of B4 is to nurture useful progress in the field of biosciences, including biotechnology, through the development of partnerships with leading universities and by engaging scientists from India and Harvard through exchange programs. B4 includes workshops, seminars and a Science and Technology Fellowship, based at Harvard, in fields related to biosciences.
This program is a collaboration between the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bangalore, India and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. It is supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Department of Information Technology & Biotechnology and Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka.
The program builds upon the Resonance Program, a collaboration between MIT, Harvard, and IIT Delhi. The B4 program is generously funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Scholars who have completed their PhD within the last five years from an institution in India in a bioscience-related field are eligible. Exceptional senior doctoral students, with demonstrable independence and maturity, may be considered. Applicants must be Indian citizens who are residing in India on Jan 20, 2019.
Duration: 18 months
INR 195,000/month for 18 months. Health insurance and round-trip economy travel expenses to and from Boston will also be provided.
How to apply
- Request an XID at this page. You MUST do this in order to apply.
- Follow the instructions on the email sent by the XID system. If you do not see it on your inbox, please check your spam folder.
- Wait 24 hours after activating your XID, and then click here.
- Log in with your XID (you cannot use the “HarvardKey” option). You are now able to begin your B4 application.
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not write directly to Harvard faculty regarding the Fellowship and grant opportunities.
You will need to submit the following materials:
- Current curriculum vitae—listing your academic degrees (including disciplines and dates the degrees were received), your publications, research presentations, previous grants and/or fellowships, and any additional experience that shows scientific background and productivity.
- One-page Statement of Interest, describing how your participation in the workshop will help advance your career.
- Recent academic transcript(s).
- Two letters of recommendation.
Application deadline: September 25, 2018
Starting date: January 20, 2019
Savitha G. Ananth, Program Manager
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