Thursday, 13 November 2014

SIB, AIIMS Government of India Biodesign program i-Fellowship application

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the i-Fellowship under a unique Biodesign program. This program is supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Technolgoy (IIT). The progam is being offered in collaboration with international partners and techno-legal activities management by the Biotech Consortium India Limited, New Delhi.

Fellowship Features
  • What it is: The i-Fellowship is an interdisciplinary hands-on training program. Researchers, engineers, physicians and entrepreneurs work as a team to identify the healthcare needs in India and develop affordable solutions for these needs.
  • Who is involved: The i-Fellowship is being launched by AIIMS and IIT, Delhi in partnership with Stanford University, USA, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and partners from Japan.
  • Duration: 12 months, starting from January 2015 (full time one year in India)
  • Benefits: The i-Fellowship pays stipend, covers tuition fees, travel and health benefits. Those selected will be mentored by faculty members who are from the industry, academia, startups and hospitals in India, Australia, USA and Japan.
Eligibility requirements
  1. You should be a graduate or post graduate in Medicine, Engineering, Design or Business
  2. You should have a passion for invention and early-stage develpment of innovative medical technologies which address the clinical needs in India
  3. You must be willing to devote 12 months for the i-Fellowship program, which will involve travel to partner universitiies in / instituteions in Australia, USA or Japan in the optional second phase (for 3 months)
  4. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated track record of innovation, frugal thinking, passionate about entrepreneurship and are willing to work in a team for technology and product development.
Note: Shortlisted candidates will be called to New Delhi for personal interviews.

How to apply
You should apply online at: www.stanfordindiabiodesign.in/apply

For further information contact: sibiodesign@gmai.com

Important dates
  • Last date to submit application: December 1st, 2014
  • Date of interview (at Delhi): December 16th, 2014