How the India Alliance is angling for ambitious biomedical researchers from overseas
- No previous experience of working in India is necessary, but you must demonstrate the support of the institution you hope to join.
- Evaluators place a high value on personal potential, which can be shown through your leadership and mentoring track record.
- You should present a feasible five-year programme of research and not overpromise.
- Preliminary data are essential.
India may not be the first destination that comes to mind when mid-career researchers are looking to set up a lab, but the Indian Department of Biotechnology and the Wellcome Trust set up the India Alliance in 2009 to invite researchers to think again. The alliance offers fellowships in biomedical, clinical and public health research, split into three streams based on career stage: