February 6, 2023

Clinical, Research & Training Programme (CRTP)

Supported by the DBT- Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Applications are invited on a rolling basis

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The Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong (IIPHS) in collaboration with the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), NEH Research Complex, Meghalaya has established a Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases Research and Training Centre (ZVBDC) for the Northeast region (NER) of India. The ZVBDC is supported by the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance.

The ZVBDC aims to bring together a trans-disciplinary team of researchers to (1) develop a regional research hub for collaborative, trans-disciplinary research and training that will support evidence-based public-health decision-making; and (2) conduct trans-disciplinary research to improve understanding of transmission dynamics of some of the key ZVBDs in the northeast region and the threat from transboundary animal diseases.

Applications are invited from professionals with degrees in clinical (MBBS/MD/AYUSH degrees) and Public Health (MPH) / Veterinary Public Health or equivalent courses to join a fully-funded, 3-year mentored research and training fellowship at the Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong, Meghalaya, focusing on ZVBDs, such as Japanese Encephalitis, Brucellosis, Scrub Typhus, Leptospirosis, Cryptosporidiosis, HINI Influenza, and Malaria.

The fellowship funding amounts to a total of INR 50 lakhs (INR 5,000,000), this is inclusive of salary and fees of all training costs as may be applicable.

A total of 6 research training fellowships are available under this scheme. Selected CRTP Fellows will have an opportunity to do their Ph.D. during the fellowship, although this is not mandatory. Candidates willing to undertake a PhDs can register for their PhDs at the Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong (https://www.mlcuniv.in/).

The selected fellows will be required to demonstrate satisfactory progress, as per 6-monthly assessments, based on skills acquired and significant achievements in the assigned clinical/public health research project. It is mandatory for the fellows to complete 3 years of training to be eligible for a fellowship certificate. The earliest start date of the fellowship will be May 2023.

Interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria may apply by sending their application materials in the prescribed format (template enclosed) by email to admin@iiphs.ac.in with the subjectZVBD CRTP Application – Applicant’s Surname”. The application must include your full name, email address, mobile number, postal address, language skills, software skills, and the name and contact details of two academic referees (See application form template).

Each application should include the following documents:

  1. Application form – Biodata
  2. A Research Proposal on one of the ZVBD topics (max. 2500 words) that clearly indicates research question/s, as well as other components of the proposal (refer guidelines on template)

Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until all fellowships have been awarded. Applications will be screened internally; incomplete applications risk being screened out.  Short-listed candidates will have to appear for an interview – online option will be available for those from outside the state. No separate intimation will be given to those deemed ineligible or not shortlisted. Candidates who have applied earlier need not reapply. Candidates from the northeast region of India and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

IIPHS has the right to not fill some or all of the above posts, and no separate intimation will be given to the candidates who are not selected.

Please find the link to the advertisement below. Candidates can apply using the application form given in advertisement link : https://iiphs.ac.in/wp-content/Downloads/Notice/APPLICATION%20FORM_CRTP%20ONE%20HEALTH%20FELLOWSHIP.docx

0-5 years
Work Level
Employment Type
Fellowship / PhD/ Post Doc
As per industry standards, depending upon skills & competencies of the candidate
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