The Indo-US Clinical Research Ethics Fellowship Program has been jointly conceptualized by the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Biotechnology, GoI. The program has been designed to create leaders in the field of bioethics in India with the aim to specifically focus on capacity building in the area of clinical research ethics. After their training, and completion of the fellowship project, the fellows are expected to work towards capacity building in the area of clinical research ethics in India and establishment of centres of excellence in bioethics within research institutions. These centres of excellence are expected to serve as resource for research, training, guidance, and policy development, related to the ethics of clinical research in India.
The objective of the program is to support motivated individuals with strong scientific background with interest in the field of bioethics. The present RFP for fellowship aims towards building a critical mass of trained scholars who will contribute actively to the international literature on clinical research ethics, and who will be able to advice clinical researchers, administrators and policy makers in India on emerging issues.
The program will support research projects in the field of clinical research ethics including, but not limited to, ethical aspects of:
Any interested professional having the following eligibility can apply with the endorsement letter in the desired format from the Host Institute. Selection of the Host Institute shall be subject to qualifying the eligibility criteria provided below.
A. Fellow Applicant
i. MBBS/BDS/Bachelors in Traditional Systems of Medicine /Masters level training in Nursing/Paramedical Disciplines or Masters in Life sciences/Pharmaceutical sciences/Social Sciences/Ethics/Health Law with two years of experience and demonstrated interest in ethics and/or regulatory aspects of clinical research
ii. Clinician scientists with experience or training in ethics, working in institutions engaged in research who demonstrate an intent to take the learning from the fellowship forward for wider dissemination (preferably regionally or nationally).
iii. M.D./M.S./M.D.S./PG Degree in Traditional Systems of Medicine (hereinafter to be referred as “M.D./M.S.” only)/ Ph.D. in Health Sciences/Life sciences/Pharmaceutical sciences/Social Sciences/Health Law or equivalent degree related to health from a recognized university in India. In case of Ph.D., the PhD thesis should be relevant for clinical research ethics.
B Host Institute:
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Proposal is required to be submitted online only. To submit a proposal online, please log on to the BIRAC website (www.birac.nic.in).
Last date for Submission of Proposals: 18th September 2023(5:00 p.m.)
Details of the RFP including eligibility requirements, guidelines etc. are available in this Link(Click Here)
Announcement Date: 03-08-2023
Last Submission Date: 03-10-2023 05:00 PM