The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) provides funding for Indo-U.S., joint project proposals from interested scientists, engineers and scientific organizations to develop low-cost medical devices.
Study Subject: Low-Cost Medical Devices
Employer: The initiative is administered by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India; and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, United States of America.
Level:Scientists, Engineers and Scientific organizations
Scholarship Description: The Indo-U.S. Collaborative Program on Low-Cost Medical Devices was established by a Joint Statement between the Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of India and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering on 4 October 2007. The goal of the present initiative is to 1) foster joint activities between U.S. and Indian scientists for the development of low-cost, medical devices, 2) address medical needs in low-resource settings, and 3) take advantage of opportunities and technological advances through the development of appropriate, low-cost medical devices.
Investigators are invited to propose collaborative projects that are enhanced by the inclusion of both U.S. and India components. Low-cost medical device development that could have an impact on low-resource settings may be proposed. Funding for the U.S. component of collaborative projects will be through NIH research grant award mechanism (R03). Funding for the Indian component will be in accordance with DBT terms and conditions regarding the release of research and development grants.
Scholarship Application Deadline:
January 26, 2011, May 24, 2011, September 23, 2011, January 24, 2012, May 24, 2012, September 24, 2012, January 24, 2013, May 24, 2013, September 24, 2013.
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