Grant writing workshop By ICMR for young researchers

case taking 5ICMR and NIH are jointly proposing to conduct the Joint Indo-US Grantsmanship and peer review workshop under the aegis of the Indo-US Joint statement on ‘Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS’ on 6th-7th February, 2013 at India International Center, New Delhi.

The objective of the workshop is to provide opportunities for young investigators and postdoctoral fellows/trainees to develop grant-writing skills, network with leading HIV/AIDS researchers, and promote collaborations for HIV/AIDS research projects. The workshop will include presentations by ICMR and NIH Secretariat on the ICMR and NIH research programme, tips for writing a successful ICMR/NIH grant application, ICMR/NIH funding mechanisms, and potential sources of funding.

Experts in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention science from India and US as well as representatives from Indian/US funding agencies will participate. The workshop will also include experts in the various fields of HIV/AIDS research.

In the workshop it is proposed to have panel discussion and identify scientific priorities. The participants will be informed regarding essential elements to be included for writing grants for NIH/ICMR, common vision and areas of differences.

There will be a breakout session after the discussion of priority areas of both the countries. The breakout sessions for investigators will be mentored by eminent experts for development of the draft proposal. The involvement of investigators may provide opportunities for future collaborations that would allow national and international investigators to explore and collaborate with potential collaborators/consultants.

The scientists, who have an interest in collaborating with junior level investigators in India/US, are expected to participate in breakout sessions to explore possible collaborations and to develop joint draft proposal. The draft proposals would then be discussed after the presentations.

Deadline for submission of applications to participate in the Grantsmanship Workshop is 31st  December 2012.

Kindly send the completed application form via email to

Dr. Manjula Singh at [email protected]  or at [email protected]

Shortlisted candidates will be duly informed.



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