The shortfall of clinical researchers is a crisis that will heavily impact the research scenario of Neuroscience research. Recognizing this critical need for neuro-researchers, the DBT has dedicated its HRD efforts towards investing in young clinicians with an aptitude and interest in neuro-clinical research. The main objective of this initiative is to facilitate hypothesis-driven research designed to address important issues in neuroscience by clinicians.
Towards that aim, DBT has invited applications under its "Initiative on Neuro-Clinical Research Education" (INCRE) fellowship. There would be up to eleven fellowships initially for this financial year, of one year duration that may be extendable for another year on case to case basis, based on performance review. Each fellowship will consist of a consolidated stipend of Rs 75,000/- pm and Rs 5 lakhs for one year to support research at an institution of repute.
Applicant may be interested in pursuing Neuroscience research along with clinical responsibility; and has completed residency within the past five years. The candidate should identify a mentor from the host institute and obtain a letter from him/her detailing the support and commitment to the applicant and the proposed research and training plan. The format for submission is as given on DBT website.