Public Health Research Initiative (PHRI) Fellowship

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Public Health Research Initiative (PHRI) Fellowship

Public Health Research Initiative (PHRI) Fellowship: -Public Health foundation of India PHFI_newLogo colours(PHFI) in collaboration with Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB, A Statutory Body under Department of Science and Technology (DST)) aims to set up an extramural fund to provide the Indian researchers focused on public health from institutions of repute, as per an established process. Science and Engineering Research Board is an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, established by an Act of the Parliament of India in 2009. The Board is chaired by the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Science and Technology and shall have other senior government officials and eminent scientists as members. The Board was set up for promoting basic research in science and engineering and to provide financial assistance to scientists, academicinstitutions, R&D laboratories, industrial concerns and other agencies for such research. About the Fellowship PHRI enable young Indian researchers to carry out clearly defined research project at a place of their choice up to a period of 36 months. The individual availing this research grant would be called as a PHRI Research fellow.

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health.


The applicant must possess a Post-Graduate degree from an accredited institution in any domain related to public health, including medical and non-medical sciences, nutrition, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social sciences, law and humanities. It would be desirable if the applicant has a doctoral degree. (Applicants related to Biomedical, Biophysics and biochemistry are excluded from PHRI fellowships)

Fellowship Highlight:

Research grant of upto 30 Lakh per fellowship.

 Duration: 3 Years maximum

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