Award Conditions

The Award conditions detail the conditions under which a Fellowship/Grant is awarded.

Award conditions - These conditions were produced in August 2019.

Please note that the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance reserves the right to change the conditions from time to time.

 

Conditions under which an India Alliance funding is awarded:

  1. Employment and Title
  2. Administration
  3. Equipment
  4. Audit
  5. Research Integrity: Role of Partner Institution
  6. Publications and Publicity
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation
  8. Mentorship Requirement
  9. Intellectual Property and Commercial Activities
  10. Time Commitment
  11. Fellowship Extensions and Other India Alliance Fellowships
  12. Other Fellowships and Grants
  13. Limitation of Liability
  14. Variation, Transfer and Termination
  15. Statement on Equality and Diversity
  16. Managing Reputational Risks
  17. Position Statements and Other Policies
  18. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
  19. Definitions

 

The Award Conditions, together with the Award Letter and the policies and positions, set out the terms and conditions by which the funding is granted by The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance to the Host Institution. It is the Host Institution’s responsibility to ensure that these terms and conditions are duly followed and complied with, during the tenure of the award.

Hard copies are available on request by sending an email to [email protected] Policies and position statements may also be viewed at https://www.indiaalliance.org/award-conditions and https://www.indiaalliance.org/award-policies.

(i) The India Alliance does not employ the Grantholder or any staff that the Grantholder may be permitted to employ. In all cases where the Grantholder is permitted to employ staff, the Host Institution is required to issue a contract of employment to such staff in compliance with the terms and conditions of the Award Letter and Conditions in addition to complying with all relevant laws and regulations.

(ii) The Grantholder should be recognized as a "Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Research Training/Early Career/Intermediate/Senior/Margdarshi Fellow/Grantee" as may be appropriate and this title should be used at all times during the tenure of the award, including their official webpage. The Grantholder should refer to his/her title even in any subsequent publication or patent.

(i) The award shall be administered by an eligible Host Institution, as identified in the Award Letter.

(ii) The Host Institution is required to maintain its not-for-profit and financial status for the entire duration of the award and shall be responsible to inform India Alliance immediately if there is any change in status. Funding may not be issued or may be withdrawn if the India Alliance deems the Host Institution ineligible for support. Eligibility is determined by the India Alliance prior to issue of award, based on the not-for- profit and financial status, which are detailed at https://www.indiaalliance.org/remit-and- eligibility. A copy of financial documents verifying the eligibility of the Host Institution must be submitted annually to the India Alliance office for the entire tenure of the award.

(iii)Payments shall not be made until the Grantholder and the Host Institution have formally accepted the terms and conditions of the award, as recorded on the Grant Start Certificate. Subsequent payments shall normally be made annually on pro rata basis subject to availability of funds. The annual year corresponds to the Indian financial year, which runs from 1 April to 31 March of the following year.

(iv) The Host Institution shall partner in the award by playing a supporting role to the Grantholder in the research and engage all necessary resources as may be required to conduct the activities described in the Award Letter. The award should be activated by the date indicated on the award letter, which is typically within a year from the award.

(v)Payments will be released only after the submission of satisfactory Annual Research Report and Annual Spend Report and/or any project-related requirement with requested supporting documents from the Grantholder and Host Institution for the preceding financial year. This rule applies to all payments except the first one.

(vi) The Annual Spend Reports must include latest pay-slip of the Grantholder for the last month of the financial year. The amount of top up (only case of Fellowships and eligible cases in Grants) will be calculated based on the gross salary indicated in the pay-slip or contract of employment, which will be revised for each installment based on the latest pay-slip provided at the end of the financial year and will be fixed for the next financial year. No further adjustments will be made to the salary during the financial year. Any revisions in salary at the Host Institution during the financial year will only be considered for the next installment in the next financial year. Where other payment arrangements apply, these shall be detailed in the Award Letter.

(vii) The Host Institution and the Grantholder will be responsible to submit Annual Spend Reports and Annual Research Reports to the India Alliance. Annual Spend Reports are due after 31 March and should be submitted before 31 May. Annual Research Reports will be due by 30 November, unless otherwise specified by the India Alliance. The India Alliance office will provide in advance the formats for both reports. The Research Training Fellows are required to submit an additional report on completion of 09 months of their Fellowship for a review as detailed under Condition on Monitoring and Evaluation. Subsequently, a final progress report would be required at the end of the Funding period.

(viii) The first two installments will be released in their entirety regardless of the amount spent by the Grantholder. From the third installment onwards, if any amount from the previous year is unspent, this will be carried forward and the balance will be adjusted against the next installment.

(ix) The interest earned by the Host Institution on the India Alliance funds will be adjusted annually from the institutional overheads. The Host Institution must share the details of interest earned on India Alliance funds along with the Annual Spend Report on an annual basis. The allocation of research funds for a particular financial year should not be affected due to this adjustment.

(x)End-of-Fellowship/Grant Research Report and Audited Final Spend Reports (Annual & End-of- Fellowship/Grant Spend Report) will be required by the India Alliance upon completion of the award tenure.

(xi) If there is any variance between the Annual Spend Reports and audited Final Spend Reports, the India Alliance shall have the right to adjust or withhold future payments.

(xii) The India Alliance shall have the right to seek reimbursement in the event of an overpayment in relation to any India Alliance Funding made to the Host Institution, including by setting such overpayment off against payments due under other India Alliance Funding to the Host Institution.

(xiii) The India Alliance shall also have the right to suspend payments to the Host Institution where it is concerned about – (a) an aspect of any Annual Spend and Research Reports or any End-of- Fellowship/Grant Spend and Research Reports, or (b) in the event of non-delivery of the Annual Spend and Research Reports or an End-of-Fellowship/Grant Spend and Research Reports.

(xiv)The India Alliance shall retain 2% of total transferable funds and institutional overheads from the penultimate installment. For the Research Training Fellowship, the funds shall be withheld from the second installment. If eligible, the retained funds will be released upon the receipt and acceptance of the independently audited End-of-Fellowship/Grant Spend Report and an End-of-Fellowship/Grant Research Report attested by the Sponsor and the Grantholder. Both reports must be received within three months of the end of the Funding tenure, unless the India Alliance agrees otherwise.

(i) The partner role of the Host Institution includes but not limited to:

 

  • Putting in place clearly defined procedures for the procurement of equipment and ensuring that equipment funded by the India Alliance is acquired by it using these procedures.
  • Appropriate insurance and maintenance of equipment purchased with India Alliance Funds throughout its useful life.

 

(ii) Equipment funded by India Alliance is awarded to the Host Institution specifically for the Grantholder’s research. Use of the equipment by others at the Host Institution is encouraged for a reasonable fraction of the time, such that it does not compromise the Grantholder’s research needs. Written permission from the India Alliance shall be obtained to use the equipment for any other purpose, including, charging, hiring, lending or disposing of it. India Alliance will not be liable to cover any cost towards such activities.

(iii) During the tenure of the award, if the Grantholder wishes to transfer the Fellowship to a different Host Institution in India, the equipment procured on the Fellowship may be carried to the new Host Institution.

(iv) In case of premature termination, the equipment procured on the India Alliance Funding will be left with the Host Institution. It would be the Sponsor’s responsibility to ensure that the India Alliance Funding for the equipment is duly recorded as ‘funded by India Alliance’ for future tracking and use.

(v) In case of any dispute, which may arise due to transfer of award or as a consequence of premature termination, the India Alliance reserves the right to determine the future of any equipment purchased through its funding. Such events will be considered on a case-to-case basis, and at the discretion of the India Alliance, which will facilitate appropriate utilization of funds as mandated in its objectives.

(i) The control of expenditure to be funded under the Fellowship/Grant shall be governed by the normal standards and procedures of the Host Institution and shall be covered by a formal audit arrangement that exists in the Host Institution. This arrangement must be in line with India Alliance Award Conditions and policies.

(ii) The India Alliance shall have the right to request from the Host Institution, at any time, any financial information with respect to its funding; and/or to ask for confirmation from the external auditors of the Host Institution, that the external auditors have signed their opinion on the annual accounts of the Host Institution without qualification; and the management letter from the auditors raises no matters that did or could significantly affect the administration of Fellowships/Grants awarded by the India Alliance. If the auditors have raised any such matters in their management letter, the India Alliance would require the Host Institution to provide it with relevant extracts from the letter.

(iii) The Host Institution shall provide access to accounting and other records relating to the Fellowship/Grants and the activities funded by it for auditors and other personnel from or appointed by the India Alliance at any time (at the India Alliance’s expense), if requested. Such access shall include the right to inspect any equipment or facilities acquired through the India Alliance funding. Where elements of expenditure under the Fellowship/Grants have been subcontracted, the Host Institution should ensure that the right of access extends to the accounts, records, equipment and facilities of any such subcontractor.

(iv) The India Alliance shall have the right, at its discretion and expense, to audit (directly or via third parties engaged by it) the Fellowship/Grant, income and expenditure in relation to the activities funded by India Alliance and/or the systems used by the Host Institution to administer India Alliance Funding at any time.

(v) The Host Institution should maintain a separate accounting cost code specific to the Fellowship/Grant, and all costs and income properly relating to the Fellowship/Grant should be accounted for through that cost code. The Host Institution should ensure that appropriate records are kept supporting the entries made on the cost code.

(i) The Host Institution shall have in place formal written policies on Research Integrity. These include: (a) Good Research Practices, (b) Scientific Misconduct, and (c) Conflicts of Interest. These policies must be in accordance to the guidelines, subject to amendment, available on the India Alliance website.

(ii) The Host Institution shall ensure that prior to commencement of the Fellowship/Grant and during its entire period, it meets all the necessary legal and regulatory requirements and has obtained all the necessary licenses and approvals in order to conduct the research. Where any element of the India Alliance-funded research is to be conducted outside the Host Institution, it should include any such legal, regulatory, license and approval arrangements as required.

(iii) The Host Institution shall ensure that research involving the use of animals complies at all times with the relevant laws and regulations in the host country. Any element of research funded by the India Alliance must, as a minimum standard, be conducted in accordance with principles of UK based NC3Rs and the India Alliance’s policy on research involving the use of animals (see website).

(iv) The Host Institution shall ensure that it has in place formal written procedures for managing the process for obtaining any necessary or appropriate ethical approval for the research funded by the India Alliance, and must accept full responsibility for ensuring that any such ethical approval is in place at all relevant times during the course of the funding.

(v) The Host Institution is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and management of the research funded by the India Alliance in accordance with best international research practice. The Host Institution shall ensure that its processes and polices are consistent with those of the India Alliance and meet all relevant regulatory and legislative requirements. The India Alliance shall be entitled to see copies of the Host Institution’s processes and policies and, if requested, the Host Institution shall provide access to its facilities to enable the India Alliance, or a third party authorized by the India Alliance, to review its processes and policies.

(vi) If the Host Institution does not have any of the policies listed in Condition on Research Integrity, then it shall adopt the relevant policy as issued by the India Alliance from time to time.

(vii)When appropriate and necessary, the India Alliance may seek written confirmation that the Grantholders and their Host Institutions are following the highest standards of Research Integrity.

(i) The findings from research funded by the India Alliance should be published in an appropriate form, usually as papers in refereed journals.

(ii) The publication or release of such findings may be reasonably delayed enabling protection of any intellectual property (IP). The identification, protection, management and exploitation of IP would be subject to Award Condition on Intellectual Property and Commercial Activities.

(iii) All research papers that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and are supported in whole or in part by the India Alliance funding, shall be made available from Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) as soon as possible and preferably within or immediately after 6 months from date of final publication. Please refer to Open access policy for more details.

(iv) All publications must acknowledge India Alliance’s funding in the prescribed format and must include correct grant reference number. Grantholders are required to include the following statement under funding disclosure/acknowledgement section in publications/patents/other research outputs arising from India Alliance-funded research: “This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Fellowship/Grant [grant number xxxx] awarded toXX.”

(v) The Host Institution and the Grantholder shall consult with the India Alliance on any press statements that may be issued about the Fellowship/Grant or the findings from its funded activities.

India Alliance considers constant monitoring and evaluation of its funded research, individuals, institutions and activities very seriously and it has put in place defined processes for periodic evaluation. The mid-term review will evaluate the Grantholder’s progress during the tenure of their India Alliance funding. The continuation of India Alliance funding after the third year will be contingent upon a satisfactory review of the progress made during the first half of the funding. India Alliance will continue to review the progress made by the Grantholder in the subsequent years of funding. India Alliance reserves the right to review the status of funding at any stage of the award based on the progress made by the Grantholder.

A Committee designated by India Alliance will review the Grantholder’s progress based on the details presented in the annual progress report and during the Annual Fellows Meeting. For details, please refer to Policy on evaluation and monitoring of funded research. India Alliance reserves the right to make amendments to this policy to accommodate the changing requirements of the review process.

(i) India Alliance recognizes the value of good mentorship. A good mentor is an established researcher, who can provide intellectual and administrative inputs to help new investigators better navigate through the early years of their independent career.

(ii) Grantholders are required to identify a suitable mentor for the tenure of the Fellowship. A mentor may be the same as the sponsor, a senior academic in the host institution or another institution in India or overseas.

(iii) It is mandatory for the Early Career and Intermediate Fellows to have a mentor during the period of funding and submission of a letter of agreement from the designated mentor is required for initiating the award. The Fellow will have the freedom to continue with the same mentor through the term of the Fellowship or switch to another mentor after the first year.

(iv) India Alliance will require Grantholders to furnish mentor details in their annual progress report. It will also require a formal note from the mentor on his/her role during the year. This is a mandatory requirement for the Intermediate and Early Career Fellows but optional for the Senior Fellows.

(i) India Alliance requires the Host Institution to develop and implement strategies and procedures for the identification, protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property generated through India Alliance funded research (India Alliance-funded IP). India Alliance also requires the Host Institution to ensure that all persons in receipt of India Alliance funding or working on an IndiaAlliance- funded activity (including employees, students, visiting fellows and subcontractors) are employed or retained on terms that vest in the Host Institution on all India Alliance-funded IP.

(ii) Should any India Alliance-funded IP arise, then the India Alliance requires the partnering Host Institution to consider whether the protection, management and exploitation of such India Alliance- funded IP is an appropriate means of achieving public benefit. If the Host Institution considers that this is an appropriate means, then it shall seek prior written advice from India Alliance (not to be unreasonably contradicted) before it makes any commercial use of, or grants to any third party, any exploitation rights over such India Alliance-funded IP. While India Alliance will not receive any equity or revenue, it will require the Host Institution to also ensure that there is no inappropriate use of patents that is detrimental to scientific endeavor or to advances in healthcare. This will ensure appropriate utilization of funds provided through India Alliance and are as per the mandate of the funding partners.

(iii) If the Host Institution is unable to protect, manage or exploit any India Alliance-funded IP to its reasonable satisfaction, then the India Alliance shall advise the Host Institution on how to protect, manage and exploit such India Alliance-funded IP. Unless India Alliance reasonably considers that the opportunity to protect, manage or exploit such India Alliance-funded IP for the public benefit could be lost and more immediate action is required, India Alliance may step into the shoes of the Host Institution after giving reasonable time of six months in writing to the Host Institution, to assist in managing and execution of the IP. In such situations, the Host Institution will cooperate with India Alliance to do, and shall ensure that its employees, students and any third party acting on its behalf do, all acts required to assist the India Alliance in such protection and exploitation of its funded IP.

(iv) If the Host Institution wishes to use any third party to carry out its obligations with respect to this Condition, then it shall only do so after obtaining prior advice of India Alliance.

(i) The India Alliance expects its Grantholders to spend the following percent of their research time on IA-funded activity: 90-100% for Early Career Fellows (see Award Condition on Other Fellowships and Grants), at least 80% for Intermediate Fellows, 70% for Senior Fellows, and 50% for Senior Fellows on renewal. Justified exceptions for clinicians will have to be presented to the Selection Committee for approval. The Research Training Fellows are expected to spend at least 4 days per week on the India Alliance funded training program.

(ii) India Alliance expects its Grantholders to spend most of their time on research with any non-research activity (e.g. teaching, administration) not normally exceeding 2 hours per week (for Early Career Fellows) or 8 hours per week (for Intermediate and Senior Fellows). The Research Training Fellows’ involvement in clinical duties and non-research activities, including on call duties must not exceed 2 days per week.

(iii) In case of Grants, the time commitment should be in line with the percentage effort indicated and approved by the Funding Committee.

(i) If the Fellow has not utilized all the funds allocated for the duration of the Fellowship, India Alliance may consider a no-cost extension. The terms and conditions of the extension would have to be negotiated with India Alliance. The Research Training Fellowship has no provision to request a no-cost extension. Grants have no provision of no-cost extension.

(ii) No-cost extensions are not guaranteed, and the Fellows are cautioned that significant scientific justifications would have to be presented for an extension. The Fellows are required to submit a request for a no-cost extension at least 04 months before the end of the Fellowship. Late requests will not be processed.

(iii) India Alliance shall support its Fellows while on maternity leave, sick leave and paternity leave by continuing to provide their personal support. The duration of such leave shall be in accordance with the Host Institution's rules and regulations on this matter.

(iv) India Alliance may also consider extending the End-of-Grant Date on maternity grounds for up to one year. Such a request for an extension must be communicated to the Office at least 04 months prior to the End-of-Grant Date. This is a one-time request and India Alliance will not consider any further extensions of the Fellowship on maternity grounds in future.

(v) If the Fellowship extension on maternity grounds also requires the release of supplementary funds for research (cost extension), such a request should be substantiated by a strong scientific justification. The decision on the requirement to release supplementary funds is at the discretion of the Committee. Such a request must be communicated to the Office at least 04 months prior to the End-of-Grant Date.

(vi) Fellows are encouraged to consult India Alliance if they wish to apply to the next level of Fellowships offered by it, since policies and provisions may change periodically.

(vii)Success in one scheme does not mean that applications from India Alliance funded researchers will be given priority or assessed any differently from other applications. All applications in a scheme are assessed in competition with others received within the cohort.

(i) India Alliance Fellows are not allowed to hold any other Fellowship(s) concurrently.

(ii) The Research Training Fellows are not allowed to hold other grants for the duration of their India Alliance Fellowship.

(iii) Early Career Fellows holding a faculty position at the Host Institution are allowed to be Principal Investigator (PI) on another grant only if the additional grant is an infrastructure/equipment grant to support Fellow’s research at the Host Institution. Also, Early Career Fellows awarded under clinical and public health research category, not holding a faculty position may commit up to 10% of their research time on other grants as co-Principal Investigators (co-PIs). However, Early Career Fellows awarded under the basic research category, who do not hold a faculty position at the Host Institution, will not be allowed to commit time on other grants, either as a PI or co-PI. Consequently, Early Career Fellows eligible to apply for other grants will be required to commit at least 90% of their research time on the India Alliance-funded research. Eligible Early Career Fellows are expected to inform India Alliance in advance of submitting the other grant.

(iv) All Grantholders are expected to inform the India Alliance if they intend to apply for additional grants after the commencement of their funding. To maintain a high standard of research integrity and to protect its IP, India Alliance wishes to avoid the same research being funded by different funding agencies.

(v) Fellows are permitted to apply for another Fellowship as their India Alliance Fellowship draws to an end (within one year of their end-date); however, India Alliance should be informed about their plans and if successful, they are required to commence the Fellowship only after the end of their India Alliance Fellowship.

(vi) Fellows are allowed to apply or hold awards in India, e.g. DBT’s Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA), National Bioscience Award for Career Development (NBACD). The Dual Fellowship policy is not applicable to these Awards. However, Fellows must inform India Alliance of their intention to apply and outcome, if applicable, in a timely manner.

(vii)Fellows must submit documentary evidence if in receipt of the IYBA, NBACD or similar awards, as applicable, at the time of their initiation and annually thereafter. The Research Training Fellows are not allowed to apply for these awards.

The India Alliance accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for expenditure (or liabilities arising out of such expenditure) or liabilities arising out of its funded activities. The India Alliance shall not indemnify the Host Institution, any Grantholder or any other person working on its funded project (including employees, students, visiting fellows and subcontractors) against any claims for compensation or against any other claims (whether under any statute or regulation or at common law) for which the Host Institution may be liable as an employer or otherwise or for which any such person may be liable.

(i) The India Alliance reserves the right to amend the Award Conditions, any terms and conditions in the Award Letter and the Policies and Position Statements on its funding. Such changes shall be notified on the India Alliance’s website.

(ii) In the event of any conflict between the provisions of the Award Conditions as amended from time to time, and of the Award Letter, the provisions of the Award Conditions shall take precedence.

(iii) The Host Institution (or the Grantholder, if appropriate) shall inform the India Alliance without delay of any change to the status of the Host Institution or the Grantholder, which may affect their ability to comply with the Award Conditions.

(iv) If an Early Career Fellow or a Research Training Fellow secures a salaried position after being recommended for an award, the change in the position of the Fellow will be judged based on the time commitment to the India Alliance funded project, the completion of the scientific deliverables and the kind of support the Host institution agrees to extend to the Fellow during the tenure of the Fellowship.

(v) With the exception of Margdarshi Fellowships, India Alliance precludes its Grantholders from holding salaried appointments with an institution other than the Host Institution, concurrently with the India Alliance Fellowship.

(vi) The Grantholder shall inform India Alliance as soon as feasible of any significant divergence from the original aims and directions of its funded research.

(vii)The India Alliance reserves the right to terminate the funding at any time during the tenure of the award if there has been any gross violation of its Award Conditions or policies or a breach of research ethics. A written warning and other appropriate due process would normally precede a termination notice.

(viii) Transfer of funding to another Host Institution or Principal Investigator(s) in Grants schemes is not permissible.

(ix) For Fellowships, if the Grantholder wishes to transfer to a different Host Institution in India, the change may be allowed subject to support of the new Host Institution to the Grantholder and approval of transfer of the Fellowship by the Selection Committee. For this purpose, a confirmation of support indicating the new Host Institution’s awareness of the terms and conditions of the award and an acceptance to comply throughout the tenure of the funding must be submitted to India Alliance. Similarly, the Grantholder would be required to scientifically justify the choice of the new Host institution, which will be assessed by the Committee. The Research Training Fellows shall not be allowed to transfer the Fellowship to a different Host Institution, unless the Principal Supervisor moves to another institution and the Fellow follows him/her to the new institution. The Fellowship transfer will be at the discretion of India Alliance and the decisions will be taken on a case-to-case basis.

(x) The India Alliance also recognizes that Grantholders may wish to terminate their funding during the tenure of the award. In this situation, it would be the responsibility of the Sponsor to inform the India Alliance of this decision, along with the reason(s), at least 90 days prior to the date on which the Grantholder wishes to prematurely terminate the award. Also, the Sponsor along with the Grantolder must ensure that all the documentation regarding the award must be completed on or before the date of termination.

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is a public charitable trust registered in India. It aims to improve the biomedical science landscape in India by supporting the best and the brightest people from India and overseas to do research in India. We also employ talented people to support ourmission. In its operations the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is committed to inclusion and equality. Our Grantholders and staff are selected purely on their merit irrespective of their gender, race or religion, and are encouraged to foster a culture that is open and values diversity. Our Grantholders are located at research institution and universities across India. In keeping with our policy on equality and diversity, we encourage these institutions to also formally accept this policy in their operations.

(i) The India Alliance funding schemes fund researchers, research teams and research environments at eligible not-for-profit Host Institutions that are at par with international standards of excellence and ethics.

(ii) For the effective implementation of this program, both the Grantholders and the Host institutions must ensure that funds awarded through the India Alliance schemes are specifically utilized for its funded research and must not be used for any other purposes. The Grantholders must ensure that they utilize their time commitments for research purposes only and not engage in any activities that have the potential to damage the reputation of India Alliance.

(iii) If during the tenure of the award, the Grantholder is found to be involved in any activity, which may pose a reputational threat, India Alliance reserves right to terminate the funding. The India Alliance shall have the right to request from the Host Institution, at any time, any information with respect to the India Alliance Grantholders or any related fact, which may have relevance to the situation arising due to theirmisconduct.

(iv) The course of action for managing such issues will be decided by the India Alliance and its decision will be final on any such matter.

In addition to the policies outlined in this document, India Alliance directs attention to position statements and additional policies that are detailed on its website at www.indiaalliance.org

(i) Grants process-related

a. Peer review and confidentiality

b. Conflicts of interest for individuals involved in Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance decision-making

c. Code of conduct for members of decision-making committees

(ii) Research-related

a. Researchers funded by the tobacco industry

b. Stem cell research

c. Data management and sharing

d. Access to bioinformatics resources

e. Open and unrestricted access to published research

f. Use of animals in research

g. Bioterrorism and biomedical research

h. Human participants in research

i. Intellectual property and patenting

(iii)Research integrity-related

a. Grantholders' relationships with commercial organizations

b. Good research practice

c. Handling allegations of research misconduct

These Award Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Indian law. The Host Institution and the Grantholders irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the Indian courts at Delhi to settle any disputes in connection with the Award Conditions.

Award Letter: The letter from the India Alliance to the Sponsor at the Host Institution specifying the name of the Grantholder(s), award amount and the conditions under which the award is made.

Annual Research Report: A form on which the Grantholder reports annually on the progress made on India Alliance-funded research.

Annual Spend Report: Audited statement of expenditure and utilization certificate that shall be completed by the Host Institution and submitted to the India Alliance that sets out:

(1) A comparison of (i) actual expenditure by the Host Institution during a specified period on a particular India Alliance funding, or (in the case of Host Institution Spend Reports) on all active India Alliance Grantholders held by an Host Institution; and (ii) the amount paid by the India Alliance during that period in respect of that award (in the case of Host Institution Spend Reports) in respect of all active India Alliance awards held by an Host Institution;

(2) An explanation for any variances between 1(i) and 1(ii) above, as requested by the India Alliance;and

(3) Any further information that the India Alliance requests from the Host Institution.

End-of-Fellowship/Grant Research Report: A form on which the Grantholder reports on the activities funded by the India Alliance, which shall be completed by the Grantholder and submitted to the India Alliance within three months of the end of the funding period or as otherwise required by the India Alliance.

End-of-Fellowship/Grant Spend Report: A form completed by the Host Institution that shall be submitted to the India Alliance within three months of the end of the funding period or as otherwise required by the India Alliance and that sets out:

(1) A comparison of (i) actual expenditure by the Host Institution during the funding period on the award and (ii) the total amount awarded by the India Alliance in respect of the said award;

(2) An explanation for any variances between 1(i) and 1(ii) above as requested by the India Alliance; and

(3) Any further information that the India Alliance requests from the Host Institution.

 

Europe PubMed Central: a central repository for the open access outputs of India Alliance-funded research (http://europepmc.org)

Fellow, Fellows, Grantholder, Grantholders: The “Lead Applicant” in case of Fellowship application and “Applicants” as specified in the Grant application and as specified in the Award Letter.

Fellowship/Grant: The Fellowship/Grant described in the Award Letter.

Fellowship/Grant Period: The period of the Fellowship/Grant set out in the Award Letter, commencing on the start date confirmed by the Grantholder and Host Institution on the Grant Start Certificate.

Grant Start Date: The date indicated by the Grantholder and appropriate authority at the Host Institution on the Grant Start Certificate.

Grant Start Certificate: A form provided by the India Alliance for confirmation of Fellowship/Grant Start Date and Duration by the Grantholder and Host Institution.

Host Institution: The non-profit research organization in India (including university, institution, research council or other body) at which some or all of the research funded by the India Alliance shall be carried out or which employs the Grantholder(s).

India Alliance: The public charitable trust known as The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance.

India Alliance-funded IP: Intellectual property that is, or has been, created, exemplified or developed (whether in whole or in part) from the research that the India Alliance funds. Unless specified otherwise in the Award Letter, ‘India Alliance-funded IP’ does not include the copyright in artistic works, books, articles, scientific papers, lectures or audio or visual aids to the giving of lectures or teaching.

Intellectual property (IP): Includes all inventions, discoveries, materials, technologies, products, data, algorithms, software, patents, databases, copyright and know-how.