Recent Awards

 

Here, the India Alliance announces Recommended Fellowship Awardees for the current year. Please note, these Fellowship Awards have been recommended by the India Alliance Fellowship Committee. Recommended Awardees, who accept the India Alliance Fellowship, are listed on our Fellows page.

* indicates newly awarded Host Institution.

2019

Early Career Fellowships

Dr Anubhuti Bansal, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi

Dr Bireshwar Sinha, *Society for Applied Studies, New Delhi

Dr Shilpa Rao, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

 

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2019

EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS:
  • Dr Sreeja Narayanan, *Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi 
  • Mr Anusree Mahanta, Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore  
  • Dr Hemangi Bhonsle Gopurappilly, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai  
  • Dr Hannah Mary Thomas T, Christian Medical College Vellore, Vellore 
  • Mr Sanjeev Kumar, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi  
  • Dr Renjitha Gopurappilly, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore  
  • Dr Sudipta Tung, Ashoka University, Sonepat 
  • Dr Kamakshi Sureka Paul, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow 
  • Dr Pratik Chaudhari, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 
  • Dr Chandana Basu Mallick, *Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 
  • Dr Rajeswari Appadurai, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
  • Dr Swagata Dey, National Brain Research Centre, Gurugram 

 

INTERMEDIATE FELLOWSHIPS:

November Round :

  • Dr Dibyendu Kumar Das , Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 
  • Dr Kartik Sunagar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
  • Dr Maria Thaker, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore  
  • Dr Arnab Barik, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
  • Dr Supreet Saini, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 
  • Dr Rajender Motiani, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad 

 

June Round:

  • Dr Sadhan Das , Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram 
  • Dr Baskar Bakthavachalu, Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore 
  • Dr Kushagra Bansal, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore 
  • Dr Pavithra Lakshminarasimhan Chavali, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad 
  • Dr Bhavana Muralidharan, Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore 
  • Dr Rajesh Patkar, *The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 
  • Dr Siddharth Jhunjhunwala, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
  • Dr Shilpak Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata 
  • Dr Anita Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 

 

SENIOR FELLOWSHIPS:

November Round:

  • Dr Roop Mallik , Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (Senior Fellowship renewal) 
  • Dr Ambarish Ghosh, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
  • Dr Kavita Babu , Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
  • Dr. Bushra Ateeq, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 
  • Dr. Ramandeep Singh, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad 

 

June Round:

  • Dr Ruchi Anand , Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 
  • Dr Mahak Sharma, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Mohali 
  • Dr Nishith Gupta, *BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus 

 

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2016

Professor Sandhya S Visweswariah, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

2015

Professor Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Research, Bangalore/Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore

Professor Akhilesh Pandey, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore/ Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore

2014

Professor Anura Kurpad, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore

2012

Professor Vaskar Saha, Translational Cancer Research Center, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata

2019

I. Grant Title: Longitudinal effects of Air Pollution Exposures on Lung growth and development of biomarker of lung function deficit in Urban Children,

Lead Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahesh Padukudru Anand, JSS Medical College, India

Principal Investigators:

  1. Dr Anant Mohan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  2. Dr George D’Souza, St Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore
  3. Dr Harish Phuleira, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Mumbai
  4. Dr Rajesh K Thimmulappa, JSS Medical College, Mysore
  5. Dr Gregory A Wellenius, Brown University, USA

Studies from USA and Europe find that a significant proportion of children in communities with high air pollution levels have poor lung development, which leads to significant deficit in peak lung function as they reach to young adulthood (18-22yr). Lower lung function in young adults dramatically increases risk for COPD and heart diseases. The air pollution across Indian cities is several times higher than Western world. However, its impact on lung development in children in India is not known. This project will study lung development in children living in Mysore, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi to find the adverse impact of rising air pollution.

II. Grant Title: Developing broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody mediated prevention and treatment strategy by assessing their effectiveness in neutralizing HIV‐1 subtype C circulating in India across different regions and distinct risk groups.

Lead Principal Investigator: Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, India

Principal Investigators:

  1. Dr Vainav Patel, ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai
  2. Dr Shanmugam Saravanan, Y.R. Gaitonde Medical, Educational and Research Foundation, Chennai

Integrated disease management approaches are increasingly promoted as a means of improving effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare for chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Novel anti‐HIV broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (bNAbs) hold promise in the prevention and treatment of HIV‐1n infection. Hence to develop an effective bnAbs based preventive & therapeutic solution for HIV, it becomes critical to assess people living with HIV (PLHIV) categorized into dissect risk groups, ethnicity with and without comorbidities. Through the proposed study, investigators aim to assess the potential of lead bnAbs as product for prevention and therapy in the context of Indian subtype C viruses.

2019

I. Grant Title: Role of protein and vitamin B12 in clinical and public health nutrition in India,

Lead Principal Investigator:Prof. Anura Kurpad, St. John’s Medical College

Principal Investigators:

  1. Prof. Harshpal Singh Sachdev, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research.
  2. Prof. Tinku Thomas, St. John’s Medical College.
  3. Prof. Rebecca Raj, St. John’s Medical College

Since Indian diets are cereal-based, they lack quality foods like pulses, milk, egg, fruits and vegetables. Poor intake of these foods results in poor child growth, low muscle mass and the risk of adult diabetes. During breast feeding, we need to understand how the mother’s food intake influences her breast milk, and along with later home foods, influences her baby’s growth. Vitamin B12 comes from animal source foods like milk and meat and is very low in vegetarian India. When low B12 intakes co-exist with gut problems, measuring absorption is important. In this project, three vertical activities are proposed, using deep-phenotyping and innovative statistical methods, to evaluate the role of these nutrients specific to public health problems. The knowledge gained in this project will be translated to public health actions by examining national surveys.

II. Grant Title: Centre for Health Outcomes Research and Economics (CHORE)

Lead Principal Investigator: Dr Raja Narayanan, LV Prasad Eye Institute.

Principal Investigators:

  1. Dr Anthony Vipin Das, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
  2. Prof. Chirantan Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  3. Dr GVS Murthy, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad

LV Prasad Eye Institute has digitised all its patient records of over 30 years into a single Electronic Medical Record system. This is automatically updated with information from new patients and contains both economic related as well as the medical information of every patient ever seen in any LVPEI network hospital. Using this data and by mining for relevant information, it proposes to address important economic and public health related questions for improving interventions and policy in eye care. It aims to generate new knowledge in clinical research and develop a training centre for clinicians to assess and perform research, evaluate cost-effectiveness of services and interventions, and analyse big data. It partners with IIM, Ahmedabad and IIPH, Hyderabad in this endeavour.

2019

Research Management Fellowships

Dr Aradhita Baral, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi

Mr Godwin Vicente Fernandes, Sangath, Goa

Dr Madhuri Dutta, George Institute for Global Health, New Delhi

Ms Ramya Mohan, St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore

Dr Renuka Nardodkar, Indian Law Society, Pune

Dr Vineetha Raghavan, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

 

Research Management Institutional Grants

Dr Ponnari Gottipati, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

Dr Rashmi Ramesh, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Ms Sumithra Selvam, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore

Dr Smita Jain, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

 

INORMS 2020 Travel Grant

Dr Kamal Gulati, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Dr Madhuri Dutta, George Institute of Global Health India, New Delhi

Dr Malini Pillai, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

Dr Pankaj Gupta, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, Bangalore

Dr Ponnari Gottipati, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

Dr Rashmi Ramesh, Institute of Public Health, Bangalore

Dr Smita Jain, India Bioscience, Bangalore