IndiaBioscience's International Grants Awareness Program (iGAP) aims to improve the success rate for Indian applications at international funding opportunities by spreading awareness, imparting skills, and inculcating confidence to apply. In this new series of articles, we speak to past and current awardees of some of these international funding schemes to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences and insights of applying and acquiring these funds.
Smita Jain, Executive Director of IndiaBioscience, speaks about the current research scenario in India and some of the most pressing challenges Indian researchers face today. She also throws in some unique but very useful career navigation advice for researchers, while revealing why she chose a career outside academia. This interview was first published on Editage Insights.
Sunita Sheel is an independent researcher based in Pune. Her work explores the realms of ethics in biological research. She is also interested in public health.
Meena Venkataraman is a wildlife biologist based in Mumbai. Her research focuses on developing strategies for conservation and management of Asiatic Lions.
Janmejaya Samal is a part-time independent researcher based in Chhattisgarh. His research examines the penetration and effectiveness of Government of India's TB control measures in Chhattisgarh.