The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) join hands to launch the India | EMBO Lecture Courses under which up to six lecture courses will be funded per year in India.
The aim of a lecture course is to teach participants, primarily PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. These courses will be designed to provide participants with background and underlying concepts, thereby making the topic accessible to scientists with diverse scientific background.
An India | EMBO Lecture course would consist of:
- Scientific lectures by experts (preferably the speakers would give a more general overview lecture as well as a more specific research lecture)
- Poster sessions and student presentations
- Additional sessions (such as those pertaining to technologies relevant to the research; journal clubs; reviewing of manuscripts; career options; and where, when and how to apply for post doc positions and fellowships)
- Practical training (if deemed necessary)
India Alliance and EMBO encourage the organisers of these lecture courses to consider covering scientific writing, job applications, presentation skills, or grant application writing. If additional trainers need to be hired, EMBO and India Alliance funds can be used.
The India | EMBO Lecture Courses are to be designed to cater to not more than 120 participants such that the ratio of speakers to participants is approximately 1:5. These lectures will take place in India and last between three and ten days to provide sufficient time for activities like discussion groups, poster sessions, and journal clubs.