Eklavya Education Foundation, an Ahmedabad based non-governmental, not-for-profit organization has provided a grant to Ignite Life Science Foundation to provide travel grants to young Indian scientists.
The purpose of the grant is to enable early career scientists to present their work to international audiences and gain experience and confidence. Science is a collaborative enterprise and international collaborations beyond national boundaries are helping to accelerate scientific output by assembling complementary resources and expertise. Hence it is important for scientists to gain international experience early in their careers.
Commenting on the Eklavya-Ignite Grant, Sunil Handa, the Founder of Elavya Educational Foundation said, “Overseas exposure will prepare well-rounded scientists who will raise standards on all fronts (not just academic) and thus lead to better science standards and outcomes in India. I also intend to invite other philanthropists to support this initiative.”