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Dear reader,

Hello from IndiaBioscience!
We are happy to share our third International Grants Awareness Program (iGAP) newsletter of the year. iGAP aims at providing information, guidance and education to improve the quality and quantity of international grant applications from life science researchers in India. As always, this newsletter will bring to you the latest information on international funding and networking opportunities, and upcoming and previous webinars conducted via iGAP.

Webinar on EMBO Courses & Workshops

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) offers a wide range of opportunities opportunities for scientists to network and collaborate, including via its program - EMBO Courses & Workshops. This program is aimed at promoting scientific knowledge and providing training on novel techniques for early-career researchers.

Recently, iGAP in partnership with EMBO organised a webinar on EMBO Courses & Workshops. In this webinar, Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director and Programme Head introduced the EMBO Courses & Workshops, and Zoi Lygerou, Professor, University of Patras, Greece discussed eligibility and selection criteria for being EMBO Courses & Workshops organisers. Additionally, two former EMBO Courses & Workshops organisers – Kishore Panigrahi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, and Ajay Pillai, Scientist E, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, shared their experiences preparing competitive applications. The webinar was moderated by Rohini Karandikar, Associate Director, IndiaBioscience.

The webinar was well-received by life science researchers! The Q/A session that followed the presentation witnessed an interactive discussion by the webinar attendees. The link to the webinar can be found here.

Applications open for EMBO Courses & Workshops

On that note, the second round of EMBO Courses & Workshops is now open. If you are a life science researcher, and would like to organise EMBO Practical Courses, Lecture Courses and Workshops, please click here. The deadline for applications is 1 August 2024.

Webinar on EMBO Fellowships and Funding Opportunities

In another webinar in partnership with EMBO, iGAP discussed EMBO Fellowships and Funding Opportunities. The speaker, Karin Dumstrei, Head, EMBO Fellowship Program introduced the EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships and Short-term grants. The recording of the webinar can be found here. You can always catch up with it, in case you missed it!

Voices from the Community: Story on the MSCA Fellowship

In this article from the Voices from the Community series, Debabrata Dutta shares his experience and success with securing the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) by Horizon Europe for his project WHEAT-Doctor at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. Dutta also shares tips for writing a successful MSCA-PF application. Read on!

Voices from the Community

Would you like to share your international grant-writing story with us? If you have been a recipient of an international grant or have mentored a colleague with an international grant application, we would like to hear from you! Your stories can be inspiring to other researchers seeking international grants. If you are interested in sharing your story or mentorship inputs, please let us know through this form.

Shortlisted stories (with light editing) will be published on the iGAP webpage. Additionally, you may become a part of our mentor database and get a chance to mentor prospective applicants for international grants. Do check the database for the details of newly added mentors!

iGAP Dispatches: Calls ending soon!

In our previous iGAP Dispatches, we highlighted the opening of the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Postdoctoral fellowships. The deadlines for these applications are closing on 15 July 2024! If you are planning to apply, check out for more details using the resources from our Dispatches here.

Throwback to an iGAP article

In case you are applying for either of the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships, a throwback article from our collection might be of help! Check out this article by Chandrika Konwar, who shares her experience and some tips for a successful Nehru-Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship application.

Upcoming Events

iGAP in partnership with EMBO will be organising a webinar on Moving to Open Access and Open Science. The speaker, Bernd Pulverer, Head, EMBO Press will introduce the concept of Open Access (OA), OA as a component of Open Science, and will also discuss the purpose and challenges of OA. The webinar will take place on 2 July 2024 at 2:30 PM IST. To register, click here.

Stay in touch

Through our newsletter, we share information on funding, networking and skill-building opportunities. It is great to stay connected with you and to extend our network to include more members from the life science community of India. If you have an idea for an article, webinar, podcast related to international grants, or if you would like to collaborate with us on an initiative, we would like to hear from you.

Please write to us at [email protected]. Follow us on our YouTube channel, and other social media handles - X/formerly Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, for updates!


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