Welcome Trust Capacity Building Programme

The grant is managed through the following three committees, headed by the Executive Committee.

PHFI-UKC Wellcome Trust Programme – Faculty Exchange Visit

This programme includes faculty exchange visits from India to UK for all PHFI / IIPH employees and UK to India for members of the UK consortium. These are generally available for relatively senior level faculty. The purpose of the exchange visit could be:

  • PhD or research fellow supervision
  • Development of research grant proposals
  • Writing up research findings for publication
  • Developing research programmes in India
  • Mentoring
  • Guest lectureships
  • Short course development
  • Education programme development

The duration of the exchange visit would be flexible depending on the outcome expected from the visit.  Visits can range from one week to three months.

For more information please read the following announcement:

Announcement for Faculty Exchange Visits

Background

The Wellcome Trust Capacity Building Programme includes faculty exchange visits from UK to India for members of the UK consortium and India to UK for all PHFI / IIPH employees.  The purpose of the exchange visit could be:

  • PhD or research fellow supervision
  • Development of research grant proposals
  • Writing up research findings for publication
  • Developing research, educational or training programmes in India
  • Mentoring
  • Guest lectureships
  • Short course development
  • Team visits to understand / develop a particular activity or area

The duration of the exchange visit would be flexible depending on the outcome expected from the visit.  The average duration of the visits is estimated to be about one month, with some visits shorter and some longer if justified.  Visits longer than 3 months will not be considered.

Selection process

Staff of PHFI/IIPHs and the UK partner institutions are eligible to apply for these faculty visits. Visits by groups are encouraged, e.g. a team of mid-level academic and management staff led by a senior person. Supervisors of PhD students and Research Fellows are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will require the following:

  • A short rationale for the exchange visit indicating how it will meet objectives of the programme
  • Details of the location and activities planned for the exchange visit
  • Proposed duration and starting date for the exchange visit
  • Details of how the proposed exchange visit will fit within the work of the host department

This information will be provided by the applicant using the attached form that will be reviewed by the Executive Committee, comprising of PHFI and UK members, which will take overall responsibility for processing applications.  Decisions on the application will be made as soon as possible after the submission of the application.

If more than one PHFI or UK institution is involved in the faculty visit it will be necessary for one institution to act as the lead institution to ensure that responsibilities for logistic issues are clear. Faculty exchange visits will require careful planning to ensure that all logistic issues have been identified and resolved.  These include:

  • Visa and travel arrangements
  • Accommodation and living expense for the duration of the visit
  • In-country travel
  • Travel insurance
  • Named individual, contact details for dealing with problems

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.  .

Criteria for award of faculty exchange visits: 

  • Extent to which the award meets with PHFI needs: applicants must highlight how the proposed activities will meet PHFI needs.
  • Further collaboration development:  applications should suggest how the exchange visit would further enhance collaboration activities between PHFI and the UK consortium partners.

Please click the below link to download the application form for the Faculty Exchange Visits