Welcome Trust Capacity Building Programme

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

Hightlights & Events

  • PhD/DrPH
    27 doctoral studies have been awarded so far, out of which 11 have completed/submitted their PhD thesis.
  • Masters
    15 Masters studies have been awarded so far, out of which 14 have completed and 1 is yet to complete. 14 have been successfully placed at PHFI/IIPHs upon completion.
  • Research Grants
    2 large research grants and 20 small research grants have been awarded under the PHFI-UKC Capacity Building Programme.
  • Research Fellowships
    13 India-based and 6 UK-based research fellowships have been awarded under the PHFI-UKC Capacity Building Programme
  • Short Courses
    12 short courses on Qualitative Research Methods, STATA, Systematic Reviews, Research Synthesis and Decision Making-A Primer, Health Policy and Ethics, Competency Framework for Public Health Education and Infectious Disease Modelling were conducted in IIPH Delhi; Primary Care Research was conducted in IIPH Bhubaneswar; Social Epidemiology and Social Determinants of Health was conducted in IIPH Gandhinagar; Applied Epidemiology, Health Policy Analysis, Quality Assurance in learning and teaching and Global Disability and Health were conducted in IIPH Hyderabad in collaboration with UK faculty. A total number of 265 participants have been trained so far under short courses. The following 2 short courses on Vaccinology and Case Method Teaching in Public Health are to be held in IIPH Delhi and IIPH Bhubaneswar respectively in 2015.
  • Annual Meeting, March 2011
    The annual meeting of the PHFI-UKC Capacity Building Programme along with colleagues from the UK was held in New Delhi from 29 March to 31 March 2011. The meeting featured presentations by the programme beneficiaries (PhD, Masters and Research Fellows), presentations on substantial research being done by PHFI/IIPHs and the partner UK universities with the aim of developing further research collaborations and also included programme planning discussions and committee meetings. The meeting also provided an opportunity for the different committees to take important decisions that required wider consensus. Overall, this meeting provided an opportunity for colleagues from India and UK to interact and consolidate areas for further collaborations.
  • Mid-term Review Meeting, October 2011
    A mid-term review meeting of the PHFI-UKC Capacity Building Programme was held in October at the Wellcome Trust office in London. Members from the UK partner institutions and PHFI/IIPHs participated in this meeting to review the progress of the programme and to plan next steps.
  • Annual Meeting, March 2012
    The annual meeting of the PHFI-UKC Capacity Building Programme along with colleagues from the UK was held in New Delhi from 27 March to 29 March 2012. The meeting featured oral and poster presentations by the PhD, Masters, Research Fellows and Research Grantees, presentations on other research grants and teaching and training initiatives at PHFI/IIPH contributing to capacity building, new Centres of Excellence at PHFI/IIPH, role of the UK consortium in capacity building at PHFI and committee meetings. The meeting also provided an opportunity for the different committees to take important decisions that required wider consensus. Overall, this meeting provided an opportunity for colleagues from India and UK to interact and consolidate areas for further collaborations.
  • Faculty Exchange Visits
    26 persons from India and 24 persons from UK have utilized this exchange visit opportunity. The total number of exchange visitors under this programme is 50 so far.