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    Education: Overseas Research Advancement Programme (ORAP) for India
    Submitted by Prashanth N Suravajhala; posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2011


    The objective of this programme is to create an opportunity for graduate students in India to receive funding in the form of fellowship towards partial fulfillment of the students' graduate program. The mentee, if selected would travel overseas and join a scientific research group in a reputed academic or research institution under the mentorship for a period ranging from four months to twelve months, to gain experience and exposure to bioinformatics research, and then to return to India to initiate a research collaboration amongst his/her mentors at the host and the school the student has come from in India.


    Bona fide graduate students in Biology (M.Sc/M.Tech/PhD) registered to an accredited academic institution for a recognised higher degree are eligible. In the case of PhD fellows, a letter from the mentor through proper channels need to be sent.


    The candidates for the fellowship under this programme will be shortlisted by the core members of based on the following criteria:
    • Strength of the applicant's CV and educational qualifications and achievements
    • Soundness of a short research statement
    • Recommendation letter from any one of the applicant's mentors during graduate schooling
    • Quality of the solution to a selection problem examination coordinated by APBioNet with potential mentors


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