Sci-ROI Connect
Volume 12 | July 21, 2021
Sci-ROI initiative
Sci-ROI has planned for a series of in-depth webinars on early career fellowships for anyone who is looking to transition to Indian academia. These webinars focus on talks from successful grant applicants in Indian Institutes. They will be sharing their grant application process followed by a Panel discussion including representatives from Host Institutes and Funding agencies. If you have any questions on early career transitions or re-entry funding opportunities, these webinars will answer them all!

The first webinar from the series was held in April on DST-Inspire Faculty Fellowship and it very was well received by our members outside and in India aspiring to move into independent academic positions. Now, we are coming up with the next one from the series on DBT Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship scheduled on 25th July 2021. To learn more about this upcoming webinar and register, please click here
Sci-ROI's 2nd virtual recruitment drive was organized last month during June 28th - July 4th, where Indian recruiters shortlisted and interviewed multiple talented Indian STEM researchers from all over the world. A total of 348 applications were received from 123 candidates. Ten institutes from India - IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Roorkee, IIIT-Delhi, Ahmedabad University, Ashoka, Amrita, Plaksha, UPES, GITAM and Cactus Communications, went through these applications, shortlisted and conducted a total of 99 interviews/informational sessions for several open positions in these institutes. The next or formal rounds of the recruitment process are being conducted by the institutes currently. Sci-ROI wishes all the very best to all the applicants in securing future academic/industry position of their dream in India.
Sci-ROI would like to highlight its first blog by a guest blogger Dr. Ahanjit Bhattacharya, a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, California. In this blog, Dr. Bhattacharya writes about his views on the emergence of synthetic biology in India. He highlights the pioneering contribution of Dr. Pawan Dhar (Professor at JNU) and mentions "Synthetic biology is likely to become a transformative economic force in the near future". Read the blog in detail at our Sci-ROI website here.

Sci-ROI is inviting members to write blog articles with a focus on STEM sectors in India. We are looking at several ideas such as - New Faculty transition, Established Scientists in Indian academics, Current STEM events, Cutting edge Research in Indian Academia or Industry, Online STEM education, Creative STEM ventures, Start-up stories, Unique Careers and many more.

If you have any idea or unique story which you want to share with our members. please pitch them by writing to us at:
Volunteer's Corner
I am a chemical and biomolecular engineer by training and am currently working on developing computational tools as a software engineer at Intel Corporation. I worked on computational models for the outer surface of cancer cells during my Ph.D. I found out about Sci-ROI through flyers for their 2020 Virtual Annual Event and found the webinars and Q&A panels during the event to be engaging and beneficial. I explored Sci-ROI further and started volunteering for them in February 2021. I will be developing the Sci-ROI website and managing their email.

Learn more about Jay here.
Current Job Opportunities in India
Sci-ROI's job portal is dedicated for helping researchers and Ph.D. scholars accessing job opportunities in India. These job listings are targeted towards research, industry and entrepreneurship that may be of interest to the STEM community. Checkout some new additions to our Job Portal.
Current Affairs
Winstep Forward, Sci-ROI's parent organization, invites you to an upcoming virtual event- 'Top Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories' for aspiring entrepreneurs of any age and nationality. Six businesswomen will share anecdotes about their entrepreneurial journeys and impart advice on how to stay on top of one’s game. Apart from the live webinar sessions, we will provide relevant resources for participants who are beginners, intermediate, or advanced such as links to useful reading material, websites, courses, and entrepreneurial internship opportunities. For more in-depth biographies of the speakers and event registration click here.

WHEN: 9:30-11 AM CT/7-8:30 PM IST on Saturdays in July (July 10, 17, 24,31)
WHERE: Zoom Webinar Platform
Call For Application

India Alliance invites applications for Clinical/Public Health Research Centres Grants 2021

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India gets 1st hi-tech FERRET facility for Vaccine R&D;...

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday inaugurated a number of new scientific facilities, including India's first-ever FERRET facility for vaccine research and development. While addressing the inaugural event,...

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Ignite Life Science Foundation announces grant for...

A grant of three years was awarded to the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (Faridabad)

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Faculty base in few Indian Institutes

Occasionally, I get the urge to know more about the Indian Institutes of National Importance. This time, the urge was fuelled by seeing the NIRF 2021 datasheet prepared and hosted by some of the institutes on their website. Staring at the...

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In Conversation with a Mentor | Interview with L S Shashi...

In this first episode of the podcast series 'In Conversation with a Mentor', we talk to L S Shashidhara from Ashoka University. He specializes in Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Evolutionary Biology. Here Shashi talks about his career path...

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