OCTOBER 14, 2022

Breakthrough Research Grant LOIs Due
Letters of intent for the GKII Breakthrough Research Grants Program, are due today, Friday, October 14. This program supports JHU faculty pilot projects involving interdisciplinary collaborations with India-based research institutes. This first funding opportunity focuses on non-communicable disease and disorders (NCDs) across the human lifespan. Faculty at all career stages are eligible to apply.

  • LOI Due: 5:00 pm EDT, Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Application Due: 5:00 pm EDT, Friday, November 11, 2022
  • Award Announcement: Early December 2022
GKII Inaugural Annual Conference
Check out the panel recordings from our conference on Climate, Health and Society: India’s Challenges and Opportunities! We held discussions on Climate Dynamics, Clean Air, Clean Energy, and Climate & Health.

Neetisha Besra has been appointed the Deputy Director of the Gupta-Klinsky India Institute! Based out of New Delhi, India, she is responsible for developing strategy and managing operations for GKII, including external partnerships, internal liaisons, and program development.

She brings her experience of working in public sector consulting and private sector operations management. As a Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow working for the Government of India, Neetisha has worked in various community development and citizen service delivery programs. She holds an MPA/ID degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MDP degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and a Bachelor in Technology degree from IIT Kanpur.
by Rina Agarwala, PhD, MPP, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
(Oxford University Press, 2022)

"How can we explain the causes and effects of global migration from the perspective of sending states and migrants themselves? The Migration and Development Regime introduces a novel analytical framework to help answer this question in India, the world’s largest emigrant exporter and the world’s largest remittance-receiving country. Drawing on an archival analysis of Indian government documents, a new data base of Indian migrants’ transnational organizations, and unique interviews with poor and elite Indian emigrants, recruiters, and government officials, this book exposes the vital role the Indian state, as well as its poor and elite emigrants, have long played in forging and legitimizing class inequalities within India through their management of international emigration."
Oct. 2, 2022

Uttara Bharath, MHS, Team Leader for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, spoke at two panels discussing significant health programs in India as part of the the 12-Hour Lakshya - Sampoorn Swasthya Ka Telethon on October 2.

Banega Swasth India is a nationally televised ‘health-a-thon’ organized by NDTV on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary Oct 2, and in the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. Various experts discussed how and if the country is future-ready for the better health of its people.
NDTV Panel 1
NDTV Panel 2
Moderator Amitabh Bachchan, left, and Uttara Bharath.
Developing tuberculosis vaccines for people with HIV: consensus statements from an international expert panel
The Lancet HIV, Newswise, Oct. 11, 2022

People living with HIV must be included in clinical trials for new tuberculosis vaccine candidates currently in the development pipeline, say experts on an international panel convened last year to address gaps in the current TB vaccine landscape.

Their recommendations, which appear in a new paper published Oct. 11, 2022, in The Lancet HIV, are designed to shape the future of TB vaccine development and help ensure people living with HIV have access to safe and effective TB vaccines like those for the general population. The article was published in The Lancet HIV with CIDI Co-Director Vidya Mave, MD, MPH, serving as a co-author and Amita Gupta, MD, MHS, as a co-senior author.
The Hub, Sept. 22, 2022

The Johns Hopkins Gupta-Klinsky India Institute is seeking seed grant proposals for its Breakthrough Research Grants Program. Up to three proposals will receive $50,000 each for their efforts to address non-communicable diseases and disorders through interdisciplinary collaborations with India-based research institutes. Letters of intent are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, and proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Nov. 11.
National Symposium by ACCELERATE
October 15, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. IST
Don't forget to join the event: 'Human-centered approaches to HIV epidemic control in India: A national symposium on learnings from ACCELERATE.'

RSVP for the in-person even at the Royal Plaza, New Delhi, or view the virtual webcast live! Note: The virtual presentation is not interactive.
ACCELERATE, with the support of USAID, is organizing this national symposium to disseminate progress updates, create a platform to share insights, learnings and other challenges from implementation and build consensus on future action plans. The sessions will progress through panel discussions, chaired by eminent members from community, NACO, SACS, technical partners and others. Through this event, ACCELERATE hopes to consolidate valuable insights and feedback from the National AIDS Control Program and other key stakeholders to support India’s program towards achieving 95-95-95 goals.
NIH International Collaborations: Policies, Processes, & Partnerships
Join November 9, 2022
Are you from a foreign organization looking to secure NIH funding? Perhaps you are a domestic researcher looking to partner with a foreign entity. How about a domestic institution partnering with a foreign collaborator? If you answered yes to one of these scenarios, consider joining NIH experts, researchers, research administrators, and your peers from around the world on November 9 for a virtual event focused on International Collaborations: Policies, Processes, & Partnerships. This informative and engaging event comprises presentations, case studies, and live Q&A, filled with valuable resources, tools, policies, and personal guidance from our NIH experts and possibly some special guests for a post event discussion.

Registration is free and is included in your personal “All Access Pass” to the virtual NIH Grants Conference 2022-2023 season

Join Jaideep Patel from the Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology for a new series put forth the by the ACC Health Equity Taskforce focusing on health care disparities as it pertains to minority racial and ethnic groups and under-represented populations.

This presentation will focus on South Asian cardiovascular and metabolic health, with the aim of raising further awareness of the heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in this population. In addition, there will be discussion of the great work each of these expert panelists is doing to advance our understanding of cardiovascular disease in this unique population.
CIDI/CCGHE-ID Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Position
The Center for Infectious Diseases in India (CIDI) and Center for Community & Global Health in Infectious Diseases (CCGHE-ID) are accepting applications for a Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst position. The position supports pre and post award grant activities of CIDI and CCGHE-ID, which have an ever-expanding domestic & international grants and contracts portfolio. 
Responsibilities include reconciliation of non-sponsored and sponsored accounts, monitoring expenses, processing financial transactions, preparing grants and contract proposals, providing guidance on grants terms and conditions, and maintaining documentation to support financial transactions. This position reports to and support the Grants & Contracts Manager and works with the PIs, Co-Is, Office of Sponsored Projects in the Department of Medicine (DOM), the Office of Research Administration (ORA) at the School of Medicine (SOM), the Department Finance Office, and external funding agencies to process grant and contract applications.
Johns Hopkins Global Surgery Initiative Travel Grant
Application Deadline: October 17, 2022
The Johns Hopkins Global Surgery Initiative (JHGSI) was formed to create a collaborative
environment that allows students, residents, and faculty to leverage the myriad of
resources at Johns Hopkins to address the disparities in access to surgical care in low
resource settings. This grant aims to support projects that may improve health equity by
increasing access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia care
worldwide. Such projects can be broadly defined and include traditional quantitative or
qualitative research, as well as advocacy.

This opportunity is for residents and professional students (MD, PhD, DrPH, full- or part-time MPH, Master's, Nursing) currently enrolled at or affiliated with Johns Hopkins.
TRAC Scholar Grants for Faculty Development
The Johns Hopkins Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) is providing pilot grants to faculty in the JHU Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing to enable and support TB related research projects. Junior faculty in other JHU schools are eligible to apply if the proposal meets all other criteria.

The primary purpose of these awards is to strengthen the individual’s ability to secure independent NIH research funding with foci on R- and K-series awards.

The budget for the faculty grants is a maximum of $50,000 in direct costs. The TRAC will calculate and add indirect costs at the time of funding. They plan to award three to five (3-5) 1-year grants with a start date of January 1st, 2023.

Deadline Reminder:
  • Application due date: Monday, October 24th by 8:00 AM ET
  • Award Announcement by: December 12th
UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2022
This program aims to support projects across a diverse range of research topics, with targeted funding for proposals on HIV, mental health, and neurological disorders.
It is open to eligible US doctoral and postdoctoral candidates and postdoctoral candidates from their focus countries
AIIS 2022 Fellowship Competition
Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2022
The American Institute of Indian Studies announced its 2022 fellowship competition, and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India.

AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. It especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning.

Inquiries should be directed to 773-702-8638 or aiis@uchicago.edu.
Looking for Student Support?
Johns Hopkins faculty who are seeking student support for India-related projects can now submit position descriptions. We will post them online and share in our email updates!