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Announcement for Masters and PhD level researchers for the India Research Initiative on Peri-Urban Human-Animal-Environment Interface that aims to promoting Health, Livelihoods and Sustainable Livestock Systems

The Public Health Foundation of India/Roadmap to Combat Zoonoses in India (RZCI) Initiative in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) announces a Research Capacity Building Programme for Masters and PhD candidates under the India Research Initiative on Peri-Urban Human-Animal Environment Interface (PERIMILK study) with funding support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada).

The Initiative aims to generate a stronger evidence-based cross-sector policy and local capacity for integrating public health, animal/livestock health, urban planning, local food production and social development in select peri-urban sites in India. Establishing a policy-relevant research platform and creating sustainable multidisciplinary and multi-actor partnerships would be the eventual outcomes of the study.

Selected Researchers will explore the EcoHealth approach to research, applying it to local healthy food production, healthy livestock, and prevention and control of zoonotic diseases in peri urban settings. The research findings will help develop and improve the understanding of interactions between livestock rearing practices and epidemiology of diseases associated with these practices, transmission dynamics and its implications on human health and environment with a view to promote health, livelihood and sustainable development across the country’s different peri-urban settings.


The Research Capacity Building Programme will award up to 10 Masters per year and 1-2 PhD research fellowships on a competitive basis to partially support the research projects. Each Masters candidate will receive a maximum of INR 50000 for conducting a research project over a 6-9-months period (expected duration of Masters thesis). Funding for PhD will be commensurate with the scope of the study and available funding.

  • The applicants must be affiliated with an academic research institute or government organisation during the project and will include those currently pursuing a masters or PhD degree.
  • For the Masters fellowship, research-oriented individuals with a Masters degree in Medicine (preferably MD Medicine, MD Microbiology, MD Community Medicine, MD Biochemistry),Veterinary sciences (preferable VPH), Nursing (PG in Nursing), MPH/Postgraduate diploma in Public Health, MA/MSc in social sciences/Anthropology/Environmental Sciences will be eligible. Candidates with research background and previous publications will have an added advantage.
  • For the PhD fellowship, the candidate wanting to pursue research should be either enrolled in a PhD programme or have a conditional offer letter from the institute offering PhD. Candidates should have a medical/veterinary/anthropology and social sciences/environmental science background with experience in research. Those having published in national and international journals will be given preference.
Application Process

Last date for submission of Research Proposals is November 30, 2015.

Details of the Registration process and the research program to be updated soon on our website, www.phfi.org, http://zoonosis.phfi.org

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Last Modified : October 6, 2015, 1:06 pm