Cabinet Approves Five Year’S Extension of Biomedical Research Career Programme (Schemes) (Download PDF)

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister approved continuation of the Biomedical Research Career Programme (BRCP) & Welcome Trust (WT) /Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) India Alliance after its initial 10 year term (2008 - 09 to 2018 - 29) to a new 5 year phase (2019 - 20 to 2023 - 24) w/Dept. of Biotechnology increasing its commitment to two times that of WT.

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Financial Implication

Total financial implication - Rs. 1092 cr. w/DBT & WT contributing Rs. 728 cr. & Rs. 364 cr. respectively.

Benefits of the Programme

  • Fulfilled its objectives of building & nurturing talent of highest global standards in biomedical research in India over its 10 years of funding in a 1: 1 partnership

  • BRCP made it attractive for high quality Indian scientists working abroad to return to India

  • Increased number of locations geographically w/I India

  • It will continue to build capacity & strengthen clinical research & work addressing health challenges for India

About WT

  • WT – Wellcome Trust

  • An independent charity funding research to improve human & animal health

  • Established – 1936 w/an endowment of £ 15 bn.

  • Largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research in UK

- Published/Last Modified on: May 15, 2019

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