Student Exchange

 The St. Johns Research Institute has several Student Exchange Programs:

1.      Fogarty pre vetted site

We are pre vetted site for the Fogarty Fellowship program. Health professionals can apply to conduct research at St. John’s with financial and technical support from the based Fogarty center based in the USA.

The specific aim of the Fogarty Framework program was to establish an administrative framework that would bring together new research and training efforts, as well as supportive activities pertaining to nutrition and global health across Harvard University and St. John’s Research Institute in Bangalore, India, along with institutions in Tanzania and Brazil. The goal was to develop a community of scholars in nutrition and global health by strengthening connections among and collaborations between faculty and students, and increase the number of students interested in nutrition and global health research, training, and later careers. The key component was to establish internships for students from Harvard at SJRI. These were mentored research opportunities for students to develop and refine substantive knowledge and research skills in nutrition and global health. Internships were for durations of 8-10 weeks. Till date we have had 8 students who have come for their internship to SJRI. There has been a publication from the internship in 2011, while three manuscripts are presently under review.

2.     Visiting Scholars

We get visiting scholars including Fulbright-Nehru scholars and faculty from various academic institutions who are interested in collaborating with us in our ongoing programs.3.

      3.     Alcorn Program

We get students from Alcorn State University every year. This program offers opportunities for students in Biomedical and Health Science research not only within USA but also in selected foreign research sites to visit St. John’s Research Institute. The major goal of this program is to provide Alcorn State University undergraduate and graduate students research training.  This program also aims to provide unique and enriching experience in selected areas of Biomedical or Clinical Science at St John’s Research Institute. This program is part of Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program from National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) of National Institute of Health (NIH).

      4.     Student Exchanges at Harvard School of Public Health

The Division of Nutrition at SJRI, in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and funded by the United States India Education Foundation's Obama Singh Knowledge Initiative, is offering the opportunity for student exchange visits to HSPH.  Faculty at HSPH have longstanding interests in maternal and child health, nutritional epidemiology, chronic diseases, global health, biostatistics, ethics, and other areas of relevance to public health problems of India, and short courses in many of these topics are taught at HSPH. Students will be paired with a mentoring faculty member at HSPH for the duration of their 4-8 week visit as well as an SJRI faculty member to jointly mentor their work.

Further details about the Student Exchange Program and the Application Form are available at: