Student Observership and Internship

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

  • 1. 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.

  • 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.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.

  • 4.UC Berkeley - Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship

    The Division of Medical Informatics in Collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), USA and funded through the Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) initiative at the National Institutes of Health, is offering opportunities for qualified students from UC Berkeley to undertake the Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship as a international summer research program. 

    The program provides for training in infectious disease research, with a focus on diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries.  It also aims to increase diversity in biomedical and behavioural science research and support research training for students who will contribute to the elimination of health disparities that exist among disadvantaged populations in the U.S. and in developing countries.

    The duration of this fellowship is 8 to 10 weeks.  The Program was introduced in SJRI in June 2015, and till now 2 students from UC Berkeley have come to do their Fellowship at SJRI.