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Biomedical Research Career Programme

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Biomedical Research Career Programme

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the programme.

 

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Biomedical Research Career Programme (BRCP).

 

Key facts:

  • It is an Alliance between the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Wellcome Trust (WT).
  • The Programme will fulfil the objectives of building and nurturing talent of highest global standards in cutting-edge biomedical research in India, which has led to important scientific breakthroughs and applications to meet societal needs.
  • BRCP will make it attractive for high quality Indian scientists working abroad to return to India, and has increased the number of locations geographically within India where world-class biomedical research is undertaken.
  • The Programme would continue to build this capacity as also strengthen clinical research and work towards addressing important health challenges for India.

 

Background:

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. Established in 1936 and with an endowment of around £15 billion, it is the largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research in the United Kingdom.