The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is an £80 million initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India. The broad aim of the India Alliance is to build excellence in the Indian biomedical scientific community by supporting future leaders in the field. To achieve this we provide competitive Fellowships across the full spectrum of biomedical science: from fundamental biology through to clinical and public health research.
Dr Venkadesan and his collaborators will receive a three-year grant ($350,000 per year) for the project "Foot in Motion: Materials, Mechanics and Control", where they propose to develop a sensor to measure the 3D forces under the foot and attempt to answer as how human foot aids in steady and energy-efficient locomotion in response to diverse terrains.
This year, HFSP has awarded 10 Young Investigator teams comprising 28 scientists across different countries.