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iFellowship Medical Device Innovation Program

Future and current student scholarship
The iFellowship is a year-long leadership training program in healthcare technology innovation based in India.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Research

Student type

Current students and Future students

Study area

All study areas


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications close
30 October 2017

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a living and travel allowance of $15,000
  • accommodation and tuition for the duration of the program
  • certificate of completion.

This is a non-award program that opens up unique networking and career opportunities after graduation, or can help to shape your pathway towards a future research degree.


You must:

  • have completed an undergraduate degree with a background in engineering, health, design or business.

Preference will be given to candidates:

  • with a passion for invention
  • in the early-stage development of innovative medical technologies
  • with an interest in entrepreneurship
  • who want to work in a team.

How to apply

Submit an expression of interest by email to Dr Devakar Epari by the application closing date.

You should include:

  • personal details (name, age, date of birth)
  • discipline and qualifications
  • thesis, publications, patents (if applicable)
  • a summary of what this opportunity means to you, and the impact you might expect it to have on your career (150 words).

What happens next?


  • Expression of interests received by: 30 October 2017.
  • Shortlist interviews: 15 November 2017.
  • Candidates finalised: 30 November 2017.
  • Fellows apply for Indian VISA: 5 December 2017.
  • Fellowship starts in New Delhi: February 2018.

We will notify you by email if your application is successful or unsuccessful.

For more information on the program or application process, contact Dr Devakar Epari.

About the scholarship

About the program

The School of International BioDesign iFellowship is run collaboratively by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and QUT.

QUT are the only partner institution in Australia to offer this opportunity, which is funded by the Indian government’s Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.

Why apply for the iFellowship?

  • Be the change you want to see in the world.
  • Be an innovator.
  • Solve unmet healthcare needs.
  • Discover that a little goes a long way.
  • Make your mark.

Your opportunity

During your time in India, you will:

  • have hands-on experience at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and community health clinics
  • identify unmet clinical healthcare needs, focusing on the unique requirements of the Indian people and conditions of a developing country
  • design and prototype solutions for problems including malnutrition and infectious disease
  • develop business plans for implementing these technologies
  • have the opportunity to travel, explore and immerse yourself in the diverse and beautiful Indian culture.

Expected outcomes

Following the program, our participants typically secure funding, create a start-up company and commercialise the device or technology they have designed and developed.

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