India Giani Grants

​Indi​a Giani Fund Grants

​Dynamic pediatricians/neonatologists who want to develop their academic and clinical careers and hone their research capabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with a research abstract ready for submission to either conference (PAS or Hot Topics in Neonatology) will get preference. 

Candidates are chosen by requesting applications twice a year through the newsletters of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) (a sister organization of the American Academy of Pediatrics), and the National Neonatology Forum (NNF). All applications received in a preset format, which are accompanied by 2 letters of recommendation by their peers or teachers are then evaluated by a Selection Committee consisting of 6 US neonatologists of Indian origin with considerable academic and research experience and 2 members co-opted from the AAP, Department of International Child Health.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS December 1, 2018

Application Instructions and Form  - Word Document

PAS will be held April 24 - May 1, 2019, in Baltimore, MD. Applications will be coming soon. For more information, email indiagianifund@aap.org.

Past Scholars

The following scholars have visited USA under the India Giani Fund and attended the conference against their name.

    2017

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATIONATTENDED
        
    Shayam Kaushik, MD

    Indira Gandhi Insititute of Medical Sciences, Shimla, HP

    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI​

    PAS, San Francisco, 2017
        
    Joseph John​, MD​Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala

    Stanford University Group of Hospitals, CA

    PAS, San Francisco, 2017
        
    Umesh Mehta, MDDistrict Hospital, Gurgaon, HaryanaStanford University Group of Hospitals, CAPAS, San Francisco, 2017










    2016
    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATION​ATTENDED
        
    Sushma Krishnegowda, MDJ.S.S. Medical College, Agrahara, Mysuru, Karnataka​Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Balitmore, MDPAS, Baltimore, 2016
        
    Suman Rao, MDSt John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka​​Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Balitmore, MDPAS, Baltimore, 2016
        
    Deepti Thandaveshwara, MDJ.S.S. Medical College, Agrahara, Mysuru, Karnataka​​Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Balitmore, MDPAS, Baltimore, 2016
        
    Prajwala Hassan Vasudev, MDJ.S.S Medical College, Agrahara, Mysuru, Karnataka​Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Balitmore, MD​PAS, Baltimore, 2016
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    2015

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATIONATTENDED
        
    Niranjan Thomas, MD*Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil NaduNonePAS, San Diego, 2015
        
    Subhash Chandra Shaw, MD, DM* (Dr. Shaw financed his entire trip himself, and could not rotate in a NICU.)Eastern Command Hospital Kolkota, WBNonePAS, San Diego, 2015
        
    Avneet Kaur, MDFortiss Hospital NICU, New DelhiUC at San Diego & Sharp Hospital, San Diego, CAPAS, San Diego, 2015










    2014

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATIONATTENDED
      
     
    Anuj Bhatti, MD, DM*Govt Medical College, JammuCincinnati Children's Medical Center, OHPAS, Vancouver, Canada, 2014
        
    Yogesh Khanna, MDDistrict Hospital, Ludhiana, PunjabSharp Hospital for Women & Newborns, San Diego, CAPAS, Vancouver, Canada, 2014
        
    Somashekhar Nimbalkar, MDPramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad Anand, GujeratNone​PAS, Vancouver, 2014
    2013

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATIONATTENDED
      
     
    Sriparna Basu, MD*Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, UPGeorgetown University Hosapital, Washington, DC

    PAS, Washington DC, 2013

      
     
    Girish Gupta, MD, DMArmed Forces Medical College, Pune, MaharashtraUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

    PAS, Washington DC, 2013

      
     
    Rakesh Jora, MDMedical College, Jodhpur, RajasthanUniversity of Illinois, Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL

    PAS, Washington DC, 2013

    2012

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATIONATTENDED
      
     
    Asim Mallick, MDNilratan Sirkar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, WBLucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University, Stanford, CAPAS, Boston, 2012
      
     
    Inderpreet Sohi, MDChristian Medical College,
    Ludhiana, Punjab
    Northwestern University Hospitals, Chicago, ILHot Topics in Neonatology,
    Washington, DC, 2012
      
     
    H A Venkatesh, MDManipal Hospital, Bangalore, KarnatakaNew England Medical Center Tufts University, Boston, MAHot Topics in Neonatology,
    Washington, DC, 2012
    2011

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATION​ATTENDED
      
     
    Reeta Bora, MD*Assam Medical College, Guwahati, AssamNorthwestern University Hospitals, Chicago, ILPAS, Denver, 2011
      
     
    Shiv Kumar Lalwani, MDWadia Children's Hospital, Mumbai, MaharashtraRainbow Babies Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OHPAS, Denver, 2011
    2010

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATION​ATTENDED
        
    Srinivas Murki, MD, DM*Fernandes Hospital,
    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
    University Hospital
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    PAS, Vancouver, 2010
        
    H. S. Niranjan, MDIndira Gandhi Institute of Child Health
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    Yale University Children's Hospital, New Haven, CTHot Topics,
    Washington DC, 2010
        
    Arun K.Singh, MDPGIMER, Kolkata, WBYale University, Children's  New Haven, CTHot Topics, Washington, DC, 2010
    2009

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATIONATTENDED
        
    Rakesh Jora, MD** Medical College
    Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    Nationwide Children's Med Center, Columbus, OHPAS, Baltimore, 2009
        
    Rajiv Sharan, MDTATA Hospital, 
    Tatanagar, Jharkhand
    Case Western Univ Babies', Cleveland, OHHot Topics, WAshington DC, 2009
        
    V. Sundaram, MD, DM*PGIMER, Chandigarh, 
    North India
    U of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, ALPAS, Baltimore, 2009
        
    Kheya Uttam Ghosh, MDRamakrishna Hospital
    Kolkata, WB
    George Washington Univ, Washington, DCHot Topics, Washington DC, 2009
    2008

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATIONATTENDED
        
    Ashok Gupta, MDSMS Medical College
    Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Kapiolani Medical Center
    University of Hawaii, HI
    PAS, Honolulu, 2008
        
    Ashok Kumar, MD*Medical College
    Benares Hindu Univ, UP

    Texas Children's Hospital, 
    Houston, TX
    Hot Topics, Washington, DC,  2008
        
    Leslie Lewis, MD, DNB*Manipal University
    Manipal, Karnataka
    Yale University Children's Hospital, New Haven, CTHot Topics, Washington, DC ,2008
        
    Prashanta Saboth, MDHi Tech Med College
    Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
    Kapiolani Medical Center
    University of Hawaii, HI
    PAS, Honolulu, 2008
    2007

    PARTICIPANTORGANIZATIONROTATION​ATTENDED
        
    Prakash Anboiram, MDRamachandra Medical College, ChennaiGeorgetown University Hospital, 
    Washington, DC
    Hot Topics, Washington, DC, 2007
        
    Shantharam Baliga, MD**Kasturba Med College
    Mangalore, Karnataka
    Texas Children's Hospital,
    Houston, TX
    PAS, Toronto 2007
        
    Sathish Saluja, MD, DNBSir Gangaram Hospital, New DehliTexas Children's Hospital,
    Houston, TX
    PAS,Toronto, 2007
        
    Ashok Yadav, MDWestern Command
    Indian Navy, Mumbai​, Maharashtra

    Georgetown University Hospital,
    Washington, DC
    Hot Topics, Washington, DC, 2007

Academic Rotation

If a scholar or eminent pediatric/ neonatal faculty comes from India looking for a short term visit to any of the University hospitals, we have also guided them by contacting NICU division chiefs in that University hospital to accommodate the visiting scholar.

The India Giani Fund has sponsored dozens of research abstracts from Indian pediatricians/neonatologists for submission to the largest international pediatric research conference namely the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) conference which is conducted in a major US/Canadian city every year in the spring.