> BIOMEDICAL ETHICS SCHOOL
> "Sex, Gender and Ethics"
> 30th November to 4th December 2009
> Call for Applications
> A residential school will be held on the 30th November to 3rd December
> 2009 at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India
> The course is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust as part of its programme
> to support capacity-building for research into the ethical, legal,
> social, cultural and public policy aspects of biomedical research and
> healthcare in developing countries. You can find out more about this
> programme here www.wellcome.ac.uk/internationalethics.
> Taking as its theme "Sex, Gender and Ethics", the aims of this
> Biomedical Ethics School are to:
> * Explore some of the ethical and social issues that arise around
> the growing use of reproductive technologies in healthcare;
> intersections between vulnerability in research and healthcare and
> gender; issues around incentivisation and equity in family planning
> and maternal health policy; and the role of the health professional in
> women's healthcare; particularly as they arise in developing
> * Expand awareness of the variety of research methods that can be
> employed in doing research in biomedical ethics; and
> * Provide practical advice on grant applications to the Biomedical
> Ethics in Developing Countries funding programme.
> Who is the course designed for?
> Applications are invited from researchers in disciplines relevant to
> biomedical ethics, including (though not restricted to) the following:
> philosophy, social sciences, law, political sciences and theology,
> with a particular interest in the theme of the School. Applications
> are also invited from established researchers in the biomedical
> sciences and healthcare who wish to move into the field of biomedical
> This course is aimed at researchers in biomedical ethics and related
> disciplines who are based in developing countries. Priority will be
> given to researchers based in India and other developing countries in
> Asia, though applicants from other developing countries will also be
> What will the course cover?
> As well as plenary sessions delivered by locally and internationally
> recognised speakers on the theme of "Sex, Gender and Ethics", there
> will be presentations on the Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics in
> Developing Countries grants programme, grant-writing sessions (looking
> at what makes a good grant application and how to get funded), and an
> opportunity to get personal advice on specific project ideas.
> Other information
> Up to 30 successful applicants will have their travel costs,
> subsistence and accommodation covered.
> Application forms will be sent out to those expressing an initial
> interest in applying - expressions of interest should be sent to:
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> Ariel Retik
> Operational Officer
> Medicine, Society and History Grants
> Wellcome Trust
> The closing date for applications is 4th September 2009. Late
> applications will not be considered.
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