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The Vattikuti Fellowships Announcement is Coming Soon!

04th Mar 2021

Vattikuti Foundation Fellowship Program

2021 Vattikuti Fellowship Program Advisory:

ADVISORY:  In a few weeks, the Vattikuti Foundation intends to open applications for the 2021 Vattikuti Fellowship Program!  This is NOT a Call for Applications!  We know many are waiting for news of the next round of Fellowships.  As has been well documented, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the start of our current Fellowships, thus the Call for Applications has yet to be sent out.  We expect that it will by the end of March, and will include several specialties. 

Please look for the formal announcement soon on this Website. 

Below are the requirements from last years program.  Expect them to be similar to what we will be asking for this year.  NOW is the time to begin to prepare your application! 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME- THIS IS JUST AN ADVISORY!

Last years info:

Vattikuti Fellowship entries must include:

1)        A cover letter explaining which Fellowship(s) the applicant wishes to be considered for as well as the reasons for applying.  Spelling and grammar count, one page minimum.  Make this a top priority! 

2)        A current CV/ Resume. Please include: PubMed listed publications; conference presentations/posters; robotic surgery training certificates (if any); awards in Medicine (Gold, 1st, 2nd...).  Do not include things like sports or drama awards.

3)        Accurate personal information: FULL NAME, current address; e-mail address; telephone, current job title and institution; hometown information.  A photo is appreciated.

4)        Letters of recommendation from your professors, colleagues and department head (one minimum, more suggested).

5)        Affidavit from your current Institution providing you with confirmation of release from your duties within 30-days, should you be selected as a Vattikuti Fellow.

Your e-mail does not serve as a cover letter.  All entry documents must be clearly identified at the top with the applicant's full name and email.  Early entries are encouraged, due to the volume of applications expected.  All Awards, Publications and achievements in Medicine count.  Make your application the best it can be!  

NOTE: Plagiarized applications will be rejected; HOD’s, current Institution officials will be notified! (We have seen too many over the years.)

The Vattikuti Foundation will offer- and selected Fellows must agree to- a Monthly Stipend of .9 Lakh INR/month, payable for the year-long Fellowship through the Vattikuti Foundation India office to the Fellow’s bank account.  Please keep in mind: the knowledge and experience gained, as a Vattikuti Fellow is priceless!  Applicants must be prepared to join Fellowships within 30-days of notice of selection.  Actual starting date will be coordinated with the Foundation, Sponsor Institution & Fellowship Director (April 1-15, 2020).  Housing may be arranged through some Sponsor Institutions, but is not covered by the Vattikuti Foundation- this is the Fellows' responsibility, as would be moving expenses.  The Foundation may award 120,000 INR to the seven Indian Fellows upon satisfactory completion of their one-year Fellowships.

Vattikuti Foundation, Mentor Surgeons, and Sponsor Institution representatives will participate in the judging.

Updates may be posted on: https://vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com/latestnews

Deadline: All applications must be e-mailed to: scholar@vattikutifoundation.com no later than Friday, February 7, 2020

About the Vattikuti Foundation Fellowships:

The Vattikuti Foundation (VF) is a charitable organization established by Raj and Padma Vattikuti to advance the treatment of Cancers. The Foundation’s flagship institute, the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, under Founding Director Dr. Mani Menon has been recognized as the pioneering institution of robotic surgery. Since its establishment, the Vattikuti Foundation has consistently invested significant resources in advancing the cause of computer-assisted surgery. The VF has played a crucial role in establishing robotic surgery in India. Its mission involves high quality training of surgeons through its supported network of institutions in India, United States, Europe and United Kingdom.  Global collaborative initiatives have been established to develop surgical innovations.  Another Vattikuti Foundation accomplishment has been to maintain high quality robotic procedure patient outcomes data from multiple global partners to support scientific journal research.

The objective of the Vattikuti Foundation Fellowship Program is to create highly trained Indian surgeons in the field of robotic surgery by providing these one-year Fellowships.  The intent is that when the Fellowships conclude, our Fellows will be proficient in the management of cancers in his or her specialty, including robotic surgery.  Another aspect of these Fellowships is to advance the academic research abilities of our Fellows.  Besides intensive specialty-specific training, programs include: participation in the Vattikuti Collective Quality Initiative robotic surgery database program (VCQI); plus attendance at Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings.  

(Inquiries may be directed to: scholar@vattikutifoundation.com )

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME- THIS IS JUST AN ADVISORY!  Applications sent early will be discarded!

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