Professor Azim Surani CBE FRS has just been awarded a new Fellowship by the Indian government. The Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowship (JNSF), named after India's first prime minister, aims to attract top scientists around the world to work in India.
The Fellowship comes with generous funding to work in the country for 12 months, spread over a period of three years. The awardees will establish talented research groups to encourage local scientists to stay in India rather than move abroad to pursue their careers.
Professor Surani is Director of Germline and Epigenomics Research at The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. Last month he won the 2014 McEwen Award for his pioneering work in stem cell biology (see the news story).
He is one of only five scientists to receive the Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowship, and plans to do his research at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Bangalore.
For more about the Fellowship, see the announcement in Nature.