The Dr. Chetan Bettegowda Medical Award is a grant of 2500 USD to be awarded to a Tibetan medical practitioner who is from, working in or studying in the state of Karnataka, India, and is seeking to advance their skills and further specialize in a medical field. Candidates should demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership potential in their chosen fields while exemplifying outstanding dedication to the care and service of others. The aim of the award is to nurture Tibetan medical doctors who seek higher goals in the medical field inspired by the values of empathy and compassion and a dedication to the advancement of Tibetan medical capacity.
The selection for the Dr. Chetan Bettegowda Award will be based on an evaluation of candidates’ achievements, record of commitment to service and potential to contribute to the quality of medical practice in Tibetan communities and to the advancement of Tibetan medical capacity in general. The following criteria will be taken into consideration during the selection process:
An application will consist of:
Personal Statement: The candidate's personal statement should convey their intentions and aspirations in their chosen field of specialization and explain how advanced training and knowledge will help serve the medical or healthcare needs of the communities, whether in Karnataka, elsewhere in India or inside Tibet.
Letters of Recommendation: The application requires two letters of recommendation from medical professionals or faculty advisors who can attest to the candidate's capabilities, skills and performance as a medical student, researcher or practitioner. The third letter of recommendation should come from a mentor who can attest to the candidate’s character, qualities and commitment to service.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for online interviews with the selection committee.
Applications should be submitted to email@example.com by September 15, 2023.