2013 Indo-US Research Fellowship for Indian Researchers in USA

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Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) announces Indo-US Research Fellowship Program for Indian Researchers. These awards will provide an excellent opportunity to young Indian scientists and technologists of all disciplines. Applicants applying for the research programme should have PhD in Science, Engineering, Technology or Medicine. The fellowship can be taken at the US scientific/technological institutions.

Study Subject(s): The fellowship is offered in the areas of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Mathematical and Computational Sciences and Physical Sciences (Promising applications in areas other than the above areas may also be considered).
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing research programme .
Scholarship Provider: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF).
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: PhD in Science, Engineering, Technology or Medicine.
Applicants must provide proof of independent research work in internationally recognized academic journals.
Age: Upto 40 years as on 31 December 2012.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of India can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) committed to the common goal of promoting science and technology through devised programs and to nurture contacts between scientists and technologists at an early career stage jointly launch the Indo-US Research Fellowship Program for Indian Researchers. The objective of the Indo-US Research Fellowship Program for Indian Researchers is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers in USA.These awards will provide an excellent opportunity to young Indian scientists and technologists of all disciplines, under the age of 40 years to interact with the American scientific community and get first hand information of the developments taking place at the international level and acquaint themselves with new scientific research methods and to collaborate in a larger research project. It will enable young Indian researchers to carry out a clearly defined research project at a place of their choice in USA upto a period of 12 months. The individual availing this fellowship would be called as an IUSSTF Research Fellow.

Number of awards offered: Not known

Duration of award(s): It will enable young Indian researchers to carry out a clearly defined research project at a place of their choice in USA up to a period of 12 months.

What does it cover? “The IUSSTF Fellow will be entitled to fellowship amount of US $ 3000 per month.”

“IUSSTF Fellow will also be entitled to a personal contingency grant of upto a maximum of Rs. 50,000 to cover for visa, airport transfer, medical insurance etc. Medical insurance expenses, visa fee, airport transfer charges will be met by the fellow from out of this personal contingency grant.”

IUSSTF Fellow will also be permitted to travel within USA to attend conferences or visit other institutes of interest with the approval of the advisor at the host institute. The Fellow will be entitled to avail one of the following grants for this purpose.
i) Grant of $ 600 for fellowship period upto 6 months
ii) Grant of $ 1200 for fellowship period beyond 6 months
Air-tickets for all the selected IUSSTF Fellow would be provided directly by the IUSSTF travel desk by economy class and shortest route from their place of work in India to the place of the American host institute and back. As a rule, reimbursements will not be provided for air tickets purchased directly.

How to Apply: 1. the application should be submitted in the prescribed format i.e. Application Summary and Detailed Application Form
2.  Application should not be more than 20 pages maximum including CVs
3.  Application should be forwarded through the head of organization/ department where the candidate is employed
4.  Scanned copy of acceptance letter from host institution in USA
Complete Application should be submitted electronically to:
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
Email: fellowship@indousstf.org and fellowshipindous@gmail.com

Scholarship Application Deadline: 8 March 2013

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