Indo-U.S. Genome Engineering/Editing Technology Initiative (GETin)

Acknowledging importance of strategies & techniques in genome modification, as modern day essential tool for research & development, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India along with Indo U.S. Science & Technology Forum, IUSSTF announces fellowship program between Indian institutes and premier U.S. Universities, in significant areas of Genome Engineering/Editing Technology (GETin).

The program is open to individuals whose research work has an interface with Genome Engineering / Editing Technology studies.

The Program is envisaged to:

  • Provide opportunity to best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions;
  • Promote research and capacity building.
  • Encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path.
  • Create attractive avenues for skilled overseas researchers to pursue R&D in Indian or to mentor Indian scientist (s);and,
  • Pave the way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.

Program Modules and Eligibility:

Student Internship

  • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D. on a full-time basis in various forefront disciplines of Biotechnology (agriculture, health sciences, bio-engineering, biomedical, fundamental biology or allied sciences) at a public- funded R&D lab/ S&T Institute /recognized academic institute / University / College in India.
  • For a period of upto 6 months.
  • Age: Up to 32 years as on 31 Dec 2017

Overseas Fellowship


  • Indian citizens having Ph.D. in Life Science, Biotechnology, Engineering or Technology holding a regular position in public funded R&D Lab/ S&T Institution / recognized Universities/ Colleges in India.
  • For a period of up to 5 weeks to 12 months
  • Age: Up to 45 years as on 31 Dec 2017

Visiting Fellowship

  • U.S. Faculty or Foreign Post Docs presently working in U.S. (for at least two years) in a field having an interface with Genome Engineering /Editing Technologies.
  • Applicant should possess Ph.D., M.D, M.S or equivalent degree with outstanding track record as evident though publications and other recognitions.
  • For a period of 2-3 months.
  •  Age: Up to 60 years as on 31 Dec 2017

Download Program Brochure

Downlaod Application Guidelines

Applications should be submitted using our Online Application Portal. The portal will open for submissions from 01-08-2017. (Hard copies and electronic copies of Application forms will not be accepted). In case of any assistance, please write to us at

Submission for Online Application will open from 01-08-2017

Submission Deadline:31st August 2017

                                              For Program information contact:

         Dr. Chaitali Bhattacharya                                                 Dr.Dhananjay Tiwary
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum                              Department of Biotechnology
Fulbright House, 12, Hailey Road, New Delhi                       Block 2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi