With the recent travel ban and advisories issued by the Indian and U.S. Governments due to the Coronavirus situation, and in light of the U. S. Embassy cancelling all current and future visa appointments in India for an indefinite period of time, BHAVAN awardees are advised to NOT seek the DS2019 documentation from their U.S. Host as yet. For those BHAVAN awardees who have received DS 2019 form/valid visa, please note that no outward travel will be approved until further notice. As soon as the situation improves, we will get in touch with you with the next steps. Until then, please practice social distancing and stay safe and healthy.
We understand that BHAVAN Awardees currently in the U.S. may face some uncertainty and travel restrictions in returning to India. However, for those who wish to return to India now, IUSSTF will make arrangements to facilitate the same.
Dissemination of information and creating awareness through substantive interactions between Indian and American scientists and researchers from academia, laboratories and industry with the explicit aim to develop sustained linkages. The proposals should to be designed around a theme of common interest that has a high potential for generating follow-up activities.
The proposals are peer reviewed both in India and the United States. The final shortlisting takes into consideration several factors in addition to peer review in India and U.S., such as encouraging new groups as well as topics, background of Indian and U.S. workshop coordinators as well as proposed speakers, perceived advantage(s) for both Indian and U.S. sides, potential for developing mutually advantageous collaboration(s), etc. The process is highly competitive and partial support is provided only to a very small number of workshops due to availability of limited funds.
Proposal should be submitted online at https://ws.iusstf.org
Dr. Nishritha Bopana