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Important Notice for BHAVAN Awardees 2019/2020

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.

For Indian Students

For Indian Students

To nurture future innovators and thought leaders, the Science & Engineering Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward have partnered to develop a dynamic and transformative student exchange program between premier institutions in India and the United States. The program is named in honor of Satyendra Nath Bose (1894 - 1974), a visionary Indian physicist best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. The class of particles that obey Bose-Einstein statistics, Bosons, was named after him.

The Program is envisaged to:
  • provide an opportunity to Indian students to experience world-class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions;
  • Encourage and motivate students to take up research as a career;
  • Pave the way for the next generation of pioneers and innovators in science and technology to interact with each other, and;
  • Build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations cutting across boundaries around the globe.
Eligibility

Indian citizens currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters' degree at a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.

Open to students of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematical and Computational Sciences; and, Physical Sciences

Note: Students with a biology background should consider applying to the Khorana Program for Scholars.

Scholarship includes

Stipend

Health Insurance

Air-fare


The program will not be accepting applications for this year.



Applications should be submitted using our Online Application Portal for Visitation Programs. Hard copies and electronic copies of the application forms will not be accepted.


Contact Information

Dr. Chaitali Bhattacharya
Principal Science Officer
and
Mr.Sravan Paleti
Assistant Program Officer

bose@indousstf.org