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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.

Khorana Program for Scholars

Khorana Program for Scholars

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward are partnering to support the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars named in honor of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology while a member of the UW faculty. The Khorana Program will provide opportunities to Indian students to undertake research at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities in Summer 2020 for a period of 10-12 weeks.

The Program is envisaged to:
  • Provide encouragement to young scholars to undertake R&D
  • Enable students to carry out research at a premier University in the United States
  • Transform research into societal benefits build a seamless scientific community between India and the United States
Eligibility

Pre-final year students enrolled in B.Tech., M.Tech., B.Sc, MSc., B.E., M.E., M.S., Integrated B.S-M.S., B.V.Sc., M.V.Sc., B. Pharm., M. Pharm., MBBS., and Master in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) at recognized institutions of higher education in India in Biotechnology and allied areas (including agricultural, food, health,  biomedical sciences and interdisciplinary areas like Computational Sciences, Big Data, Machine Learning etc.) completing their degrees on or after May 2021 are eligible to apply. 

First Year, Final year and PhD students are NOT eligible to apply.

Applications in subject - fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.

Scholarship includes

Stipend

Health Insurance

Airfare

Program dates: May – July 2020
Submission Deadline: 10 November 2019


Applications should be submitted using our Online Application Portal for visitation programs at http://49.50.81.218/Program_Details.aspx?ProgramFor=1

Hard copies and electronic copies of the application forms will not be accepted.

Contact Information

Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Principal Science Officer
and
Ms. Pushpa Iyer
Program Officer

scholar@indousstf.org