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Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Indian Women in STEMM ( Scientists, Engineers & Technologists )

Application Deadline: 28th February 2018

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) jointly announce the Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) program with an aim to provide opportunities to Indian Women Scientists, Engineers & Technologists to undertake international collaborative research in premier institutions in U.S.A, to enhance their research capacities and capabilities.

The Program is envisaged to:

  • Provide opportunity to bright Indian women students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in U.S. academia and labs.
  • Promoting research and capacity building for Indian women students and scientists in different frontline areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
  • Pave way for the next generation Women Scientists and Technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.
  • Encourage, motivate and provide opportunity to outstanding women with break in research career to gain grounds again in their respective research areas.

Proposed Area of Work:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Program has two modules:

I : Women Overseas Student Internship program module

II: Women Overseas Fellowship program module.

Qualification and Eligibility:

I. Women Overseas Student Internship:

  • Eligibility: Indian women applicant currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences (M.D/M.S.) on a full-time basis at any recognized academic institution/R&D institute/university in India. Unemployed Women applicants who have completed Ph.D./M.D/M.S are also eligible.
  • Age: 21 to 35 years (as on 28.02.2018)
  • Duration of the Internship: For a period of 3-6 months
  • Nature of Support will include :
    1. Monthly stipend of $2,500
    2. Air Fare up to $ 2,500
    3. Health Insurance of up to $500
    4. Contingency up to $750
  • Guidelines
  • Terms&Conditions
  • Application Format for reference only

II. Women Overseas Fellowship:

  • Eligibility: Indian women applicant having Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences (M.D./ M.S.) and holding a regular position at any recognized academic institution/ R&D institute/ university/ college in India.
  • Age: 27 to 50 years ( as on 28.02.2018)
  • Duration of the Fellowship: For a period of 3-6 months
  • Nature of Support will include :
    1. Monthly stipend of $3,000
    2. Air Fare up to $ 2,500
    3. Health Insurance of up to $1000
    4. Contingency up to $750
    5. Conference Allowances of up to $1,000

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM

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