Indo-U.S Internship & Fellowship for Women in STEMM 2018

Indo-U.S Internship & Fellowship for Women in STEMM 2018

Deadline: February 28, 2018

The 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 has two modules: Women Overseas Student Internship program module and Women Overseas Fellowship program module. The duration for both program modules is for a period of 3-6 months.

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

Benefits

  • Successful applicants for the Women Overseas Student Internship program will receive:
    • Monthly stipend of $2,500
    • Airfare up to $ 2,500
    • Health Insurance of up to $500
    • Contingency up to $750
  • Successful applicants for the Women Overseas Fellowship program will receive:
    • Monthly stipend of $3,000
    • Airfare up to $ 2,500
    • Health Insurance of up to $1000
    • Contingency up to $750
    • Conference Allowances of up to $1,000

Eligibility

  • Women Overseas Student Internship Program
    • Applicants must be Indian women 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.
    • They should be between 21 to 35 years (as on December 28, 2018)
  • Women Overseas Fellowship Program
    • Applicants must be Indian women 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.
    • Applicants should be between 27 to 50 years (as on December 28, 2018)

Application

For more information, visit Indo-U.S Fellowship for Women in STEMM.

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