The Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowships have been initiated by DST (Govt. of India) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) to develop a dynamic visitation program between Indian and US institutions and premier US Universities.

About the BHAVAN Program:
  • provide opportunity to best and exceptional Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in US academia and labs;
  • promote research and capacity building in the frontline area of Building Energy Efficiency;
  • encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path; and
  • Pave way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.

Fellowship /Internship value:

  • Monthly Stipend
  • Return Air fare
  • Contingency Allowance
  • Health Insurance


Internship: Minimum 3 months and up to 6 months

Fellowships: Minimum 3 months and up to 12 months


  • The applicant must have a letter of acceptance from a reputed U.S. scientific/technological institution/laboratory where he/she would pursue the research work under the Fellowship/Internship.


For Student Internships

  • Applicant must be Indian national currently pursuing a Doctoral or Tech/ M.Arch. in the field of Building Energy Efficiency or in engineering, science, technology or architecture with a major area of research related to Building Energy  Efficiency  at  a  recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.
  • Applicants age limit is up to 32 years as on 31 December 2018.

For Fellowships

  • Applicant must be Indian nationals
  • Applicant must hold Ph.D./M.Tech./M.Arch. degree in Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture in the specific area of Building Energy Efficiency.
  • Relaxation in qualifications could be made for individuals with proven and considerable research background and experience who are part of a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.
  • Applicants must be pursuing independent research on extra-mural / industry-supported research projects and should have published in high-impact academic journals.
  • Applicant’s age limit is upto 40 years as on 31 December 2018.
  • The applicant must be associated with a public funded Research & Development Lab/S&T Institution (non-private)/ recognized Universities/Colleges in India.

How to apply:

  • Applications to be submitted Online via the Application Portal for Visitation Programs.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
Fellowship Level Research awards
Country India
Subject areas Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture
Fellowship amount Monthly stipend
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals
Deadline Ongoing

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