Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India with Indo U.S. Science & Technology Forum, IUSSTF announces fellowship program between Indian institutes and premier USA Universities, in significant areas of Genome Engineering/Editing Technology (GETin). The program is open to scholars whose research work has an interface with Genome Engineering / Editing Technology studies.

About the program (GETin):

The Program is envisioned to:

  • Provide opportunity to best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions;
  • Promote research and capacity building.
  • Encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path.
  • Create attractive avenues for skilled overseas researchers to pursue R&D in Indian or to mentor Indian scientist (s);
  • Create the 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.
  • The program is available in 3 categories: Student Internships; Overseas Fellows; Visiting Fellowships


Student Internships:
  • Applicant must be Indian nationals currently carrying out a Doctoral research on a full-time basis in various forefront disciplines of Biotechnology like Agriculture, Health Sciences, Bio-Engineering, Biomedical, Fundamental Biology Or Allied Sciences at a public- funded R&D lab/ S&T Institute /recognized academic institute / University / College in India.
  • Applicant must not exceed 32 years of age as on 31 Dec 2019

Duration: up to 6 months

Overseas Fellows
  • Applicant must be Indian nationals and must hold PhD in Life Science, Biotechnology, Engineering or Technology holding a regular position in public funded R&D Lab/ S&T Institution / recognized Universities/ Colleges in India.
  • Applicant must not exceed 45 years of age as on 31 Dec 2019

Duration: up to 5 weeks to 12 months

Visiting Fellowships
  • Applicants who are U.S. Faculty or Foreign Post Docs presently working in U.S. (for at least two years) in a field having an interface with Genome Engineering /Editing Technologies may apply for this fellowship.
  • Applicant must hold PhD/M.D/M.S or equivalent degree with outstanding track record as evident though publications and other recognitions.
  • Applicant must not exceed 60 years of age as on 31 Dec 2019

Duration: 2-3 months


  • Applications to be submitted online
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Department of Biotechnology (DBT) & Indo U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

Fellowship Level Research awards
Country India, USA
Subject areas

Agriculture, Health Sciences, Bio-Engineering, Biomedical, Fundamental Biology, Allied sciences

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals
Deadline 31 October 2019

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