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

Rationale of the Program:
  • 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.
Study areas:
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Program offers two modules:

  1. Women Overseas Student Internship program module
  2. Women Overseas Fellowship program module

Women Overseas Student Internship program module:

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be Indian women currently pursuing PhD 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.
  • Applicant must fall in the age group of 21 to 35 years as on last date of application.

Duration: 3-6 months

Internship value:

  • Monthly stipend of $2,500
  • Air Fare up to $ 2,500
  • Health Insurance of up to $500
  • Contingency up to $750

Women Overseas Fellowship:

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be Indian women having Doctoral 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.
  • Applicant must fall in the age group of 27 to 45 years as on last date of application.

Duration: 3-6 months

Fellowship value:

  • Monthly stipend of $3,000
  • Air Fare up to $ 2,500
  • Health Insurance of up to $1000
  • Contingency up to $1000
  • Conference Allowances of up to $1,200

How to apply:

  • Apply online
  • Applications portal will open from 10th January 2018
Quick Overview————-
Organization Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
Fellowship Level Internship/Research awards
Country India, USA
Subject areas

Agricultural Sciences, Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to Indian women
Deadline June 17 2019 
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