U.S.-India Travel Grant Program: IUSSTF 4489 views

The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the American Physical Society (APS) invites applications for APS-IUSSTF Physics PhD Student and Postdoc Visitation Program Professorship/Lectureship Awards.

APS-IUSSTF Physics PhD Student & Postdoc Visitation program:
  • The program provides travel funds to students and postdocs who wish to pursue opportunities in physics in India and the U.S.
  • The awards are sponsored by IUSSTF and administered through APS.
  • This program is intended for physics Ph.D. students and postdocs who wish to pursue opportunities in physics such as summer institutes or to work temporarily in a laboratory.
  • Awards are in the amount of $3,000.
  • Up to 4 awards are given every year.

Proposal Procedures:

  • The proposals must be submitted by PhD students or postdocs in coordination with their advisor/supervisor and the hosting professor/advisor at the host institution (max 10 pages) and must include:
  • A joint proposal (1-2 pages) from the applicant, their advisor (in the case of PhD students) or supervisor (in the case of postdocs), and the hosting professor/advisor at the host institution. The proposal must include a general overview, objectives, and anticipated outcomes of the visit.
  • Letters of support for the proposal from the applicant’s advisor or supervisor as well as the host.
  • A schedule of activities for the duration of the visit (max two pages)
  • A budget for the requested funds (max two pages)
  • A brief, current CV for both the PhD student or postdoc and the host (maximum 2 pages)
  • Proposals should be sent via email to Michele Irwin, APS Office of International Affairs, at irwin@aps.org.
APS-IUSSTF Professorship/Lectureship Awards in Physics
  • The awards permit physicists from India and the United States to deliver short courses or a lecture series in the other country.
  • Professorships/Lectureships consist of one- to two-week courses or a lecture series delivered at Indian or U.S. institutions by physicists from the other country.
  • Up to 4 awardees are selected each year.
  • Awards are for up to $4,000.

Proposal Procedures:

  • Applicants must submit a joint proposal from the proposed visitor and their counterpart/collaborator from the host institution (max 7 pages) and must include the following:
  • Overview & objectives (1 page)
  • Schedule of activities (delivered lectures/short courses, etc.) for the duration of the visit;
  • Budget for requested funds;
  • Anticipated outcomes of the visit (max 1 page)
  • A brief, current CV from both the visitor and host (maximum 2 pages for each c.v.)
  • A letter of endorsement for the proposal from a representative (i.e., Chair, Dean, HoD) of the physics department from the host institution.
  • Proposals should be sent via email to Michele Irwin, APS Office of International Affairs, at irwin@aps.org.
Quick Overview————-
Organization Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and American Physical Society (APS)
Fellowship Level Doctoral/Postdoctoral/Faculty
Country India, USA
Subject areas Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to Indian and American nationals
Deadline Varies
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