Water is the fundamental need and holds importance for human development, the environment and the economy, and therefore needs to feature prominently in the development agenda of both India and the US; the DST, Govt. of India, UNL, DWFI and IUSSTF have partnered to nurture cooperation between students and scientists from both countries. The Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship Program; a dynamic and transformative program has thus been developed to nurture long term Indo-American science and technology partnerships.

Program Partners
  1. Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  2. Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
  3. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
  4. Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI)
  5. Robert B. Daughtery Water for Food Institute

Rationale of the program:

  • provide opportunity to best and exceptional Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities at the UNL and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute;
  • promote research and capacity building in the area of water;
  • encourage and inspire brilliant students to take up research as a career path;
  • make way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term Research & Development linkages and collaborations


For Student Internships:

  • Indian nationals currently undertaking Doctoral in Water Science and Engineering at a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India;
  • Age: upper limit is 32 years as on 31 December 2017

For Fellowships:

  • Indian nationals having PhD in Water Science and Engineering.
  • Applicants must be able to perform independent research work and have published in internationally recognized academic journals.
  • Open to applicants working in the fields of Water resources, water chemistry and environmental engineering.
  • Age: upper limit is 40 years as on 31 December 2017.


  • Applicant must be affiliated to a public funded R&D Lab/ Science & Technology Institution / recognized Universities/Colleges in India.

Number of Fellowships:

  • Student Internships- 5
  • Fellowships- 5


  • Internship: Min. 3 months and upto 6 months
  • Fellowship: Minimum 3 months and upto 12 months

Application procedure:

—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
Fellowship Level Doctoral/Postdoctoral
Country India
Subject areas Water Science and Engineering, environmental engineering, Water Chemistry
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open for Indian nationals
Deadline 30 September 2019


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