Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM

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Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEM

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the United States of America in March 2000, is an autonomous, not for profit society that promotes and catalyzes Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry. As a grant making organization, the principle objective of IUSSTF is to provide opportunities, to exchange ideas, information, skills and technologies, and to collaborate on scientific and technological endeavor of mutual interest that can translate the power of science for the benefit of mankind at large.journalban

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

The Program is envisaged to:

  • 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.

Proposed Area of Work:

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

Program has two modules:

I : Women Overseas Student Internship program module

II: Women Overseas Fellowship program module.

Qualification and Eligibility:

I. Women Overseas Student Internship:

  • Eligibility: Indian women applicant currently pursuing Ph.D. 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.Peerscientist
  • Age: 21 to 35 years (as on 28.02.2018)
  • Duration of the Internship: For a period of 3-6 months
  • Nature of Support will include:
  1. Monthly stipend of $2,500
  2. Air Fare up to $ 2,500
  3. Health Insurance of up to $500
  4. Contingency up to $750

II. Women Overseas Fellowship:

  • Eligibility: Indian women applicant having Ph.D. 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.
  • Age: 27 to 50 years ( as on 28.02.2018)
  • Duration of the Fellowship: For a period of 3-6 months
  • Nature of Support will include :
  1. Monthly stipend of $3,000
  2. Air Fare up to $ 2,500
  3. Health Insurance of up to $1000
  4. Contingency up to $750
  5. Conference Allowances of up to $1,000

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