Offered By: Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
Application Submission Deadline: December 31, 2008
Award Annoucement: March 31, 2009
Master’s degree in engineering, technology or equivalent or Ph.D. in science or technology or equivalent or M.D. degree in medicine or equivalent.
Age: Upto 40 years as on 31 December 2008
Employement: A permanent position in a recognized S&T institution/university/college in India
Area of Work: Area proposed by the candidate should be clearly defined as:
(i) Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
(ii) Chemical Sciences
(iiii) Engineering Sciences
(iv) Life Sciences
(v) Medical Sciences
(vi) Mathematical and Computational Sciences
(vii) Physical Sciences
Place of work: The fellow should be accepted by the US scientific/technological institution, which is internationally recognized as an outstanding institution where major work in the identified area is in progress. There should be willingness on the part of the American institution to accept and extend necessary support to the candidate for the work proposed.
“The IUSSTF Fellow will be entitled to fellowship amount of US $ 3000 per month.”
IUSSTF Fellow will also be entitled to contingency/ preparatory allowances to cover for visa, airport transfer, medical insurance, etc. @ Rs 15000 for period upto 6 months and Rs. 20000 for period beyond 6 months. Medical insurance expenses, visa fee, airport transfer charges will be met by the fellow from out of the personal contingent grant.
IUSSTF Fellow will also be permitted to travel within USA to attend conferences or visit other institutes of interest with the approval of the advisor at the host institute.
The Fellow will be entitled to avail one of the following grants for this purpose.
i) $ 75 per day for visits upto 8 days
ii) Grant of $ 600 for fellowship period upto 6 months
iii) Grant of $ 1200 for fellowship period beyond 6 months
Air-tickets for all the selected IUSSTF Fellow would be provided directly by the IUSSTF travel desk by economy class and shortest route from their place of work in India to the place of the American host institute and back. As a rule, reimbursements will not be provided for air tickets purchased directly.
Rules governing payment of salary, leave, medical, gratuity, GPF and pension etc. of the organization/ institution/ university to which the fellow belongs would continue to be applicable. No liability on any of these accounts will be borne by IUSSTF.
The candidate selected for the award of the Indo-US fellowship should commence their research with six month period from the date of award announcement. Failure to do so would render the fellow forfeit the award.
1. Application should be submitted in the prescribed format
2. Application should not be more than 20 pages maximum including CVs
3. Application should be forwarded through the head of organization/ department where the candidate is employed
4. Scanned copy of acceptance letter from host institution in USA
Application should be submitted electronically as single word/ pdf file to:
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
For More details:
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
12 Hailey Road, Fulbright House
New Delhi- 110 001
Ph: 91-11-42691700; Fax: 91-11-23321552