Indo-U.S. Fellowships for Women in STEMM 2018 for PhD Students ~ helpBIOTECH

07 January 2018

Indo-U.S. Fellowships for Women in STEMM 2018 for PhD Students

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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.
  • 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
  • Guidelines
  • Terms&Conditions
  • Application Format for reference only
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
  • Guidelines
  • Terms&Conditions
  • Application Format for reference only



Online portal for filling of application will be live from 10/01/2018. The application form, format of No Objection certificate, reference letters etc can be seen under " Application Format for reference".


Applications should be submitted using our online application portal only. Hard copies and electronic copies of application forms will not be accepted.

For program information contact:
Dr. Chaitali Bhattacharya
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
Fulbright House, 12, Hailey Road, New Delhi
Namita Gupta
Director/Scientist 'F', KIRAN Division
Department of Science and Technology, GoI

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