Important Notice for BHAVAN Awardees 2019/2020

With the recent travel ban and advisories issued by the Indian and U.S. Governments due to the Coronavirus situation, and in light of the U. S. Embassy cancelling all current and future visa appointments in India for an indefinite period of time, BHAVAN awardees are advised to NOT seek the DS2019 documentation from their U.S. Host as yet. For those BHAVAN awardees who have received DS 2019 form/valid visa, please note that no outward travel will be approved until further notice. As soon as the situation improves, we will get in touch with you with the next steps. Until then, please practice social distancing and stay safe and healthy.

We understand that BHAVAN Awardees currently in the U.S. may face some uncertainty and travel restrictions in returning to India. However, for those who wish to return to India now, IUSSTF will make arrangements to facilitate the same.

ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology

ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in partnership with the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) announces the ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology. This program is open to ASM members and non-members alike. This program seeks to broaden scientific collaboration between India and the United States though travel grants that support research and teaching partnerships.

Eligibility Criteria
For Visiting Teaching Professorships
  • Actively engaged in teaching at post-secondary level.
  • Researchers and faculty members scientifically recognized in the area of microbiology.

Duration: 1-2 weeks

For Visiting Research Professorships
  • Researchers actively involved in microbiological sciences.
  • Preference given to early career scientists who have obtained a PhD, or other equivalent academic degree, within the past 10 years.

Duration: Minimum 6 weeks.

Contact Information

Dr. Chaitali Bhattacharya
Principal Science Officer
Mr. Sravan Paleti
Assistant Program Officer