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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.

Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network Fellowship

Recognizing that climate change, clean and efficient energy and environmental protection are among the biggest challenges facing India and the United States and to address the need for human resource development and capacity building in the frontier area of Building Energy Efficiency; the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have developed a dynamic visitation program between Indian and US institutions and premier US Universities. The Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowships are envisaged to create a sustainable and vibrant linkage between the two nations, as well as build long term Indo-American science and technology relationships.

The Program is envisaged to:
  • Provide opportunity to best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in US academia and labs;
  • Promote research and capacity building in the frontline area of Building Energy Efficiency;
  • Pave way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.
Eligibility Criteria
For Student Internships
  • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D., M.Tech/ M.S.(Research)/M.Arch in Science / Engineering / Technology / Architecture  at a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.
Areas: Building Energy Efficiency / Built Environment / Habitat Energy Efficiency

Age: Up to 32 years as on 31 December 2019

*At the time of application, students must have at least two semester of study left to be completed of the program that they are currently enrolled in. Subsequently, at the  time of availing the internship, students must have at least one semester of study left to be completed of the program that they are currently enrolled in.

For Fellowships
  • Indian citizens having Ph.D./M.Tech./M.S.(Research)/M.Arch. in Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture in the specific area of Building Energy Efficiency / Built Environment / Habitat  Energy Efficiency. Relaxation in qualifications could be made for individuals with proven and considerable research background and experience who are part of a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.
  • Applicants must be pursuing independent research on extra-mural / industry-supported research projects and should have credentials expected of an established researches
  • Employment: A regular position in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution/ recognized academic institute (University/College) in India.

Age: Upto 40 years as on 31 December 2019.

Fellowship /Internship Includes:

  • Monthly Stipend
  • Return Air fare
  • Contingency Allowance
  • Health Insurance

Duration:

  • Internship: Minimum 3 months and up to 6 months
  • Fellowships: Minimum 3 months and up to 12 months

Place of work:

The applicant should have a letter of acceptance from a reputed U.S. scientific/technological institution/ laboratory where he/she would undertake the research work under the Fellowship/Internship.


Applications should be submitted using our Online Application Portal for Visitation Programs. Hard copies and electronic copies of the application forms will not be accepted.




Contact Information

Dr. Nishritha Bopana

energy.fellowship@indousstf.org