Given the lockdown, travel restrictions, and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) had earlier requested the 2020 BHAVAN/WARI program to be kept in abeyance until further notices. After a careful review of the pandemic situation, the Competent Authority of the Department of Science and Technology has formally decided to cancel the 2020 call for BHAVAN/WARI program. This will apply to all interns/fellows without exception.
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.
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.
Age: Upto 40 years as on 31 December 2019.
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.
Dr. Nishritha Bopana