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.

For U.S. Students

For U.S. Students

To nurture future innovators and thought leaders, the Science & Engineering Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward have partnered to develop a dynamic and transformative student exchange program between premier institutions in India and the United States. The program is named in honor of Satyendra Nath Bose (1894 - 1974), a visionary Indian physicist best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. The class of particles that obey Bose-Einstein statistics, Bosons, was named after him.

The Program is envisaged to:
  • Introduce talented American students to the long-standing tradition of scientific inquiry and innovation in India;
  • Encourage students to consider a career in Science and Technology;
  • Foster interactions between next generation of pioneers in Science and Technology; and,
  • Build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations across disciplines, cultures and geographical boundaries.

U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents/Indian Citizens

Students pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States

Open to students from all disciplines of Science & Engineering

Scholarship includes

Stipend INR 50,000


Placement at leading Universities and Research Laboratories in India

Program Dates: Summer/ Fall 2018

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018

Please submit your application online at and upload scanned copies of latest marksheet/transcript, No-Objection Certificate & 2 Letters of Recommendation.

Contact Information

Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Principal Science Officer
Ms.Pushpa Iyer
Program Officer