Genome Engineering/Editing Technology Initiative Program

Important Notice :

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, no fresh call announcement would be made during the year 2020-21 under the GETin program.

Genome Engineering/Editing Technology Initiative Program

Acknowledging importance of strategies & techniques in genome modification, as modern day essential tool for research & development, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India along with Indo U.S. Science & Technology Forum, IUSSTF announces fellowship program between Indian institutes and premier U.S. Universities, in significant areas of Genome Engineering/Editing Technology (GETin).

The program is open to individuals whose research work has an interface with Genome Engineering / Editing Technology studies.

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 leading U.S. institutions;
  • Promote research and capacity building.
  • Encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path.
  • Create attractive avenues for skilled overseas researchers to pursue R&D in Indian or to mentor Indian scientist (s);and,
  • Pave the 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.
Program Modules and Eligibility
Student Internship
  • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D. on a full-time basis in various forefront disciplines of Biotechnology (agriculture, health sciences, bio-engineering, biomedical, fundamental biology or allied sciences) at a public- funded R&D lab/ S&T Institute /recognized academic institute / University / College in India.

For a period of upto 6 months.

Age: Up to 32 years as on 31 Dec 2019

Overseas Fellowship
  • Indian citizens having Ph.D. in Life Science, Biotechnology, Engineering or Technology holding a regular position in public funded R&D Lab/ S&T Institution / recognized Universities/ Colleges in India.

For a period of up to 5 weeks to 12 months

Age: Up to 45 years as on 31 Dec 2019

Visiting Fellowship
  • U.S. Faculty or Foreign Post Docs presently working in U.S. (for at least two years) in a field having an interface with Genome Engineering /Editing Technologies.
  • Applicant should possess Ph.D., M.D, M.S or equivalent degree with outstanding track record as evident though publications and other recognitions.

For a period of 2-3 months.

Age: Up to 60 years as on 31 Dec 2019

Applications should be submitted using our Online Application Portal. (Hard copies and electronic copies of Application forms will not be accepted). In case of any assistance, please write to us at or

Submission Deadline:11 Nov 2019

Contact Information

Dr. Chaitali Bhattacharya
Principal Science Officer
Ms.Aasita Apoorva
Associate Program Officer