VAIBHAV fellowships for Indian diaspora in STEMM

The fellows are expected to collaborate with their Indian counterparts and help initiate research activities in the host institutions

The Government of India has launched a new fellowship programme to connect the Indian diaspora pursuing STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) education with Indian academic, research and development institutions for collaborative research work. The fellowship aims to  promote sharing of knowledge, wisdom, and best practices in the frontier areas of science and technology.

The Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV)  programme aims to advance efforts to establish links between scientists of the Indian Diaspora with Indian Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), Universities, and/ or publicly funded scientific institutions. Applications are being invited through a call for proposals from June 15, 2023, till July 31, 2023.

Fellowships would be awarded to outstanding scientists of Indian origin (NRI/OCI/PIO) who are engaged in research activities in their respective countries, the government said in a statement. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Ministry of Science and Technology has been entrusted with the implementation of the programme.


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