Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) jointly has announced the ‘Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM)’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) program with an aim to provide opportunities to Indian Women Scientists, Engineers & Technologists to undertake international collaborative research in premier institutions in U.S.A, to enhance their research capacities and capabilities.
The Program is envisaged to (i) provide opportunity to bright Indian women students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in U.S. academia and labs (ii) Promoting research and capacity building for Indian women students and scientists in different frontline areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) (iii) Pave way for the next generation Women Scientists and Technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations (iv) Encourage, motivate and provide opportunity to outstanding women students to take up research path.
Proposed Area of Work may be Agricultural Sciences, Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Computational Sciences & IT, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences and Physical Sciences.
Program has two modules (i) Women Overseas Student Internship program module and (ii) Women Overseas Fellowship program module.
For Women Overseas Student Internship, applicant should be Indian woman currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences on a full-time basis at any recognized academic institution/R&D institute/university in India. Those currently enrolled in the first year of their Ph.D. degree or students who have submitted their thesis or are likely to submit their thesis within next three months from the last date of online submission are not eligible. Applicant should be between 21 to 35 years, as on 17.06.2019. The duration of the Internship is 3-6 months. The support will include (i) Monthly stipend of $2,500 (ii) Air Fare up to $ 2,500 (iii) Health Insurance of up to $500 and (iv) Contingency up to $1,000.
For the Women Overseas Fellowship, applicant should be Indian woman, having Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences and should be holding a regular position at any recognized academic institution/ R&D institute/ university/ college in India. Research collaborative project with any Institute / Lab in U.S.A (but not visited there) will be preferred and is desirable. Those who have done their Ph.D. or D.Sc. from abroad or those working on any kind of fellowships or those who already have overseas research exposure beyond duration of three months in last five years from the last date of submission are not eligible. Applicant should be between 27 to 45 years of age as on 17.06.2019. Duration of the Fellowship would be 3-6 months. The Support will include (i) Monthly stipend of $3,000 (ii) Air Fare up to $ 2,500 (iii) Health Insurance of up to $1,000 (iv) Contingency up to $1,000 and (v) Conference Allowances of up to $1,200.
The detailed reference document of WISTEMM is available in the link given in the Notification at https://iusstf.org/index.php
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