Khorana Program for Scholars: Apply by October 31
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward are partnering to support the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars named in honor of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology while a member of the UW faculty.
The Khorana Program will provide opportunities to Indian students to undertake research at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities in Summer 2019 for a period of 10-12 weeks. The Programme aims to Provide encouragement to young scholars to undertake R&D; enable students to carry out research at a premier University in the United States and Transform research into societal benefits build a seamless scientific community between India and the United States
Eligibility: Applicants should be Indian citizens currently enrolled in a recognized Institution of Higher Education in India. Those currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters’ degree in Biotechnology and allied areas at recognized institutions of higher education in India and completing their degrees in/after May 2020, are eligible to apply. Pre-final year students enrolled in B.Tech., M. Tech., MSc., B.E., M.E., M.S., Integrated B.S-M.S., B.V.Sc., M.V.Sc., B. Pharm., M. Pharm., MBBS., and Master in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) at recognized institutions of higher education in India in Biotechnology and allied areas (including agricultural, food, health and biomedical sciences) are eligible to apply. Final year/PhD students are not eligible to apply.
The applicant should have cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 8.0 or higher, or 80% or higher.
Application: Applications are to be submitted online at the link provided at the announcement notification of the Programme available at https://iusstf.org/
The Statement of Purpose should cover; Introduction, Aim, Methodology, Anticipated Outcomes, References. Applicants should fill out the online application and upload scanned copies of latest mark sheet/transcript, No-Objection Certificate & 2 Letters of Recommendation. Supporting documents should be provided strictly according to the check-list mentioned in the application form. Applicants are not required to attach Class X/Class XII mark sheets. Recommendation letters can be sent along with the application form or if referees wish to provide a confidential recommendation, they may send it directly to email@example.com with Applicant’s full name in the subject line. Hard copies of the application form/supporting documents are not required. Successful applicants have to identify their own U.S. host(s) based on matching research interests.
For more details, visit https://iusstf.org/