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Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship Program 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Nov-2015
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AwardMonthly Stipend, Return Air-fare, Contingency allowance
EligibilityIndian citizens pursuing Ph.D/ Ph.D holder
Scholarship provider contact details

Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
Fulbright House
12, Hailey Road
New Delhi - 110001
Phone: +91-11-42691700/709

What is Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship Program 2016?

Recognizing that climate change, clean and efficient energy and environmental protection are among the biggest challenges facing India and the United States; the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India through its Solar Energy Research Initiative, and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) are committed to tackling these issues by building capacity in these frontier areas. 

To nurture future innovators and thought leaders in Solar Energy, the Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship Program - a dynamic and transformative program has been developed to foster contacts between students and scientists from India and the United States.


  • To provide an opportunity to the best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions;
  • To promote research and capacity building in the frontline area of Solar Energy to address India-centric issues;
  • To encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path in the field of solar energy; and
  • To 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.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

For Student Internships

  • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D. as full time scholars in the field of Solar Energy, in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution (non-private)/recognized academic institute (University/College) in India;
  • Age: Upto 32 years as on 31 December 2015

For Fellowships

  • Indian citizens with a Ph.D. in Science, Engineering or Technology
  • Applicants must provide proof of independent research work in internationally recognized academic journals.
  • Open only to applicants working in the field of Solar Energy
  • Age: Upto 40 years as on 31 December 2015
  • A permanent position in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution (non-private)/recognized academic institute (University/College) in India.

Due preference will be given to research aimed at addressing India-centric issues related to Solar Energy.

How can you apply ?

Applications should be submitted electronically to

Terms and Conditions

Place of work

The applicant should have a letter of acceptance from a reputed U.S. scientific/technological institution where he/she would like to undertake the research work under the Fellowship/Internship. Number of Fellowships

  • Student Internships   7
  • Fellowships                7

Note: The above numbers are tentative and can be increased, decreased or inter-changed in either category at the discretion of DST and IUSSTF.


  • Monthly Stipend
  • Return Air-fare
  • Contingency allowance


  • Internship: Minimum 3 months and upto 6 months
  • Fellowship: Minimum 3 months and upto 12 months

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