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S.N. Bose Scholars Program 2017

Deadline: 31-Oct-2016

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AwardStipend, health insurance, air-fare
EligibilityPursuing Bachelors or Masters degree
CountryIndia
Scholarship provider contact

Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
Fulbright House, 12, Hailey Road, 
New Delhi - 110001, 
E-mail: bose@indousstf.org
Phone: 011- 42691715

Description

S.N. Bose Scholars Program is envisaged to provide an opportunity to Indian students to experience world-class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions, encourage and motivate students to take up research as a career, pave the way for the next generation of pioneers and innovators in science and technology to interact with each other, build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations cutting across boundaries around the globe.

Eligibility

  • Candidates currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters’ degree in Atmospheric and earth Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering; Mathematical and Computational Sciences; and, Physical Sciences are eligible to apply.PhD students are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Applications in subject - fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates who shall be completing their degree program on or after May 2018 are eligible to apply.
  • This year applications are accepted through nominations/endorsements only.
  • The departments from each institute have been asked to nominate 2 of their beststudents from each discipline for the program.
  • Two applications per stream, per department, per institute. For this purpose, for example, the usual two years Masters in physics and Integrated Masters in Physics may be counted as 2 different streams and 2 different applications.
  • In case the top 2 nominated students do not wish to apply, your department may choose to endorse other two meritorious students.

How to apply?

Application can be done online only.

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Filling your applications

  1. The form must be completed by all applicants in English; please ensure that your respective form is complete and filled to the best of your knowledge before clicking ‘Submit’. Applicants would not be able to change or edit their forms after submission.
  2. A separate application form must be completed for each program for which you apply. You may choose to apply for more than one visitation program, provided that you fulfil the eligibility criteria.
  3. Please note that fields marked withare mandatory, please enter the necessary information in these fields.
  4. Do not use capital letters unnecessarily to enter information in the form. Use only where required.
  5. In the event of the applicant providing false or misleading information he/she will be asked to forfeit the internship/fellowship.
  6. Please enter your personal details correctly which will be used for all documentation purposes under the respective program.
  7. The address that you provide will be used for all correspondence. Any change of address after submission of the application needs to be communicated to the respective program officer without fail.
  8. In the sections “Statement of Purpose” and “Research Experience” please give as much information as possible to enable us to evaluate your application.
  9. All documents should be scanned and uploaded in the prescribed format.
  10. Supporting documents should be  provided strictly according to the check - list mentioned in the application form.
  11. In case you do not have a passport, kindly apply for one and select ‘Applied for’ in the application form.
  12. The recommendations need to be on the official letter head of the referee with their ink signature and stamp (if any). If they are comfortable sharing the letters with the candidate; it can be uploaded with the application form. If not, the referees may directly email it to bose@indousstf.org with the candidate’s Name, Department and Institute/University clearly mentioned in the subject line, well before the submission deadline.
  13. One of the referees should be your teacher/tutor. In case you have completed a training/internship in any lab, a reference from your supervisor there would be preferred.
  14. Any supporting document emailed to bose@indousstf.org after the submission deadline will not be considered.
  15. Use Specific area of study and degree program enrolled in to indicate the specific undergraduate/ post graduate course you are pursuing. Eg: B.Tech in Civil Engineering / M.Tech in Ceramic  Engineering etc.

Other Information

  • There are no partner universities under the program. As part of the application, the students have to fill in their area of interest / potential research idea(s). If the student is selected, we try our best to make placements based on the area indicated by the student in the application form. The students are also free to get in touch with professors/ labs of their choice in the US (however it is not necessary). All in all, the program aims to provide the best possible internship experience to talented Indian students!
  • The internship is a 10-12 week program, tentatively scheduled to be held during mid of May to July 2017.
  • The scholarship includes the following:
    • Stipend of 2000USD
    • Airfare- Roundtrip (to be booked by IUSSTF travel desk)
    • Health Insurance
  • We would like to stress on the eligibility criteria and emphasize that only those candidates who have a minimum of one year remaining for the completion of their course in India are eligible to apply.
  • Kindly note that in case you are pursuing your first semester in your master’s degree (MSc/M. Tech degree), kindly ensure that you attach your Bachelors rank certificate and mark list. Also it is necessary that you are nominated by your current institute. They may nominate the candidate based on any internal assessments that they deem commendable.

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