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SN Bose Scholars Program 2015

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Oct-2014

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What is SN Bose Scholars Program 2015?

To nurture future innovators and thought leaders, the Science & Engineering Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) are partnering to develop a dynamic and transformative student exchange program between premier institutions in India and the United States. The program is named in honor of Satyendra Nath Bose (1894 - 1974), a visionary Indian physicist best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. The class of particles that obey Bose-Einstein statistics, Bosons, was named after him.

The 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, and;
  • build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations cutting across boundaries around the globe.


  • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters' degree at a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.
  • Open to students of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematical and Computational Sciences; and, Physical Sciences

Note: Students with a biology background should consider applying to the Khorana Program for Scholars.

Scholarship includes:

  • Air-fare 
  • Accommodation
  • Stipend

Program Dates: May - July 2015

Applications are to be submitted electronically  to  or  (No hard copies required)

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2014

For program information contact:

Dr. Nishritha Bopana 
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum 
Fulbright House, 12, Hailey Road, 
New Delhi - 110001, 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  1. 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.
  2. Applications in subject-fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.
  3. Only those candidates who shall be completing their degree program on or after May 2016 are eligible to apply.
  4. Top two rank holders from each department should have an endorsement from a competent authority at their respective parent institutions (point no. 15 in the application form)
  5. Supporting documents should be provided strictly according to the check-list mentioned in the application form.
  6. All the applications will be received by e-mail. The completed application form along with all the supporting documents mentioned in point no.16 of the application form have to be scanned and sent as a single PDF document to
  7. 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 attached to the application form (as a single pdf). If not, the referees may directly e-mail it to with the candidate’s name and details clearly mentioned in the subject line

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