Khorana Program for Scholars 2020

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EligibilityBachelor's or Master's degree in Biotechnology and allied areas
RegionUnited States
AwardStipend, airfare and health insurance

About the Program


Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in partnership with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India and WINStep Forward invites applications for Khorana Program for Scholars 2020 from Indian students pursuing bachelor's or master's degree in Biotechnology and allied areas. The program aims to provide opportunities to Indian students to conduct research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities in Summer 2020 for a period of 10-12 weeks. The selected scholars will receive a stipend, airfare and health insurance.

  • Khorana Program for Scholars 2020

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be a pre-final year student enrolled in B.Tech., M.Tech., B.Sc, 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) courses
    • Be studying at recognized institutions of higher education in India in Biotechnology and allied areas 
    • Be completing his/her degree program on or after May 2021
    • Have Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 8.0 or higher/ 80% and higher/ Minimum 65% and higher (for MBBS students)

    Note - First Year, Final year and PhD students are not eligible to apply.

    • Stipend
    • Airfare
    • Health Insurance
    • Mark sheet of previous year examinations
    • No objection certificate
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Open the link to apply.
    Step 2: Click on 'Start Application' under the 'Apply Now' section.
    Step 3: Sign up as a new user or login as an existing user
    Step 4: Fill in all the details.
    Step 5: Attach all the required documents.
    Step 6: Submit the application form.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 10 November 2019
Program dates: May-July 2020

Selection Criteria

All the applications received will be reviewed and shortlisted by subject experts on the basis of the following criteria -

  • Academic credentials and background
  • Research experience, technical background, other courses, internships, lab work
  • Proposed project idea
  • Need to conduct research in the U.S.
  • Publications, poster presentations (if any) 
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Terms and Conditions
  • The stipend would be offered only on the satisfactory performance of the researchers. 
  • Applicants must be willing to conduct research in the U.S.
  • Applications in subject fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.
  • Depending on the research interest, the applicants need to identify their own U.S. host(s).

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