Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM) 2019
Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) jointly announce the “Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM)” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) program with an aim to provide opportunities to Indian Women Scientists, Engineers & Technologists to undertake international collaborative research in premier institutions in U.S.A, to enhance their research capacities and capabilities. Details of the program are given below:
The Program has two modules:
1. Women Overseas Student Internship program module
2. Women Overseas Fellowship program module
Objective of the Program:
i. Provide opportunity to bright Indian women students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in U.S. academia and labs.
ii. Promoting research and capacity building for Indian women students and scientists in different frontline areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
iii. Pave way for the next generation Women Scientists and Technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.
iv. Encourage, motivate and provide opportunity to outstanding women students to take up research path.
Age: (as on 17th June 2019)
1. For Women Overseas Student Internship: Minimum 21 to 35 years
2. For Women Overseas Fellowship: Minimum 27 to 45 years
Qualification and Eligibility:
1. For Women Overseas Student Internship:
Indian women applicant currently pursuing PhD degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences on a full-time basis at any recognized academic institution/ R&D institute/ university in India.
(Note: Students currently enrolled in the first year of their PhD degree or students who have submitted their thesis or likely to submit their thesis within next three months from the last date of online submission are not eligible)
2. Women Overseas Fellowship:
Indian women applicant having Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences and holding a regular position at any recognized academic institution/ R&D institute/ university/ college in India.
Applicants having research collaborative project with any Institute / Lab in U.S.A (but not visited there) will be preferred.
(Note: Candidates who have done their Ph.D. or D.Sc. from abroad or Candidates working on any kind of fellowships or Candidates already have overseas research exposure beyond duration of three months in last five years from the last date of submission are not eligible).
Fellowship/ Internship includes:
Monthly stipend of $3,000
Air Fare up to $ 2,500
Health Insurance of up to $1000
Contingency up to $1000
Conference Allowances of up to $1,200
Monthly stipend of $2,500
Air Fare up to $ 2,500
Health Insurance of up to $500
Contingency up to $750
Duration of the Program: For a period of 3-6 months
Proposed Area of Work:
Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
Computational Sciences & IT
Engineering and Technology
How to Apply:
Candidate should be submitted using Online Application Portal through official website or the link given below. (Hard copies and electronic copies of Application forms will not be accepted).
Last date for submission of online application: 17th June 2019
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