There’s a new scholarship program for students looking to be innovators and leaders of tomorrow. In a boost to hunt out talents and nurture future innovators and thought leaders, the S.N. Bose Scholars Program has been launched.

What  is it?

The Science & Engineering Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward have partnered 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 Aims and Objective

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.

What’s the Eligibility Criteria?

  • 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.

What does it include?

  • Stipend
  • Health Insurance
  • Air-fare

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2018

Source: IUSSTF