Genome Engineering/EditingTechnologies Initiative (GETin) - Overseas Fellowship

This fellowship program between Indian institutes and premier U.S. Universities, in significant areas of Genome Engineering/Editing Technology (GETin) has been introduced in acknowledgement of the importance of strategies and techniques in genome modification as a modern day essential tool for research & development (R&D). The program is open to individuals whose research work has an interface with Genome Engineering / Editing Technology studies. The Program is envisaged to encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path. It provides opportunity to best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions as well as create attractive avenues for skilled overseas researchers to pursue in India or to mentor Indian scientist (s). It intends to pave the way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations. Upto 5 Post-Doctoral Fellows would be awarded every year.

Eligibility: Indian citizens having Ph.D. in Life Science, Biotechnology, Engineering or Technology holding a regular position in public funded R&D Lab/ S&T Institution / recognized Universities/ Colleges in India up to 45 yrs of age can apply.

Fellowship amount: It includes monthly stipend of $ 3000, Return Air Fare, Health Insurance of up to $ 1000, Contingency of up to Rs. 50,000/- and Conference Allowance of upto $1200. The Overseas Fellowship is for a period of up to 5 weeks to 12 months.

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India; Indo U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

Area:Life Sciences

Purpose: Capacity Building, Research