This program provides NSF Graduate Research Fellows with opportunities to enhance their professional development through research collaborations at top-caliber science and engineering research sites in India. The objectives are to promote research and capacity building in frontier areas of science and technology, to pave way for the next generation scientists and technologists from the United States to interact with their Indian peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations and to bring talented American students to research laboratories and academic institutions in India to build a deeper appreciation of the culture of innovation and long-standing tradition of scientific enquiry in India.
Eligibility: This scheme is open to MS - and Ph.D. seeking Fellows. Applicants should have completed at least 1 year of their graduate program at the time of application. Applicants must be enrolled at U.S. institutions, making satisfactory progress towards their degrees.
Fellowship amount: Fellowship includes a lump-sum amount to cover travel and other related costs as provided by NSF while SERB provides monthly living allowance (in INR). The duration is for 3-12 months.