BASE New Delhi notifies Fellowship Program 2015

INTRODUCTION

Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship Program 2015 The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) has invited applications for Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship Program of Year 2015 Recognizing that climate change, clean and efficient energy and environmental protection are among the biggest challenges facing India and the United States; the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India through its Solar Energy Research Initiative, and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) are committed to tackling these issues by building capacity in these frontier areas To nurture future innovators and thought leaders in Solar Energy, the Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship Program - a dynamic and transformative program has been developed to foster contacts between students and scientists from India and the United States

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

For Student Internships: Indian citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D. as full time scholars in the field of Solar Energy, in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution (non-private)/recognized academic institute (University/College) in India; Age: Upto 32 years as on 31st December 2014 For Fellowships: Indian citizens with a PhD in Science, Engineering or Technology; applicants must provide proof of independent research work in internationally recognized academic journals Open only to applicants working in the field of Solar Energy Age: Upto 40 years as on 31st December 2014 A permanent position in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution (non-private)/recognized academic institute (University/College) in India Due preference will be given to research aimed at addressing India-centric issues related to Solar Energy Place of work The applicant should have a letter of acceptance from a reputed US scientific/technological institution where he/she would like to undertake the research work under the Fellowship/Internship. Number of Fellowships Student Internships - 07 Fellowships - 07 Note: The above numbers are tentative and can be increased, decreased or inter-changed in either category at the discretion of DST and IUSSTF

CAREER PROSPECTS

Objectives To provide an opportunity to the best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions; To promote research and capacity building in the frontline area of Solar Energy to address India-centric issues; To encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path in the field of solar energy; and 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

PAY PACKAGE

Fellowship/Internship i. Monthly Stipend ii. Return Air-fare iii. Contingency allowance Duration Internship: Minimum 3 months and upto 6 months Fellowship: Minimum 3 months and upto 12 months Application Forms Application form for Student Internship at http://www.iusstf.org/cms/newsimages/file/bhaskar/1.pdf Application form for Fellowship at http://www.iusstf.org/cms/newsimages/file/bhaskar/2.pdf The application should be submitted in the prescribed format. Application should not be more than 20 pages including CVs. Candidates are encouraged to submit the application along with supporting documents as a single MS Word/pdf document Applications in subject-field other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered Please ensure to attach the following two enclosures a) Acceptance letter from host institute in the United States b) Letter of Endorsement/No-Objection Certificate, as per the format indicated on from the Head of the parent Institution Complete application should be submitted electronically to the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) at jcerdc@indousstf.org Submission Deadline: 15th November 2014
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