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


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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


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


i. Monthly Stipend

ii. Return Air-fare

iii. Contingency allowance


Internship: Minimum 3 months and upto 6 months

Fellowship: Minimum 3 months and upto 12 months

Application Forms

Application form for Student Internship at

Application form for Fellowship at

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 [email protected]

Submission Deadline: 15th November 2014

Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy

(Dept of Science & Technology, Govt. of India), Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Fulbright House, 12, Hailey Road, New Delhi-110001, Email: [email protected],

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