Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowships 2017


The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) announces the Fellowship 2017


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About Fellowship

Recognizing that clean and efficient energy are among the biggest challenges facing India and the United States and to address the need for human resource development and capacity building in the frontier area of Building Energy Efficiency; the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have developed a dynamic visitation program between Indian and US institutions and premier US Universities


The BHAVAN Fellowships are envisaged to create a sustainable and vibrant linkage between the two nations, as well as build long term Indo-American science and technology relationships



Basic objective of this Program is: (1) to provide an opportunity to Indian students to experience world-class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions; (2) encourage and motivate students to take up research as a career; (3) pave the way for the next generation of pioneers and innovators in science and technology



For Student Internships: Indian citizens currently pursuing a PhD or M. Tech/ M. Arch in the field of Building Energy Efficiency or in engineering/science/technology/architecture with a major area of research related to Building Energy Efficiency at a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India


Age Limit: Up to 32 years as on 31st December 2017


Only M. Tech/ M. Arch Students passing out on or after April 2019 are eligible to apply for the internship


For Fellowships: Indian citizens having PhD/M. Tech. /M. Arch in Science, Engineering or Technology in the specific area of Building Energy Efficiency; applicants must be able of doing independent research work and have published in internationally recognized academic journals. Open to applicants working in the field of Building Energy Efficiency


Age Limit: Up to 40 years as on 31st December 2017


Fellowship /Internship Includes:

Monthly Stipend

Return Airfare

Contingency Allowance

Health Insurance


Tenure/ Duration

Internship: Minimum 3 months and up to 6 months


Fellowships: Minimum 3 months and up to 12 months


Place of work

The applicant should have a letter of acceptance from a reputed U.S. scientific/technological institution/laboratory where he/she would undertake the research work under the Fellowship/ Internship



Applicants may download the application form for student internship at The completed application form along with relevant enclosures should be submitted electronically to [email protected]


Hand written application forms and jpeg images of supporting documents will not be acceptable. Kindly note that incomplete applications will not be considered


Applications in subject-fields other than Building Energy Efficiency will not be considered


The applicants parent institute has to protect the interests of the applicant selected for Internship/ Fellowship w.r.t. his/her service, if any, and IUSSTF will not bear any expenses towards leave salary, Provident fund contribution, pensionary benefits, etc., for the period of stay in the United States


In case of any assistance, please write at [email protected]


Important Dates


Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 31st August 2017


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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