Building Energy Efficiency Higher and Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowships

Recognizing that climate change, clean and efficient energy and environmental protection 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, this dynamic visitation program between Indian and US institutions and premier universities has been developed. The 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. The Program provides opportunity to best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in US academia and labs. It paves 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. 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 are eligible to apply. Age limit is up to 32 years. For BHAVAN Fellowships, Indian citizens having Ph.D./ M.Tech./ M.Arch. with considerable research background and experience in the specific area of Building Energy Efficiency can apply. Applicants must be pursuing independent research on extra-mural / industry-supported research projects and should have published in high-impact academic journals. Age limit is up to 40 years. Internship is provided for 3- 6 months while Fellowships for 3 - 12 months. Fellowship/Internship includes Monthly Stipend, Return Air fare, Contingency Allowance, Health Insurance etc.

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

Area:All Science Disciplines, Engineering Sciences, Other Areas

Purpose: Capacity Building, Research