The Department of Science and Technology announces results for the 1st batch of Vaibhav Fellowship in presence of Union S & T minister and Secretary of the department.
Hon’ble Prime Minister inaugurated VaishvikBharatiyaVaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit in October 2020 to connect Indian STEM diaspora with Indian Institutions through a monthlong dialogue. Further, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India announced the first cycle of first call of VAIBHAV Fellowships on 15th June 2023 which get closed on 31 July 2023 in various areas of research.
The Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) is implementing the Vaishvik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Fellowship Program, which has received 302 applications from experts. The Apex Committee reviewed these recommendations, and 22 VAIBHAV Fellows and 2 Distinguished VAIBHAV Fellows were recommended. The fellowships can collaborate with Indian institutions and may spend up to two months in a year for a maximum 3 years.
Union minister of DST said “I would like to quote the memorable words of the Prime Minister at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event in 2017, he said that 'Hamara toh khoon ka rishta hai, passport ka nahi,' and that one phrase, I think, captures the entire complexity of a relationship that we have today with over 34 million People of Indian Origin and Non-Resident Indians abroad and that is what brings us here.
The Distinguished VAIBHAV Fellow will collaborate with Indian academic institutions for a minimum of one week and up to two months per year for a maximum of three years. They will network with Indian institutions, create a collaborative network of research programs aligned with India's priorities, and exchange practices between the two countries, as well as strive to address areas of concern in joint research.