Funded by alumnus Shrigopal Rajgarhia (BTech/ChE/1968), the SGR International
Program works to enhance IIT Kharagpur's international engagement through five different schemes.
Call for Proposals/Applications:
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Please contact Office of International Relations for further details.
The scheme provides financial assistance for presenting a research paper or chairing a session or delivering a keynote address in an international scientific event. In addition, support is also provided to young scientists(age limit 35 years as on the date of the conference) for attending training programmes and short term schools/workshops/courses.
The Department of Biotechnology has partnered with Wellcome Trust (WT), which is a London-based “independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health because good health makes life better”. This partnership is aimed at promoting biomedical research in India through funding and engagement. The DBT and the WT, each have committed GBP 8 million per year, for a period of ten years.
GIAN: The ‘Global Initiative of Academic Networks’ aims at bringing International Experts for teaching one or two week-long short courses. All expenses are paid by the Institute and an honorarium is also paid.All details of the GIAN scheme is available here
The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the United States of America in March 2000, is an autonomous, not for profit society that promotes and catalyzes Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry.
UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) started in April 2006 to enhance educational links between India and the UK. It has been recognized as a key multi-stakeholder programme that has strengthened the educational relations between the two countries and been successful in covering all segments of the education sector.
The British Council- India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India and Indian Higher Education Institutions invite applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions. DBT is offering opportunity for the UK and Indian PhD scholars to spend a period of their study (2 to 4 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions taking place between March 2020 to December 2020.
Key Dates for 2020 applications:
For more information click here.
The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. For more information refer to link.
The scheme is open to overseas scientist/ faculty/ R&D professional including Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
They should be an active researcher working with overseas academic / research / industrial organizations with a proven track record of research and development.
The objective is to tap into the expertise of global experts (scientists, technologists, faculty members etc.) in highly competitive areas of research and development by offering them adjunct / visiting faculty positions in Indian Institutions / Universities for a specific period of time and to facilitate institutional collaboration through faculty exchange.
Under this scheme, the Faculty will work for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 3 months a year in an institution in India. It is expected that the Indian Host Institution may engage him/her for a longer duration even after the completion of the assignment. The adjunct position will be offered initially for a period of 1 year and can be renewed every year.
The VAJRA Faculty will be provided a lump-sum amount of US $ 15000 in the first month of engagement in a year and US $ 10000 pm in the other two months to cover their travel and honorarium. While no separate support is provided for e.g. accommodation, medical / personal insurance etc. the host institute may consider providing additional support. The payment to the faculty will be made in Indian Rupees.
All details of the VAJRA scheme is available here
For Application, click here