Upcoming Opportunities

Upcoming Opportunities

PennState University - 1 year MS Degree Program

For: Graduate Students

International Relations Cell is delighted to inform students of IIT Kharagpur about the PennState University’s 1 year, non-thesis master of science degree program, which includes educating the students in the field of nanoscience and nanoengineering. The course is designed to train the students to meet the industry demands in the field of nano technology. Pursuing the course can also act as a added advantage while applying for PhDs.

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New Scholarships and Opportunities

For: All

Success is where preparation and opportunity meets. Office of International Relations presents before you the extensive list of opportunities in the form of various scholarships not only for undergraduates but also, those who will be done with their bachelors this year or in upcoming years, and are seeking to go abroad for their Masters or Ph.D. If you happen to be a student seeking opportunities to study abroad, then you’ll be pleased to know that international scholarships for IIT Kharagpur students are offered by many governments, organizations and universities all over the world. Below is a diverse selection of international scholarships eligible for the students of IIT Kharagpur.

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PhD Opportunities at University Clermont Auvergne

For: Postgraduate

Deadline: May. 18, 2020

University Clermont Auvergne is offering financed PhD opportunities for 3 years in many fields of science and technology. Please note that the application forms and the deadlines varies for the different fields. Click on View Notice to access the links.

Global Summer Programme 2020 (SMU)

For: Undergraduate

Deadline: Apr. 19, 2020

Join GSP to immerse yourself in Asia and its many possibilities. * Gain new insights and perspectives on trends and developments in Asia from SMU faculty * Engage industry leaders with interests in Asia through dialogues and networking sessions * Learn from peers from over 30 countries and forge intercultural friendships * Experience the vibrancy of Singapore’s business, arts and civic districts from the vantage point of SMU’s city campus * Appreciate culturally rich and diverse Singapore – a global gateway to Asia. Date: 29 June to 24 July 2020; Duration: 4 weeks; Theme: Asian Insights

DAAD-Wise Scholarship

For: All

Deadline: Nov. 01, 2019

International Relations Cell, IIT Kharagpur is happy to inform the research enthusiastic students of IIT Kharagpur about DAAD-Wise Scholarship who want to pursue their research Internship in Germany. The program targets Indian students pursuing a degree in the fields of science and engineering who wish to do a research internship at a publicly-funded German higher education institution or a research institute. Students applying for the scholarship must be in the 5th or 6th academic semester of a 4-year Bachelor’s program or in their 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th academic semester of a 5-year integrated or dual degree program (Bachelor-Master). A monthly scholarship of 750 Euros and travel subsidy of 1050 Euros will be provided to the students. The DAAD databank will be opened around September 15th for applications and closes on November 1st.

Newton Bhabha Fund - PhD Placement call

For: PhD

Deadline: Oct. 22, 2019

The British Council- India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India and Indian Higher Education Institutions are pleased to invite applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions. It is the sixth consecutive year Newton Bhabha Fund India in partnership with DST and 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.

Korea Research Fellowship (KRF)

For: PhD

Deadline: Jul. 31, 2019

This is to inform that the MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT) and NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) welcome applications from host researchers in South Korea who wish to invite prospective overseas Ph.D researchers to join the Korea Research Fellowship (KRF) program – Round 2. This program is designed to help overseas post-doc researchers produce outstanding achievements and pursue mutual growth in South Korea. Interested applicants are requested to file an application in accordance with the relevant procedures. *Fields of research: All fields in science and technology *Eligibility of KRF Candidates: Overseas post-doc researchers or Korean national post-doc researchers currently residing overseas within past five years as of August 31, 2019. *Duration of the fellowship: 3 to 5 years *Details of Support: The personnel costs, living expenses, etc for fellow upto KRW 70 million per annum. *Application Submission Period: July 10th (Wed)2019~July 31st (Wed)2019 by 18:00 KST *Recruitment announcement period: June 14th (Fri)2019~July 31st (Wed)2019 by 18:00 KST. *Approval from their host institutions on ERND: by 1st August, 2019(Thurs)18:00 KST. Interested applicants are requested to file an application in accordance with the relevant procedures. KRF 2019 Second round announcement and program guidelines are attached herewith for further detailed information.

Raman Charpak Fellowship 2019

For: PhD

Deadline: Jul. 15, 2019

The Raman-Charpak Fellowship is a flagship programme for Indo-French researchers mobility implemented by the Indo-French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR/CEFIPRA) and is jointly funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the French Institute in India (IFI), French Embassy in India, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Government of France. It aims at fostering mobility of highly qualified Indian & French PhD and French Master’s students between the two countries for a duration of 2 to 6 months in aorder to broaden the scope and depth of future engagements in Science, Technology and Innovation.

CEU's scholarship/internship programs

For: Undergraduate

Deadline: May. 01, 2019

Central European University (CEU) has opened the following three programs: · Future of Big Data: Scholarships/internships with a London boutique hedge fund. · Morgan Stanley: Scholarships/internships with Morgan Stanley’s Budapest office. · Women in Technology: Scholarships with one-on-one mentoring by faculty and women executives at BlackRock and other industry partners. Applicants must have a quant background i.e. economics, statistics, science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, engineering etc.

Nagaoka Summer School for Young Engineers

For: Undergraduate

Deadline: Apr. 05, 2019

Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) is currently inviting students from overseas universities to apply for the Nagaoka Summer School for Young Engineers (NASSYE) in 2019. This program is open to students in the third year of university undergraduate program. The programs offers students the opportunity to participate in research on the topics set by the laboratories at NUT, as well as cultural exchange.


For: Postgraduate

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019

The CLEOPATRA project (a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network) started on 1 January 2019. It offers a unique interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research and training programme, which will explore how we can begin to analyse and understand how the major events that influence and shape our lives and societies play out online. The CLEOPATRA ITN will hire 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the areas of the Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing, Human Computer Interaction, Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. ESRs will be appointed starting from 1st July 2019 across the consortium. The applicants can come from any country in the world, and need to be in the first 4 years after the completion of the masters degree. The deadlines of each project varies, with the earliest deadline being 15 Feb, 2019.

MEXT Scholarship

For: UG & PG

Deadline: Feb. 01, 2019

MEXT scholarship, provided by the University of Tokyo is a government scholarship fully funded by Japan allowing international students to study in fully funded Japanese universities. The scholarship is for the international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate and Postgraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program. Application deadline is around the END OF JANUARY. Online interview will be on Feb 18 or 19, at the India Office of the University of Tokyo, New Delhi. NOTE: The highest priority will be given to applicants with Indian nationality. MEXT scholarship offers seven categories of scholarship.

New Projects out in FTP Portal!

For: UG, PG & RS

Deadline: Jan. 21, 2019

It has been a while since we set out on an endeavour to make KGP go International, and as a testimony of our commitment, it gives us immense pleasure to share the details of the latest research collaborations for Foreign Training which will be available in IR Cell’s FT Portal starting from today. Funded projects are available from the renowned universities like NTU Singapore, Technische Universität München, University of Warwick, and the research labs like the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, all of which are interested to hire UG, PG and RS students. It is our belief that such opportunities can bring a drastic scale-up in the research profiles of any level and hence students are advised to actively apply in large numbers in choices of their fields. In the best interest of the applicants, FT Portal has now been updated with an “Edit Your Profile” option, wherein all applicants need to upload their latest, CVs, SOPs and transcripts to continue to be eligible for the application process.

FT collaboration with University of Warwick

For: UG, PG & PhD

Deadline: Jan. 17, 2019

With this year coming to an end, we want to end this year on a high note, bringing in a few more exciting foreign internship opportunities. We are glad to announce fully funded foreign training collaboration with University of Warwick, United Kingdom! The Collaboration involves a Foreign Internship during the summers for 8 weeks for Undergraduate students and 11 weeks for Postgraduate students under one supervisor each from Warwick Manufacturing Group and IIT Kharagpur, after which the students can complete their projects under the home supervisor. Projects under this collaboration can be found on IR Cell's FT portal, deadlines for same being 4th January '19. The student community is encouraged to put forward their applications for this one of a kind opportunity.

IITKGPF International Internship Award

For: UG & PG

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019

IITKGPF International Internship Award is meant to support meritorious students availing for high-quality international research and professional internships. Nature of support: The value of each award is between $3000-$5000 and is administrated directly by IITKGPF. If extra support is necessary the awardee is responsible for arranging it. Selection Criteria- The Quality of the Host institution/company, the Quality of the proposed research/professional internship and the academic standing of the applicant. Application procedure: Log in to the Foreign training portal (https://ircell.iitkgp.ac.in/ftp/portal/)

NTU India Connect Program

For: UG, PG

Deadline: Jan. 01, 2019

NTU-India Connect Research Internship Programme In Singapore This is a university-wide short-term research programme lasting for 2 to 6 months. It is initiated to enable undergraduate and graduate students from Indian Universities and Institutes of higher learning to pursue research at NTU. Participants of this programme will work under the supervision of NTU faculty, develop a strong research interest and expertise in a given research field, experience multicultural living, gain a network of friends and a better understanding of Singapore. Eligible students may be given an allowance, and are expected to fulfil a minimum of 8 weeks research attachment comprising research project work at NTU. Interested students are requested to please go through the requirements document uploaded below and submit their recommendation forms to the OIR before Dec 26, 2018 to ensure their timely processing. Also, please note that people whose internship are MANDATORY can only apply.

INDO-CANADIAN Institute Program

For: PG

Deadline: Dec. 27, 2018

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute announces the following programmes for the year 2018-19: 1. Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG) 2. Shastri Mobility Programme (SMP) 3. Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF) 4. Shastri Programme Development Grant (SPDG) 5. Shastri Publication Grant (SPG) 6. Shastri Membership Development Grant (SMDG) 7. Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN)/Faculty-In-Residence Programme (FIR) (Open for Non-members also) 8. Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) 9. Shastri Student Internship Project (SSIP) 10. SICI Membership Development Fund (SMDF) Applications from all domains of studies like Social Sciences and Humanities, Arts, Commerce & Management and STEM subjects are accepted. However, applications are encouraged in the focus areas of SICI and *priority areas of MHRD, Govt. of India i.e. Food Security and Sustainable Development, Energy, Environmental Science and Climate Change, Agricultural Science & Technology, Health Care Sciences, Nursing, Marine Sciences and Ocean Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Sustainable Habitat, Nano-technology Hardware, Water Resources & River Systems, Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Security & Defense, Gender, Bi-lateral Trade and Investment, Securing Future of Children and Youth, Higher Education, Teacher Education and Training. Please note that for purposes of all SICI granting programs, ‘research’ shall be deemed to include creative activity conducted within the structures and programs of a member institution. In case of any query or difficulty in submission of applications at Grant Management System (GMS), scholars can contact the following officials: - For Programmes - SICRG, SMP, SRSF,SPDG, SPG, SMDG (No.1-6) - Ms. Reshma Rana Verma at siciapplications@sici.org.in - For FIR/GIAN (No. 7) - Ms. Anju Taneja at anjut@sici.org.in - For SSTSG, SSIP and SMDF (No. 8-10) - Ms. Mahmuda Aldeen at maldeen@ucalgary.ca. Application for SSIP and SMDF are accepted directly through email at maldeen@ucalgary.ca and not through GMS.

New Projects out for FTP 2018-19

For: UG

Deadline: Nov. 08, 2018

1.Using bioinformatic skill to analyze sequencing data.| Cornell University 2.HKUST-MIT Smart EeB project | Hong-Kong University of Science and Technology 3. Capillary-based Microfluidic Elastofiltration (MEF) project | Hong-Kong University of Science and Technology 4. Development of electronic skin | Tufts University 5.Biorefinery of lignocellulosic residues from the agri-food industry | Universidad de Cordoba 6. Smart City | Yuan Ze University 7. Acoustic Signal Processing | Yuan Ze University 8. Crowd AI | Yuan Ze University 9.Implementation of Numerical Routines for a Level Set Method based Simulation Pipeline|Yachay Tech University 10. Visual Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning | Central Washington University 11. Software development: MobSink| Instituto Federal da Bahia - Campus Valença 12.Analog and mixed-signal accelerators for machine learning, CMOS Vision sensors- design |Tufts University

Charpak Scholarship

For: UG, PG

Deadline: Nov. 05, 2018

This scholarship is designed for exchange students from all the streams and fields of study, enrolled in an Indian institution, for a period of one to four months (duration of an academic semester) at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level. The Charpak Exchange Program offers Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien) with the following benefits to scholarship awardees based on merit: : - Living allowance of 615 euros - Medical insurance coverage (approx. 300 euros / academic year) - Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx.) - Assistance to find affordable student accommodation.

SFU - IIT Research Collaboration

For: Senior Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Deadline: Oct. 26, 2018

Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Mitacs have partnered to support research collaborations between SFU and the IITs. Together they will provide 10 awards annually for IIT senior undergraduate and graduate students across India to conduct research at SFU. Awards are valued at $6,000 CAD per student and help to support travel, accommodation, and living expenses over a 12-week research project at SFU. An additional $2,000 top-up from SFU is available for students participating in research placements with SFU’s Faculty of Applied Science ($8,000 CAD total award value). Selected IIT students may begin their exchange at SFU as early as May 2019.

NCCU Elite Scholarship Program

For: PG, PhD

Deadline: Oct. 23, 2018

NCCU currently offers six Master’s and Doctoral degree for international students. These include International Master’s; Doctoral Programs in Asia-Pacific Studies, Communication, Economics, International Affairs and Business (IDAS, IMAS, IMICS, IMES, IMPIS, and IMBA). Information for International Degree Students for Spring 2019 admissions will be available at the NCCU website from September 7, 2018. Applications will be accepted from September 27, 2018 to October 22, 2018. The NCCU Elite Scholarship Program provides a full tuition waiver and a monthly living stipend for two years (Master’s program) or three years (Doctoral program), ensuring that international students can focus all their attention and energy on their studies. Applicants must meet the following criteria: ※ Currently serving as lecturer at a public or private college/university in Southeast or South Asia. ※ Holding a passport from one of the following countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, or Bhutan.

CISCO USA Internship Program

For: BTech 3rd year and MTech 1st year students

Deadline: Oct. 22, 2018

Cisco USA has a 1 year all expenses paid internship for international students, where they work in real labs on real projects in San Jose, California, while delaying their graduation by 1 year. Several students have been through this program, and most of them also got job offers from Cisco, upon completion of their BTech or MTech. Note: This opportunity will require students to take a 1 year gap from their academics. Reference: https://myciip.com/signup/

Choose France Tour

For: All

Deadline: Oct. 04, 2018

"Choose France Tour" event is to be held in four Indian cities from September 27th to October 3rd, 2018 organized by French Institute in India and Campus France. If you wish to participate in one or several dates of the Choose France Tour, please fill in the online registration form. Entry to the event is strictly through registration, kindly register if you have not registered yet. (*Registrations are free for Indian Institutions. Accommodation + Travel has to be borne by the participants). More information regarding the event are attached below.