DBT’s Khorana fellowship open for budding Indian researchers

The fellowship named after Dr Har Gobind Khorana empowers the young research scholars to undertake research in American institutes. The Department of Biotechnology has given a call for the Khorana Program 2016-17 for scholars which is open upto 30th November

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New Delhi: The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), government of India, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum(IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward are partnering to support the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars named in honor of Dr Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for this work at the interface of chemistry and biology while a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madoson faculty.

The Khorana Program will provide opportunities to Indian students to undertake research at leading US universities over Summer 2017 for a period of 1012 weeks. The details about the programme can be found here. While the call is open at the moment, the application deadline is November, 30, 2016.

Pre-final year B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc., M.B.B.S, and B. Pharm students currently enrolled in recognized institutions of higher education in India in the areas of biotechnology (including agricultural, health, fundamental biological and biomedical sciences) can apply. Students pursuing PhD are not eligible for this programme.

 The Khorana Program is envisaged to:

  • Provide encouragement to young scholars to undertake R&D
  • Enable students to carry out research at a premier University in the United States
  • Transform research into societal benefits
  • Build a seamless scientific community between India and the United States