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Last date to apply

31 October 2019

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About Khorana Scholarship 2020

Khorana Scholarship has been launched to provide an opportunity to the brightest students of India to undertake research at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities in Summer 2020 for a period of 10 -12 weeks. The prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars is supported by The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward. 

The objectives of the program are

  • 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
  • The program will begin on May 2020 and end in July 2020.

Khorana Scholarship Program Dates

Events Dates
Application ends 31 October 2019
Result and announcement of the selection list Mid-March 2020
Program Begins May 2020
Program Ends July 2020


The Result will be announced in Mid March 2020 and successful applicants have to identify their own U.S. host based on matching research interests. 

Khorana Scholarship Includes

  • Monthly Stipend
  • Air-fare (To be facilitated by IUSSTF Travel desk)
  • Health insurance

The Scholar would need to cover Accommodation costs, Visa Fees, and Tuition/Bench Fees on his/her own. The host institution (or the faculty host) may help cover the costs of housing for the duration of the fellowship and/or waive (or cover) any tuition or bench fees.

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Khorana Scholarship 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age B.Tech, M.Tech or M.Sc. Biotechnology and allied areas
  • Candidate should be currently pursuing B.Tech., M.Tech., B.Sc, MSc., B.E., M.E., M.S., Integrated B.S-M.S., B.V.Sc., M.V.Sc., B. Pharm., M. Pharm., MBBS., and Master in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) at recognized institutions of higher education in India in Biotechnology and allied areas (including agricultural, food, health,  biomedical sciences and interdisciplinary areas like Computational Sciences, Big Data, Machine Learning etc.
  • Final Year students and PhD students are not eligible.
  • The applicant should have
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 8.0 or higher
    • Percentage equivalent: 80% and higher.
    • Minimum 65% and higher if the applicant is an MBBS student.
  • Candidates who shall be completing their degree program on or after May 2021 are eligible to apply

Not Eligible to apply for Khorana Scholarship

  • PhD students are NOT eligible to apply
  • Final year students are not eligible
  • Applications in the subject - fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.

Khorana Scholarship 2020 Application form and Process

Candidates can make the online application for the Khorana Program for Scholars 2020, using the application portal. Applications in subject-fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered

Click here to Apply Online for Khorana Scholarship Program

Documents to be attached with the Khorana Scholarship Application Form

  • Two recommendation letters from Referees.
  • Scanned copies of latest mark sheets and transcripts
  • No Objection Certificate
  • DO NOT attach Class X/Class XII mark sheets.

Submission of Application Form

The duly filled in online Application Form need to be sent along with all the important enclosures to scholar@indousstf.org

  • Handwritten & single scanned pages of the application form & supporting documents will not be accepted.
  • DO NOT attach the mark sheets of Class 10 and Class 12
  • If you do not have a passport and have applied for it, mention “Applied For” in the passport details section of the Application form

Khorana Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • Academic background and credentials
  • Research interests, possible project ideas and career goals
  • Research experience, technical background, other internships, courses, lab work
  • Proposed project idea(s)
  • Need to conduct research in the U.S.
  • Publications, Poster presentations (if any).

Khorana Scholarship 2020 Contact Details

Phone: 91-11- 42691713, 42691700, 42691708
Fax: 91-11-23321552

Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
Fulbright House 12, Hailey Road New Delhi – 110001

Email: scholar@indousstf.org

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