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Khorana Program for Scholars 2018 - 10 weeks in USA

Last date to apply

30 November 2017

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About Khorana Program

Khorana Program for Scholars 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 2018 for a period of 10 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. Final Year students and PhD students are not eligible.

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 in May 2018 and end in July 2018.

Khorana Scholars Program Dates


Events Dates
Application ends 30 November 2017
Program Begins May 2018
Program Ends July 2018

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Khorana Program 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 or M.Sc. Biotechnology and allied areas
  • The applicant should have:
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 8.0 or higher
    • Percentage equivalent: 80% and higher.
  • Candidates who shall be completing their degree program on or after May 2018 are eligible to apply

Not Eligible to apply

  • PhD students are NOT eligible to apply
  • Final year students are not eligible

Khorana Program Reward

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

Khorana Program Application form and Process

Candidates can make the online application for Khorana Program for Scholars 2018, using the application portal.Applications in subject-fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered

Click here to Apply Online

Documents to be attached with Application Form

  • Two recommendation letters from Referees.
  • Scanned copies of latest mark sheets and transcripts

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 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 Program Contact Details

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

Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
Fulbright House 12, Hailey Road New Delhi – 110001

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