Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship program 2017

Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship 2018

Last date to apply

10 November 2018

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About WARI Fellowship

Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program is launched by IUSST Forum to provide an opportunity to the brightest students and scientists in India to gain exposure and access to world-class research facilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute. The application for WARI Fellowship Program 2018 can be submitted till 10 November 2018. The Other objectives of the Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program are:

  • Promotion of Research and Capacity Building in the area of water.
  • Encouragement and motivation of outstanding students to take up research as a career.
  • Pave the way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.
  • India & USA have partnered to nurture cooperation between students and scientists from USA and India after recognising that Water is of fundamental importance for human development, the environment and the economy.

Program Partners for WARI Fellowship

  • Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Government of India
  • Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
  • Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI)

Number of Fellowships & Internships

  • Student Internships: 5
    • Duration: Minimum 3 months and up to 6 months
  • Fellowships: 5
    • Duration: Minimum 3 months and up to 12 months

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WARI Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region All India 
Class/ Age Ph.D Students & Scientists


  • For Student Internships: Up to 32 years as on 31 December 2018
  • For Fellowships: Up to 40 years as on 31 December 2018


  • For Student Internships: Currently pursuing a PhD in Water Science and Engineering at a recognised institution of higher education and learning in India.
  • For Fellowships:
    • Having PhD in Water Science and Engineering
    • Should be able of doing independent research work and have published in internationally recognised academic journals.
    • It is also open to applicants working in the fields of Water resources, water chemistry and environmental engineering.
    • Employment: Candidates can be an employee of a public funded R&D Lab/ S&T Institution (non-private)/ recognised Universities/Colleges in India.

WARI Fellowship Reward

 Internship includes 

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

Fellowship includes:

  • Air-fare (To be facilitated by IUSSTF Travel desk)
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Contingency allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Partial Housing allowance
  • Conference allowance

WARI Fellowship Application form and Process

Eligible candidates can fill the application form through online mode on the official website before the last date i.e. 10 November 2018. Candidates are advised to submit the application along with documents as a single word/pdf document. 

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  • Handwritten & single scanned pages of application form & supporting documents will not be accepted.
  • Applications in subject-fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.

Enclosures to be attached with the Application Form

  • Two recommendation letters from Referees.
  • No-Objection Certificate

IUSSTF Water Advanced Research & Innovation Fellowship

WARI Fellowship Contact Details

Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
New Delhi 
Phone: +91-11-42691700
E-mail: water.fellowship@indousstf.org
Web: www.iusstf.org

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