Indo-U.S. Genome Engineering/Editing Initiative (GETin) Overseas Fellowship

The department started this Fellowship Program for steering collaborative research projects between Indian institutes and premier U.S. Universities for students and young faculty in areas of Genome Engineering/ Editing Technology. The program is being managed by Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF). The objective of program is to provide opportunity to Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading US institutions, capacity building in the frontline area of Genome Engineering/Editing Technologies and building long-term R&D linkages and collaborations with US institutions/ researchers. Indian students currently pursuing a Ph.D. on a full-time basis in various forefront disciplines of Biotechnology are eligible for Student Internships for 6 months. Indian citizens having Ph.D. in Life Science, Biotechnology, Engineering or Technology holding a regular position in public funded R&D Lab/ S&T Institution / recognized Universities/ Colleges in India are eligible for Overseas Fellowships for 5 weeks to 12 months. U.S. Faculty or Foreign Post Docs presently working in U.S. (for at least two years) in a field having an interface with Genome Engineering /Editing Technologies are eligible for Visiting Fellowships for a period of 2 to 3 months to undertake collaborative research in Indian Lab. The department has provision to provide support to 5 individuals in each category. During the year 2017-18, 5 Indian students and 5 Scientists have successfully completed the fellowships and during the current year, 5 Student Internships, 5 Overseas Fellowships and 3 Visiting Fellowships have been awarded.

Concerned Officer for more information

Programme Head Dr. Suchita Ninawe, Scientist `G’, Adviser, DBT
Email sninawe[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone No. 011-24363722
Programme Coordinator Dr. Dhananjay Tiwari, Scientist `E’, DBT