Indian students scholarships | Khorana Program

Indian Students Scholarships | Khorana Program
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Indian Students Scholarships | Khorana Program


The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. 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 his work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology while a member of the UW faculty. The Khorana Program will provide opportunities to Indian students to undertake research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities in summer 2020 for a period of 10-12 weeks. A list of UW partner universities is available

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

Duration of the programme: 10 – 12 weeks
Program dates: May – July (Every year)
Scholarship includes: Stipend, Accommodations, and Airfare


  1. Candidates enrolled in B.Tech, M.Tech, or M.Sc. courses in Biotechnology (including agricultural, health and biomedical sciences) are eligible to apply. PhD students are NOT eligible to apply.
  2. The applicant should have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 8.0 or higher (Percentage equivalent: 75% and higher).
  3. Only those candidates who shall be completing their degree program on or after May 2021 are eligible to apply.
  4. Supporting documents should be provided strictly according to the check-list mentioned in point 17 of the application form.
  5. Applications should be co-submitted electronically [email protected] and on the online application system at the WINStep Forward link at Hard copies are NOT required.
  6. Candidates are encouraged to submit the application as a single Word/Pdf document along with scanned copies of latest mark sheet/transcript, No-Objection Certificate & 2 Letters of Recommendation. Handwritten & single scanned pages of application form will not be acceptable. Please DO NOT attach Class X/Class XII mark sheets.
  7. Recommendation letters can be sent along with the application form or if referees wish to give a sealed one, they may send it directly [email protected] with Applicant’s full name in the subject line. Hard copies are not required.
  8. Applications in subject-fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.

How to apply: Online

Time line: 
Opening of Notification: Month of October.
Last date for submission of application forms: Last week of November

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