Vaibhav Fellowship

◆ About Fellowship:-
Vaibhav Fellowship is started by The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

◆ Fellowship Amount / Benefits :-
Fellowship grants @ USD 5,000 per month, accommodation and contingencies allowances.

◆ Last Date:– 31st July 2023

◆ Fellowship Period :- Up to Three Years
Vaibhav Fellowship Research areas:-

  1. Quantum Technologies: Quantum Communication; Quantum Computing; Quantum Sensing and Metrology; Quantum Materials and Devices
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Foundation of AI/ML; AI/ML and Signals; AI for Social Good; AI and Robotics
  3. Computational Sciences: High Performance Computing Architectures; Computational Atmospheric Sciences; Cyber Physical Systems
  4. Data Sciences: Data Science Project Management; Data Science Infrastructure, Deployment and Hosting; Data Privacy and Security; Data Science Education; Data Science Applications
  5. Photonics: Photonic Devices; Optical Imaging and Bio-photonics; Photonic Materials and Sources; Nano-photonics; Integrated Photonics and Communication
  6. Energy: Future Electricity Systems; Sustainable Mobility Technologies; Advanced Fossil Technologies; Sustainable Future Fuels
  7. Electronics and Semiconductor Technologies: Semiconductor Materials and Process Technologies; Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology; Electronic Circuits and System Design
  8. Communication Technologies: Cellular Evolution 5G and Beyond (THz Comm); Communication Technologies for IoT/CPS; High Speed Optical Communication – backbone networks; Cognitive Technologies for Futuristic Communication
  9. Aerospace Technologies: Aerospace Systems and Design; Propulsion Technologies; Flight Structure and Integrity; Modeling and Simulations; Unmanned Aerial Systems and Countermeasures Page 4 of 6
  10. Materials and Processing Technologies: Structural Materials; Materials Recycling & Purification; Advanced & Functional Materials; Catalytic Materials & Processes; Computational Materials Science
  11. Earth Sciences: Atmospheric Science; Polar Science; Ocean Science/Technology; Geo Science/Technology
  12. Environmental Sciences: Air Quality Management; Water Quality Management; Soil and Waste Management; Carbon Sequestration and Biodiversity Conservation; Climate Change
  13. Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: Smart Manufacturing, IoT, Digital Manufacturing; Additive Manufacturing; Precision/Micro-nano Manufacturing/Surface Engineering; Industrial Machines, Robotics/Automation; Speciality Products Manufacturing
  14. Health, Medical Sciences and Biomedical Devices: Advanced Technologies in Health Care; Precision Health; Holistic Health; Remote and Rural Health – Reaching the unreached
  15. Pharmaceuticals and Bio-Technology: Biotherapeutics and Biosimilars; Industrial Biotechnology; Infectious Diseases/ Disease biology; Drug Discovery, Repurposing and Drug delivery
  16. Agricultural Sciences: Precision Agriculture; Sustainable and Climate Smart Agriculture; Food Safety and Nutritional Security; Climate Resilient Livestock, Veterinary Therapeutics and Zoonoses control, Nanotechnology in sustainable agriculture and metabolic biology, Modern Fisheries and Aquaculture and seed production, Genome editing, Robotics, farm automation, Digital Agriculture
  17. Social Sciences for SDGs: Behavioural Community Approaches & its impact on Societal Development; Societal aspect of Technology Development with cause; Socio-Economic aspect of Development
  18. Management: Fostering academic collaborations; Mechanisms to increase R&D outputs from Indian institutions; Business innovation; Entrepreneurship for growth; Management of New-Age (Knowledge) Organizations; Making India R&D center of the world / Making India Center of Practice-Oriented

  • ◆ Eligibility Criteria:-
    1) Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), currently working abroad completed their Ph.D/M.D/M.S/M.Tech degree from a recognized University & Engaged in active research can apply for Vaibhav Fellowship.
    2) Only Person Working/worked in Institute/University of top-200 QS World University Ranking (subjectwise) (in regular/tenure employment) for at least 5 years or more. OR Working in Industry or Research Laboratories of repute in abroad for at least 5 years or more (but should not be PhD or Post-doctoral fellow) can apply for this fellowship.
  • ◆ Documents Required:-
    1) Statement of Purpose
    2) Bio-data of Applicant in prescribed format
    3) List of recent publications of applicant (last three years) with impact factors
    4) Academic Qualification – Copy of certificate for highest degree
    5) Experience Certificate
    6) Undertaking by the applicant in prescribed format
    7) No-objection certificate from the parent institute
    8) Consent letter from Host Institute in India
    9) CV of the host scientist /faculty
    10) Copy of Valid Passport
    11) List of recent publications of the host scientist/faculty (last three years) with impact factors

◆ Application Procedure :-
The applicant can download the proposal formats from websites / and should submit completed application form and all relevant information through e-PMS portal of the DST. Applications would be received in on-line mode only. Physical or e-mail applications will not be considered.

◆ To Download Scholarship Application Format Link below link:-
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◆ Link To Download Scholarship Notification :-
◆ Link for Online Application:-

◆ Contact Details:-
Mr. Vinod Kumar Sharma
Under Secretary , VAIBHAV Cell, International Cooperation Division, Technology Bhawan, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and technology New Delhi-110016
Phone- 011-29512324
Dr. Charu Agarwal