Applications Open for Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 31 August 2017

The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India through its Solar Energy Research Initiative, and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) are seeking applications for its Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship Program in order to nurture future innovators and thought leaders in Solar Energy.


  • To provide an opportunity to the best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions
  • To promote research and capacity building in the frontline area of Solar Energy to address India-centric issues
  • To encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path in the field of solar energy
  • To 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


  • Monthly Stipend
  • Return Air-fare
  • Contingency allowance

Eligibility Criteria

  • For Student Internships
    • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D. as full time scholars in the field of Solar Energy, in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution (non-private)/recognized academic institute (University/College) in India;
    • Age: Upto 32 years as on 31 December 2017
  • For Fellowships
    • Indian citizens with a Ph.D. in Science, Engineering or Technology
    • Applicants must provide proof of independent research work in internationally recognized academic journals.
    • Open only to applicants working in the field of Solar Energy
    • Age: Upto 40 years as on 31 December 2016
    • A permanent position in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution (non-private)/recognized academic institute (University/College) in India.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: India

For more information, please visit Solar Energy Fellowship Program.

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