What's New VAIBHAV Fellowships

VAIBHAV Fellowships

Embassy of India




On the National Science Day, Government of India launched a new fellowship scheme “VAIBHAV Fellowships” for Indian diaspora in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

2. The VAIBHAV fellowship scheme is aimed at engaging Diaspora scientists to facilitate academic and research collaboration between Indian institutions and the best institutions in the world. The scheme is designed to engage Diaspora for improvement of research ecosystem in India. It is open to NRIs/PIOs/OCI working abroad offering them adjunct/visiting faculty positions in Indian institutions/Universities.

3. The Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit was organised in October 2020 as a global summit of Overseas and Resident Indian scientists and academicians. The Summit witnessed participation of about 22,500 academicians and scientists from India and overseas. The summit also identified 18 verticals and 80 horizontals under a comprehensive roadmap to leverage the expertise and knowledge of global Indian researchers for addressing emerging challenges for universal development.

4. The CSIR has also launched a portal Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark (PRABHASS) to help with exchange of ideas and exploring collaborations.

5. The VAIBHAV fellowships have also been announced in line with the above-mentioned objectives, and as a follow up to the VAIBHAV Summit. The scheme details can be accessed at https://dst.gov.in/news/vaibhav-fellowships.