Applications invited under Khorana Scholars Program foreign grant from MBBS, Life sciences students.

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The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, Indo-U.S. 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 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities in Summer 2020 for a period of 10-12 weeks.

The 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.

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Pre-final year students enrolled in B.Tech., M.Tech., B.Sc, MSc., B.E., M.E., M.S., Integrated B.S-M.S., B.V.Sc., M.V.Sc., B. Pharm., M. Pharm., MBBS., and Master in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) at recognized institutions of higher education in India in Biotechnology and allied areas (including agricultural, food, health,  biomedical sciences and interdisciplinary areas like Computational Sciences, Big Data, Machine Learning etc.) completing their degrees on or after May 2021 are eligible to apply. 

Selected applicants will be provided Scholarship that will include stipend , airfare and insurance.

Last date to apply for the program is 31st October, 2019 and program will commence in the months of May - July 2020.

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Avinash Kumar Anand

For a MBBS student like me it would be greatest pleasure of my life to represent my country & this research program definitely enable us to veer into the the world of research in a rational manner & will augment the clinical aspects of our curriculum and at the same time it would be beneficial to all medicos when I share my experience through research article.



For a medical undergraduate like me, the need for authenticate medical research to supplement our clinical knowledge is profound. This platform will surely enable us to veer into the world of research in a systematic manner and will augment the technical as well as the clinical aspects of our curriculum.


Steffi Lewis

Ive done 2 researches so far at my college, and it would be a privilege to do it at UW. This is a very good opportunity to broaden our knowledge, experience what and how things are different from that in India and bring back home new ideas and inovations.


Lubna Fatima

It would be the greatest pleasure of my life if i'll be the part of this research program. As I am a BSc biotechnology student from Era University, Lucknow. This will be very helpful for my studies as I want to go for Higher educations in the Field of research. Thank you! -Lubna Fatima BSc biotech Era University Lucknow


Manvi Rai

Want to experience someting new and interesting in biotechnology field


Manvi Rai

Want to experience someting new and interesting in biotechnology field



I would like to know more about it.