Press Releases VAIBHAV Fellowship Call-2023.

VAIBHAV Fellowship Call-2023.

High Commission of India


The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, announces VAIBHAV Fellowship Call-2023. Applicants of Indian Diaspora (NRI/OCI/PIO) may apply. Closing date is 31 July 2023.

The VAIBHAV fellow will identify an Indian Institution for collaboration and may spend up to two months in a year for maximum three years.

Emoluments for the Fellowship:

  • Fellowship in INR 4 Lakh roughly (equivalent to USD 5000 per month), for minimum 01 month and maximum up to 02 months per year for a period of maximum 03 years.
  • International Travel from place of work in parent institute to place of work in India in business class once a year
  • Fully furnished Accommodation in guest house or hotel up to Rs.7500/- per day 
  • Contingency Rs.1,00,000 per year for research expenditure in India
  • Domestic Travel (economy class) for academic purposes up to two Indian academic/scientific institutes in a year.

For Application and Guidelines, Please click the link below:

Government of India earlier organized Vaishvik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit to connect Indian Diaspora in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine(STEMM) with Indian Institutions. It was attended by 25,000 Indian STEMM diaspora from more than 70 countries, 230 panel discussions were held on 18 verticals of research areas, 80 horizontals in sub research areas.

To take a step further, VAIBHAV Fellowship Call-2023 was announced. The fellowship envisages a collaboration between scientists of Indian Diaspora (NRI/OCI/PIO) with Indian Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), Universities and/ or public funded Scientific Institutions by sharing the Best Practices on research and translation of research, incubation etc., building long term connections, connecting Indian Students to the foreign faculty/scientists and new approaches to Research processes and futuristic technologies.

You are requsted to bring this information to the knowledge of concerned members of India Diaspora.

(Nairobi, 06-07-2023)