Opportunities for Undergraduate Indian Students

Program Overview

The Khorana Scholars program will pay the expenses for up to 80 Indian students to travel to UW-Madison and partner U.S. universities to engage in a hands-on research project. Indian students will be matched with a faculty member at a partner university in the U.S. based on what type of project they would like to work on. This is an excellent opportunity to apply lab skills in an indepen­dent environment. At the end of the program, students will present their projects at a symposium.

Opportunities are available to pursue research in the sciences, medicine, agriculture, and engineering.  For information on Khorana Scholars from prior years, please click here.

Please DO NOT contact faculty at U.S. universities, we will arrange for internships when finalists are selected.

Program Dates

May to End July 2015

Application Deadline

January 15th, 2015 at 16:30 (India time)

Expenses and Funding Opportunities

The program will pay all expenses for Indian students to travel to the United States to engage in a hands-on research project. This includes a stipend, accommodation, and airfare. Accommodations will be arranged when finalist are selected. Students may be responsible for covering minor administrative costs.

Program information Contact

Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
12 Hailey Road, Fulbright House,
New Delhi- 110 001
E-mail: scholar@indousstf.org

Due to the large number of emails, it may not be possible to answer every question or acknowledge every application received.

The Khorana Program is envisaged to

  • Provide encouragement to young scholars
  • Stimulate creativity amongst students
  • Transform research into societal benefits 
  • Build a seamless scientific community between India and the United States.