On the occasion of the “National Science Day” on February 28, 2023, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh announced VAIBHAV Fellowship scheme for the Indian diaspora.
Speaking at an event at Vigyan Bhavan, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, the Vaibhav Fellowship aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian institutions and the best institutions in the world through the mobility of faculty/researcher from overseas institutions to India. He said the best of Diaspora minds will collaborate with domestic minds to deliver world-class projects and products.
The Minister said the applicant should be a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Person of Indian origin (PIO), or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and she or he must have obtained Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree from a recognized university. Moreover, the applicant must be a researcher engaged in an overseas academic / research / industrial organization with a proven track record of research & development and plan to work for a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 2 months a year in a research institution / academic institution in India.