Vaibhav Fellowship for NRI; Application, Eligibility, Selection Process

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Vaibhav Fellowship for NRI: The Department of Science and Technology has introduced the Vaibhav Fellowship for the Indian Diaspora. The government aims to provide a better Higher Educational and Scientific Institution research system through the program. All diasporas who want to get selected for the DST Vaibhav Fellowship should consider applying. The fellowship program is conducted every year. The application process is conducted twice every year.

If you are also an NRI and want to get the advantage of this scholarship, then you should apply for it. The DST portal will provide the notification concerning the commencement of the application procedure. Download the page and get more information about the Vaibhav Fellowship for NRI.

Vaibhav Fellowship for NRI

The fellowship program will be conducted online, and no offline application will be considered. In case any applicants submit it offline, then it will be rejected. The fellowship program will now be conducted for the 2024 session. The officials have also mentioned the dates on which the application process will be concluded. The first cycle of the application was concluded on 31st July, and the second cycle will conclude on 31st January.

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The selection process of eligible candidates will be purely based on the recommendations made by the Expert Committee. We are providing the direct application link of the program below in our article. Till then, you can learn other details, such as eligibility, benefits, etc., through this article. Vaibhav Fellowship for NRI: Highlights 

Name of the FellowshipVaibhav Fellowship
Department NameDepartment of Science and Technology
Fellowship FrequencyTwice a year
Fellowship Application Deadline31 January and 31 July every year
ObjectiveImprove the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational and Scientific Institutions
BeneficiariesNon-Resident Indian
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Eligibility for Vaibhav Fellowship for NRI

Here, we are providing the eligibility set by the selection committee. Only those candidates will be considered for the program who will fulfil all eligibilities mentioned below:

Eligibility for Scientists:

  • Interested applicants must be NRI, PIO and OCI to apply for the fellowship. They must be living abroad currently.
  • Candidates must have completed a Ph.D./ M.D/M.S. program from a recognized university/ institute.
  • Interested candidates should be a researcher engaged in an overseas academic / research / industrial organization provided under the top 500 QS World University Ranking.
  • Aspirants must have a plan to pursue any research work for at least one month to 2 months in a year.
  • Interested users must submit their proposals only once a year.

Eligibility for Institutions:

  • Any Higher Educational institution that is ranked in the Top 200 in NIRF.

Benefits of the Vaibhav Fellowship Program for NRI

The eligible candidates will get several benefits through this fellowship program, which we have mentioned here. Apart from this, host institutes will also get Rs. 10 lakhs yearly for hosting the scientists and providing a lab. Here are the benefits of the DST Vaibhav Fellowship:

Selected candidates will get a fellowship of USD 5,000
Business Class international travel from the institution place to working place in India.
Get accommodation in three or four-star hotels.
Will also get a contingency of Rs. 1,00,000 every year.
Will get domestic travel upto to two stations every year for academic purposes.

Where and how to submit the Vaibhav Fellowship Application?

This paragraph has been prepared to provide information about the application process. Here are the steps through which the application form can be filled in:

  1. First of all, visit the website allotted for the Department of Science and Technology through this web address:
  2. Now, you must find the link to the Vaibhav Fellowship application on the home page.
  3. After finding the link, click on it, and a new page will open.
  4. This will include all details and links related to the fellowship program.
  5. Click on the respective application link, and the form will appear on the screen.
  6. Start entering the details asked on the application form and recheck once completed.
  7. After that, attach the required documents in pdf format and the size.
  8. Now, you must move forward to pay the fee applicable for the application. (If required)
  9. Once all steps are completed, look at the form again and submit it.
  10. Keep a copy of the online application safe for future use.

Documents Required for Vaibhav Fellowship

The following paragraph includes the documents that need to be uploaded in PDF format:

  • Date of Birth Proof Certificate
  • Bio-data of Applicant
  • Educational Qualification Certificate
  • Undertaking Certificate by the applicant
  • NOC from the parent institute
  • Endorsement Certificate from Host Institute
  • Plagiarism undertaking

Contact Details:

In this block, we are providing the contact details of some officials who may be contacted if you want to know more about the fellowship:

Shri S K Varshney
(Advisor and Head International Cooperation Division)
Technology Bhawan Department of Science and Technology
New Delhi-110016
Shri Sujit Banerjee
(Scientist-F International Cooperation Division)
Technology Bhawan Department of Science and Technology
New Delhi-110016
Dr Charu Agarwal
(Scientist-C International Cooperation Division)
Technology Bhawan Department of Science and Technology
New Delhi-110016

Vaibhav Fellowship for NRI: Important Links

Visit the official portalDepartment of Science and Technology Portal
Application LinkTo be updated
For more updates, checkNVSHQ Website Link
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