Amrita Center for International Programs is happy to announce The Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowships. The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have developed a dynamic visitation program between Indian and US institutions and premier US Universities.

The BHAVAN fellowships are envisaged to create a sustainable and vibrant linkage between the two nations, as well as build long term Indo-American science and technology relationships. This program provide opportunity to best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in US academia and labs

Fellowship / Internship include :

  • Monthly Stipend
  • Return Air fare
  • Contingency Allowance
  • Health Insurance

Eligibility Criteria : 

For Student Internships

  • Indian ​citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D. or M.Tech. in the field of Building Energy Efficiency or in engineering / science / technology / architecture with a major area of research related to Building Energy Efficiency at  a  recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.

For Fellowships

  • Indian citizens having Ph.D./M.Tech./M.Arch. in Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture in the specific area of Building Energy Efficiency. Relaxation in qualifications could be made for individuals with proven and considerable research background and experience who are part of a recognized institution of higher education and learning in India.
  • Applicants must be pursuing independent research on extra-mural / industry-supported research projects and should have published in high-impact academic journals.

Duration :

  • Internship: Minimum 3 months and up to 6 months​   ​
  • Fellowships: Minimum 3 months and up to 12 months

The applicant should have a letter of acceptance from a reputed U.S. scientific/technological institution/laboratory where he/she would undertake the research work under the Fellowship/Internship.

Applications should be submitted electronically to