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Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program

Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program

Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program


Recognizing that Water is of fundamental importance for human development, the environment and the economy, and therefore needs to feature prominently in the development agenda of both India and the United States; the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have partnered to nurture cooperation between students and scientists from both countries. The Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship Program – a dynamic and transformative program has thus been developed to foster long term Indo-American science and technology partnerships.




The program is envisaged to:


* provide opportunity to best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute;

* promote research and capacity building in the area of water;

* encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path; and

* pave way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.


Duration: Minimum 3 months and upto 12 months

*Strictly as per the Terms and Conditions of the WARI Fellowship Award Regulations


Program Partners


Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI)

Robert B. Daughtery Water for Food Institute




For Fellowships


*  Indian citizens with a Ph.D. in Water Sciences and Engineering
* Applicants must provide proof of independent research work in internationally recognized academic journals.
* Open only to applicants working in the field of Water resources, Water chemistry and Environmental engineering
* Age: Upto 40 years as on 31 December 2017
* A permanent position in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution (non-private)/recognized academic institute (University/College) in India.


Fellowship Includes


*  Air-fare (To be facilitated by IUSSTF Travel desk)
* Monthly Stipend
* Contingency allowance
* Health insurance
* Partial Housing allowance
* Conference allowance




Minimum 3 months and upto 12 months


Broad Categories for Research

– Ecological and human helth impacts of pollutants and emerging contaminants

–  Groundwater quality assessment and management

–  Health impacts of water quality

–  Laboratory methods to support water-related research

–  Methodologies to help remediate current and future contamination threats

–  Methods for measuring water quality

–  Non-point source pollution and rural drinking water quality

–  Remote sensing applications for monitoring water quantity and quality

–  Social and behavioral aspects of understanding and protecting water quality

–  Wastewater quality, management and reuse

–  Quality of water in pipe distribution systems

–  Microbial source tracking

–  Fate and transport of microbial pathogens in the environment

–  Evaluation of low-cost technologies for water and soil pollution remediation




Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
New Delhi
Phone: +91-11-42691700
E-mail: water.fellowship@indousstf.org
Web: www.iusstf.org


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