Delhi, India January 21-22, 2015
The Khorana and S.N. Bose Programs Selection Committee, which selects the participants for the Khorana and S.N. Bose Programs, met in Delhi January 21-22, to finalize the Khorana and Bose candidates for the upcoming 2015 programs.
The S.N. Bose Selection Committee consists of The Science and Engineering Research Board Govt. of India, WINStep Forward, the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, and faculty from leading academic institutions. The committee met on January 21 and shortlisted 62 Indian scholars to participate in the 2015 S.N. Bose Program; many other applicants have been placed on a waitlist. The names of the official finalists will be listed shortly on this website.
The Khorana Program Selection Committee consists of The Department of Biotechnology Govt. of India, WINStep Forward, the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, and faculty from leading academic institutions. This committee met on January 22, and 51 Indian scholars were shortlisted for this year’s program, and many have been placed on waitlist. The names of the official finalists will be listed on this website shortly.
The S.N. Bose Scholars exchange is a scientific research reciprocation program between U.S. and Indian academic labs, primarily for sciences other than biology, such as the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, quantitative social sciences, oceanic, atmospheric and astronomical sciences. Research is conducted in the collaborating country’s academic labs, for a period of 8-10 weeks in the summer, from May to July. Approximately two candidates are chosen to represent each field of research, and a total of about 60 applicants will be selected to study abroad in a lab which is recognized in its field of study. The S.N. Bose Program was named in honor of Satyendra Nath Bose, an Indian physicist whose seminal theories in quantum mechanics prompted a collaboration with Einstein, and led to the development of the Bose Einstein statistics and to the creation of the field of quantum statistics.
Founded in 2007, the Khorana Program honors Har Gobind Khorana, the Indian-born Nobel Prize winning scientist whose research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison led to the first synthesis of a gene and ushered in the era of Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology. This exchange program is tailored to students in the biological sciences.
The final candidates also were given a chance to do their own selections. This is the first year since the inception of the programs that Khorana and Bose scholars were given the opportunity to select their Host Mentor Labs.
Both programs have the following aims:
– Provide an opportunity to Indian students to experience world-class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions
– Introduce talented American students to the long-standing tradition of scientific inquiry and innovation in India
– Encourage students to take up research as a career
– Foster interactions between the next generation of pioneers in science and technology
– Build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations across disciplines, cultures and geographical boundaries
– Transform research into societal benefits
– Build a seamless scientific community between India and the United States
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