S.N. Bose Scholar Exchange

Satyendra Nath Bose ( 1894-1974) was 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. The theoretical physicist Paul Dirac named the class of particles that obey the Bose Einstein statistics, bosons, in honor of the Indian scientist.

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. American undergraduates and Indian students enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters program are encouraged to apply.

Currently the SN Bose Program is on hold and therefore not accepting participants. Please check the IUSSTF website for more program information or please email


  • 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

To learn more about students and mentors who have participated in the SN Bose Program, click here!

There is also the reverse SN Bose Program, which gives students in the United States an opportunity to travel to India for 10 weeks of research with a professor of their choice. The students are funded for their airfare, housing and also receive a stipend that covers living costs while in India, such as food and transportation. For more information on the US Bose Program click here!

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