Vaishvik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV)

Department of Science and Technology


The government of India organized Vaishvik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit to connect the Indian STEMM diaspora with Indian Institutions. The summit was attended by more than 25,000 attendees. 230 panel discussion sessions were held over 23 days on 18 Verticals (research areas) and 80 Horizontals (sub-research areas) (see more details in the following sections). Indian STEMM diaspora from more than 70 countries participated in the deliberations.

In this connection, the Government has taken a step further to shape and implement the VAIBHAV programme and is announcing VAIBHAV Fellowship Call-2023 as a first step. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, would implement the VAIBHAV Fellowship Program. DST is one of the Government Departments under the Ministry of Science and Technology play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating, and promoting S&T activities in the country with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology.

VAIBHAV Fellowship envisages collaboration between scientists of the Indian Diaspora with Indian Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), Universities, and/​or public funded Scientific Institutions. The VAIBHAV Fellow would identify an Indian Institution for collaboration and may spend up to two months in a year for maximum of 3 years.


Eligibility: (For applicants – VAIBHAV Fellow)

  • Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), currently working abroad
  • Ph.D/M.D/M.S/M.Tech degree from a recognized University
  • Engaged in active research
  • Working/​worked in an Institute/​University of top-200 QS World University Ranking (subjectwise) (in regular/​tenure employment) for at least 5 years or more. OR
    Working in Industry or Research Laboratories of repute abroad for at least 5 years or more (but should not be PhD or Post-doctoral fellow)

Eligibility: (For host Indian Institutions)

  • Higher Educational Institutions / University ranked in the top 200 in NIRF overall rankings or having NAAC A+’ grade or above and/​or
  • Public funded Scientific Institutes/​National Laboratories.

To Apply

How to apply
Each application should be submitted to DST. Please note the following important application instructions:

  • The application should be submitted online to DST. Host Scientist need to apply on behalf of the Indian Diaspora as DST would release the funds to the host Institution which will be reimbursed to the fellow by the host Institution.
  • The applicant can download the proposal formats from websites www​.dst​.gov​.in / https://​onlinedst​.gov​.in/​Proje… and should submit the completed application form and all relevant information through the e‑PMS portal of the DST. Applications would be received in online mode only. Physical or e‑mail applications will not be considered.
  • Any shortcomings in the proposal or non-submission through the e‑PMS portal will result in the rejection of the proposal. DST will not be responsible for these shortcomings.
  • In case the applicant could not submit the proposal in time, DST would not entertain that project offline, and also no request to extend the date would be entertained.
  • It may be noted that after submission, the applicant will get a Temporary Project Number (TPN), auto-generated by the system, which should be mentioned in all future references.

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