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.