Khorana Program for Scholars Internship 2024

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum


The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, Indo‑U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward are partnering to support the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars named in honor of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology while a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty. The Khorana Program will provide opportunities to Indian students to get research exposure at leading U.S. universities over summer 2024 for a period of 10 – 12 weeks.

The broad objectives of the program are:

  • To provide exposure to world class scientific research facilities.
  • Nurture the next generation of scientists and technologists to build long term R&D collaborations.
  • Enable post-graduate students to pursue higher education and research-based careers.
  • Promote capacity building in frontline areas of biotechnology and bio-quantitative sciences.


  • Pre-final year students enrolled in B. Tech., M. Tech., B.Sc., M.Sc., B.E., M.E., M.S., Integrated B. S‑M.S., B.V. Sc., M.V. Sc., B. Pharm., M. Pharm., MBBS., and Master in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) at recognized institutions of higher education in India in Biotechnology and allied areas (including agricultural, food, health, biomedical sciences and interdisciplinary areas like Computational Sciences, Big Data, Machine Learning etc.) are eligible to apply.
  • First Year, Final year and PhD students are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Applications in subject — fields other than those specified above will not be considered.
  • The applicant should have:
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 8.0 or higher, OR
    • Percentage: 80% and higher
    • Minimum 65% and higher if the applicant is an MBBS student

For complete Application Guidelines, refer to Resources Section

To Apply

Applications should be submitted using our Online Application Portal for Visitation Programs. Hard copies and electronic copies of the application forms will not be accepted.

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