New U.S.-India exchange program seeks science, engineering students

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is partnering with the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the Science and Engineering Board (SERB) in India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) to offer a transformative exchange program for students of engineering and science between leading institutions in India and the United States.

The S.N Bose Scholars Program is named for Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974), an Indian physicist best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. The class of particles that obey Bose-Einstein statistics, Bosons, was named after him.

The Bose Scholars Program aims to introduce talented American students from all disciplines of science and engineering to the tradition of scientific inquiry and innovation in India; encourage them to consider careers in science and technology; foster interactions among the next generation of pioneers in science and technology; and build long-term linkages and collaborations across disciplines, cultures and countries.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The scholarship includes a stipend, airfare (up to $1,000), and placement at leading universities and research laboratories in India.

The application deadline is March, 31, 2013. Application guidelines are available at

Professor Aseem Ansari, UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry, is coordinating the program for U.S. students. Questions about the program may be directed to