Indo-U.S. Genome Engineering/Editing Technology Initiative (GETin)

Acknowledging importance of strategies & techniques in genome modification, as modern day essential tool for research & development, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India along with Indo U.S. Science & Technology Forum, IUSSTF announces fellowship program between Indian institutes and premier U.S. Universities, in significant areas of Genome Engineering/Editing Technology (GETin).

The program is open to individuals whose research work has an interface with Genome Engineering / Editing Technology studies.

The Program is envisaged to:

  • Provide opportunity to best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions;
  • Promote research and capacity building.
  • Encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path.
  • Create attractive avenues for skilled overseas researchers to pursue R&D in Indian or to mentor Indian scientist (s);and,
  • Pave the way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.

Program Modules and Eligibility:

Student Internship

  • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D. on a full-time basis in various forefront disciplines of Biotechnology (agriculture, health sciences, bio-engineering, biomedical, fundamental biology or allied sciences) at a public- funded R&D lab/ S&T Institute /recognized academic institute / University / College in India.
  • For a period of upto 6 months.
  • Age: Up to 32 years as on 31 Dec 2017

Overseas Fellowship


  • Indian citizens having Ph.D. in Life Science, Biotechnology, Engineering or Technology holding a regular position in public funded R&D Lab/ S&T Institution / recognized Universities/ Colleges in India.
  • For a period of up to 5 weeks to 12 months
  • Age: Up to 45 years as on 31 Dec 2017

Visiting Fellowship

  • U.S. Faculty or Foreign Post Docs presently working in U.S. (for at least two years) in a field having an interface with Genome Engineering /Editing Technologies.
  • Applicant should possess Ph.D., M.D, M.S or equivalent degree with outstanding track record as evident though publications and other recognitions.
  • For a period of 2-3 months.
  •  Age: Up to 60 years as on 31 Dec 2017

Download Program Brochure

Downlaod Application Guidelines

Applications should be submitted using our Online Application Portal.  (Hard copies and electronic copies of Application forms will not be accepted). In case of any assistance, please write to us at

 Genome Engineering/Editing Technology (GETin) Awards 2017

Submission Deadline:31st August 2017

                                              For Program information contact:

         Dr. Chaitali Bhattacharya                                                 Dr.Dhananjay Tiwary
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum                              Department of Biotechnology
Fulbright House, 12, Hailey Road, New Delhi                       Block 2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


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