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VAIBHAV Fellowship Programme  

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: PIB

 Context: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, is launching the Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) fellowships program.

  • This program aims to recognize outstanding scientists and technologists of Indian origin residing in other countries (NRI/OCI/PIO) who are engaged in research.
  • The program will award fellowships to 75 selected individuals who will be invited to work in various knowledge verticals such as quantum technology, health, electronics, agriculture, and more.
  • The VAIBHAV program was initiated after the VAIBHAV Summit, which connected the Indian STEMM diaspora with Indian institutions. The fellowship program will foster collaboration between scientists from the Indian diaspora and Indian educational institutions, universities, and scientific institutions.