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VAIBHAV Fellowship

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: PIB

 Context: The Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced the first recipients of the ‘Vaibhav’ fellowship, a scheme designed to attract Indian-origin scientists based abroad for short-term collaboration.

  • Twenty-two scientists will spend one to two months annually, for a maximum of three years, at Indian institutes such as the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institutes of Technology.
  • The fellows will receive a stipend, accommodation, and research grants for their host institutions.


The scheme aims to encourage collaborative projects, technology start-ups, and the establishment of long-term research connections between diaspora scientists and Indian institutions.