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Indo-US Professorships seek to broaden scientific collaboration between India and the United States though travel grants that support research and teaching partnerships. The program is sponsored by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and managed by ASM.
The application must be made jointly between a hosting institution and the visiting professor.Annual Deadline: December 15 for projects proposed for March 1 – December 31 of the following year.
"Teaching Professorships" provide microbiologists in India and the United States with an opportunity to visit institutions in the other country to teach an interactive short course on a topic in any of the microbiological disciplines.
Course Duration: 1-2 Weeks
“Research Professorships” provide support to microbiologists in India and the United States to conduct a novel research project in partnership with colleague(s) at a research facility in the other country.
Professorship funding is intended to facilitate new research collaborations.Proposals to support pre-existing collaborations or partnerships will not be considered.
Minimum visit: 6 Weeks
Applications will be reviewed on the strength of the following overall criteria:
Visiting Teaching Professor
Visiting Research Professor
Funding: Up to $5,000 towards travel costs directly associated with the approved grant.
Funds from the Indo-US Professorship Grant must be matched by the hosting institution. Matching funds may be in-kind contributions such as housing and board for the visiting professor, supplies, facilities, administrative support, etc.
Up to $2,500 may be used for supplies and equipment that are not available at the host institution.
Applications should be submitted to ASM International Affairs https://intlgrants.asm.org
Annual application deadline: December 15
Applicants will be notified by February 1
Professorships should be scheduled between March 1 and December 31.
If you have any questions, please contact:
ASM International Affairs Dr. Smriti Trikha
American Society for Microbiology Indo-US Science and Technology Forum