Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship

The Indian Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has opened up opportunities for enhancing mobility of Indian research students at the PhD level. The Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship (OVDF) Scheme was designed with a primary objective to offer opportunities for PhD students admitted to Indian institutions to gain exposure and training at overseas universities / institutions of repute and in areas of importance to country for period of up to 12 months (extendable up to a maximum of six months on case-by-case basis, based on performance evaluation) during their doctoral research. The 2019-2020 application cycle is now closed. Stay tuned for announcements for the 2020-21 application procedures.

OVDF – Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship. Through a partnership agreement with SERB,  Purdue looks forward to receiving 25 visiting PhD students from Indian institutions of higher education, beginning in January 2019.  A full program description of SERB benefits and requirements for OVDF is available here.  


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