Bangalore institute uses fellowship to entice young international researchers.
For the first time, an Indian educational institution is launching a paid fellowship programme for international science students. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore will support some international students admitted to its doctoral or master's degree programmes in science or engineering. The fellowship will pay 15,000 rupees (US$325) a month. One-third of this covers accommodation, food and tuition; the rest is for miscellaneous expenses. The IISc hopes that the influx of international students will boost campus diversity and that fellows will pass on positive reviews to potential students in their home countries. The IISc admits about 600 students annually, and expects to bring in 5–10 fellows for autumn 2010, with an eventual goal of 60 per year.
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India offers foreign grant. Nature 463, 575 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/nj7280-575d