VAJRA Faculty Scheme


New Delhi, India

VAJRA Faculty Scheme is to bring a strong international connect to the R&D ecosystem of India. The scheme offers adjunct / visiting faculty assignments to highly accomplished overseas scientists, including Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), to undertake high quality collaborative research in public funded academic and research Institutions of India. VAJRA Faculty will engage in collaborative research in cutting edge areas of science and Technology with Indian collaborators. VAJRA Faculty is expected to co-guide research students and may also be involved in technology development, innovation, start-ups, etc in collaboration with the Indian host.
Program information is available at:,
Salient Features
• Indian Collaborator(s) should be a regular faculty/researcher in public-funded academic/research institutions.
• Application for VAJRA Faculty Scheme can be submitted throughout the year.
• The Indian collaborator should identify appropriate overseas faculty/ researcher and jointly frame a research plan.
• The Indian collaborator should submit the application online at
• Initially for a period of one year, extendable based on the collaborative outcome and interest.
• Collaborative research visit of Indian host and students at doctoral / post-doctoral level is welcome at later stage of engagement.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.