The ‘Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science & Technology (BOYSCAST)programme of the Department of Science & Technology (DST) provides opportunities to the young Indian Scientists/Technologists to visit institutions abroad, interact with scientists/technologists there, get trained in latest research techniques and conduct research and development in specially chosen frontline areas of science and technology.
Applications are invited from Indian Nationals for the award of fellowships under the BOYSCAST program for conducting advanced research and undergoing training in advanced research techniques in overseas research laboratories/institutes, in chosen frontline areas of science and technology for the period of three to twelve months.
The chosen areas fall under the following broad areas:
Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences.
Monetary Support: The amount of fellowship is US $3000 (Rs 1,20,000 or equivalent in other foreign currency) per month with maximum Duration: of fellowship being 12 months.