The University of Illinois is participating in an India-Illinois research exchange called the Khorana Program. It’s geared toward STEM, agriculture, medicine, and public health students who wish to spend their summer 2013 (June and July) conducting research – in this case conducting research abroad. The program is run through UW-Madison with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Students do not receive academic credit.
Last summer, UIUC hosted 4 Khorana scholars from India and we will host even more this coming summer. We would also like to make it a true exchange program by sending Illinois students to India this summer.
The funding for Illinois students going to India is very good – accommodations and meals are covered for all participants, and most or all undergrads will get either airfare covered or a $500-1,000 stipend. Some grad students will get both the stipend and airfare. And the Charles Wert India-Illinois scholarship through International Programs and Studies might be able to cover at least some of the students’ out-of-pocket expenses. Going to India next summer through the Khorana Programs seems to be extremely affordable.
I have attached a flier with additional information for students.
Please let me know if you have questions!
International Programs and Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign