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PhD award

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has just announced its 2012 International Fulbright Science and Technology award for oustanding foreign students. Students interested in PhD studies in science, technology, engineering or maths at leading U.S. institutions need to apply within May 1, 2011.  Read more

Science and salsa

Reading about Rik Sengupta, the 18-year old soccer-crazy, piano-playing academic whiz from Kolkata, who was offered full scholarships by seven top U. S. universities as also the Indian Institute of Technology, I wondered why he chose Princeton over the rest. The answer comes from the boy himself: “IITs have very good science and maths courses, but I won’t be able to take a course in creative writing or music alongside these.”  … Read more

Bioinformatics survey

A few science bloggers working on computational biology are trying to get a general picture of the field through a survey. It is anonymous and all information will be made public for anyone to analyse. A few hundred people have filled up the survey thus far. The surveyors say there are far too many entries from USA/Europe. Nature India is trying to help promote the survey to reach people in bioinformatics in India. The survey will last until the end of the month and can be found here. Do join in with your responses.  Read more