Fully Funded  Collaboration Opportunity with India
21st Century Knowledge Initiative
India has a shortage of highly trained faculty members for teaching courses in the areas of natural resource sustainability and biodiversity conservation. Such training is essential in the context of rapid changes in state of the global environment driven by accelerating population growth, energy consumption and climate change. To address this need, faculty members from Colorado State University are partnering with multiple Indian centers of higher education and research to strengthen undergraduate and graduate education and curriculum development.
  • Exchange knowledge, skills and technologies by sharing and extending curricula and collaborating to create new course materials
  • Develop experiential learning opportunities for graduate students, post doctoral fellows and junior faculty members in both countries
  • Expand opportunities for collaborative research to develop knowledge needed to sustain and address contemporary threats to biodiversity
  • Share information with local communities, managers and policy makers to implement sustainable practices for the conservation and maintenance of biological diversity
Partner Institutions in India
 Inviting young faculty, post-docs, and advanced doctoral students (degree completion with < 1 year) belonging to CSU and  partner institutions in India  in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences and allied disciplines
To travel to CSU /partner institutions in India 
(for 2-3 weeks)


   Forge research collaborations and partnerships

  • Identify and contact potential collaborators at CSU/Indian partner institutions
  • Communicate interest in participation
  • Apply for a Visa
Dr. Barry R Noon (Barry.Noon@colostate.edu)
Dr. Ajith Kumar (ajith@ncbs.res.in)
Dr. Kartik Shanker (kshanker@gmail.com)