The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum is an autonomous society that has been established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the United States of America on March 21, 2000 with a mandate to promote and catalyze Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interactions between academia, industry and governmental agencies of the two countries. IUSSTF supports innovative programs aimed to foster scientific excellence through collaborations and partnerships by capitalizing on the scientific and technological synergy of the two nations.
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) announces the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) to provide unique opportunities for science, technology, engineering and medical students from the United States to undertake internships in national laboratories, federal research centers, academic research institutes, and private R & D laboratories in India. Objective of the internships are to provide students exposure to Indian S&T milieu, gain practical skills and develop collaborative networks. Internships are envisaged as a source of mutual cultural and professional enrichment for both the interns and their host institutions.
Rai University, Ahmedabad is now one of the only three universities registered in entire Gujarat apart from DA-IICT Gandhinagar & Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat for Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) with the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.