Dr. Sajitha Biju, Crop Scientist, University of Melbourne, has received “Dyason Fellowships” to conduct research at Central University of Haryana (CUH), Mahendergarh in collaboration with Dr. Rupesh Deshmukh, Department of Biotechnology, CUH. She applied for this prestigious fellowship after discussion and guidance received from Vice-Chancellor Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar during her last visit to CUH.
This fellowship is being award to honor contribution of Mr. Edward Clarence Evelyn Dyason. Mr Dyason was a notable Melbourne humanist, philanthropist and engineer who, in 1947, bequeathed half of his residuary estate to the University of Melbourne for the advancement of education.
The "Dyason Fellowships" were established to further this vision by assisting University staff to undertake or host a short-term international visit that fosters significant and lasting research collaborations with leading international university and non-university partners.
Fellowships are awarded to foster collaborative projects, across all disciplines, that lead to joint research outputs as well as for interdisciplinary proposals. Preference is given to applications from Early Career Researchers and, each round, one-third of all awards are allocated to support high quality projects from the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Fellowships are not intended to support conference attendance.