FOSSEE Summer Fellowship: FOSSEE Summer Fellowship, an initiative of the Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Education (FOSSEE). The project is funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, GOI. FOSSE primarily works towards the goal of adaptation and development of free and open-source simulation packages which are similar to proprietary software. The project is based at IIT, Bombay.
Graduate, Post Graduate Students and Research Fellows can also find more Fellowship Articles to explore various fellowships across India to know the funding opportunities.
The Project seeks to promote the use of various open-source programs such as DWSIM, Scilab, Python, Open PLC, Open Modelica, CFD, and OSdag. Other activities of FOSSEE include lab migration, workshops, textbook companions, conferences, spoken tutorials, and FOSSEE forums. The fellowship is open to all students from all streams of study. Furthermore, interested candidates are given certain tasks as screening tests. The foundation allows a maximum of two topics to be selected. However, it strongly encourages the candidates to focus on a single screening task and then submit it successfully. This increases their chances of selection.
Read on to explore the list of screening tasks, eligibility criteria, the application process, important dates and benefits of the fellowship.
FOSSEE Summer Fellowship Screening Tasks
Following is a list of screening tasks. Candidates are required to choose a maximum of two and submit. However, selecting one task and completing it successfully will increase the chances of selection.
The following tasks require the submission of a proposal followed by subsequent acceptance. Results in collaborative content creation:
|Mapping mentors with mentees to improve employability prospects.
|Submit Case Studies using OpenFOAM
|Chemical Process Simulation
|Create chemical process flowsheets using DWSIM & OpenModelica
|Electronic Circuit Simulation (eSim)
|Simulate electronic circuits using advanced features of eSim
|Employer Recommendation System
|Mapping students with potential employers.
|Graphics and Animation
|Creating graphics and animations using Inkscape, GIMP, Blender, etc.
|Mind Map generation tool
|Hierarchical mind map generation from a spoken tutorial video or script.
|– Solve steel design examples as per Indian Code.
– Optimize steel design problems and prepare report in LaTeX
|Power Systems Simulation
|Create power system simulations using OpenIPSL library in OpenModelica
|Creating maps and analyzing spatial data using QGIS.
|Submission of Textbook companion project and identifying some of the local problems that could be addressed through the R programming Language
|Creating Case Studies using Scilab
|Creation of Block Diagram using Xcos
Screening tests may be required for some of the following tasks, however, there is no collaborative creation of content.
|Arduino on Cloud
|Design and develop a web-based Arduino circuit design and simulator which will be hosted on the cloud.
|Build (BUIDL) a dApp using Blockchain
|Data migration/Service operation in Moodle
|Migrate Moodle from 2.4 to the latest stable version with all the data.
|EDA Tool on Cloud
|Design and develop a web-based Electronic Circuit design and simulator which will be hosted on the cloud.
|Electronic Circuit Simulation (eSim)
|Implement a Client-Server architecture for Windows OS using C
|Koha and Dspace Customization
|Online Book Suggestion Process
|Mathematics using Python
|Creation of lecture notes for a mathematics topic and numerical computation
|Application development in 4DIAC.
|Promo video using multimedia for promoting Health and Nutrition series
|Create a 30 to 40 seconds promo video for Spoken Tutorial – Health and Nutrition series using Blender, Synfig, Inkscape and GIMP
|Developing toolboxes in Scilab
|Snippet videos using multimedia and VFX for introduction and marketing purposes
|Make a 1-min course intro snippet for ST FLOSS series – C/C++, Java, LaTeX, Python, Scilab, Arduino, eSim, Linux, Moodle, Koha, FrontAccounting, HTML & CSS.
|Spoken Tutorial Event Logs and Analytics System
|Create a Spoken Tutorial Analytics System for capturing and visualizing log events
|Spring Hibernate application
|Optimizing the functionalities of the current system developed using Spring. Designing UI templates using Bootstrap and Theamleaf.
|Creating custom modules, custom themes, and websites using Drupal.
(OR) Installing and configuring Web Applications for System Administration/DevOps tasks on RHEL or CentOS 7/8.
|Create XSL stylesheets to transform one XML to another XML.
FOSSEE Summer Fellowship Eligibility Criteria
FOSSEE Fellowship can be availed by all college students (graduates and postgraduates) as well as post-doctoral students.
FOSSEE Summer Fellowship Application Process and Important Dates
Interested candidates can access the application form here.
- Last date to submit task – 16th March 2020
- Date of results – April 2020, third week/ last week (tentative)
- Fellowship will commence by mid-May 2020 (tentative)
- Next registration window starts on January 2021 (tentative)
- The registration window closes on the last week of February 2021 (tentative)
- Last date to submit task – March second week 2021 (tentative)
- Date of results – April 2021, third week/ last week (tentative)
- Fellowship will commence by May (tentative)
FOSSEE Summer Fellowship Benefits
- Selected candidates will be invited for fellowship at IIT, Bombay.
- Fellows will be provided with on-campus hostel accommodation (twin-sharing basis) for the duration of the fellowship. Please note, a caution deposit of INR 2,000 has to be paid (refundable). Hostel and mess charges are to be borne by the candidate (approximately INR 4,500 per month).
- Fellows will also be provided a stipend of INR 10,000 per month to cover their general expenses. However, an additional amount of INR 7,500 will be awarded if the candidate shows exceptional performance.
FOSSEE Summer Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions
What is the official website to access the FOSSEE Summer Fellowship application form?
Candidates can access the official website at https://fossee.in/fellowship/2020.
When is the last date to submit the application?
The registration window closed on 29th February 2020. The next application window begins in January 2021 (tentative).