FOSSEE Summer Fellowship 2020 Registration, Eligibility, Application, Benefits

FOSSEE Summer Fellowship

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:



Screening Task

Buddy program Mapping mentors with mentees to improve employability prospects. Click here
CFD Simulation Submit Case Studies using OpenFOAM Click here
Chemical Process Simulation Create chemical process flowsheets using DWSIM & OpenModelica Click here
Electronic Circuit Simulation (eSim) Simulate electronic circuits using advanced features of eSim Click here
Employer Recommendation System Mapping students with potential employers. Click here
Graphics and Animation Creating graphics and animations using Inkscape, GIMP, Blender, etc. Click here
Mind Map generation tool Hierarchical mind map generation from a spoken tutorial video or script. Click here
Osdag – Solve steel design examples as per Indian Code.

– Optimize steel design problems and prepare report in LaTeX

Click here
Power Systems Simulation Create power system simulations using OpenIPSL library in OpenModelica Click here
QGIS Creating maps and analyzing spatial data using QGIS. Click here
R Submission of Textbook companion project and identifying some of the local problems that could be addressed through the R programming Language Click here
Scilab Creating Case Studies using Scilab Click here
Xcos Creation of Block Diagram using Xcos Click here

Screening tests may be required for some of the following tasks, however, there is no collaborative creation of content.



Screening Task

Arduino on Cloud Design and develop a web-based Arduino circuit design and simulator which will be hosted on the cloud. Click here
Blockchain Build (BUIDL) a dApp using Blockchain Click here
Data migration/Service operation in Moodle Migrate Moodle from 2.4 to the latest stable version with all the data. Click here
EDA Tool on Cloud Design and develop a web-based Electronic Circuit design and simulator which will be hosted on the cloud. Click here
Electronic Circuit Simulation (eSim) Implement a Client-Server architecture for Windows OS using C Click here
Koha and Dspace Customization Online Book Suggestion Process Click here
Mathematics using Python Creation of lecture notes for a mathematics topic and numerical computation Click here
OpenPLC Application development in 4DIAC. Click here
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 Click here
Scilab Developing toolboxes in Scilab Click here
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. Click here
Spoken Tutorial Event Logs and Analytics System Create a Spoken Tutorial Analytics System for capturing and visualizing log events Click here
Spring Hibernate application Optimizing the functionalities of the current system developed using Spring. Designing UI templates using Bootstrap and Theamleaf. Click here
Web Development 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.

Click here
Xcos Create XSL stylesheets to transform one XML to another XML. Click here

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

Question 1.
What is the official website to access the FOSSEE Summer Fellowship application form?

Candidates can access the official website at

Question 2.
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).