Tag Archives: Grant Winners

India Network Travel Grants Program 2009

India Network Foundation Travel Grants Made possible by generous donation from Dr. KV Rao, and the India Network Health Insurance Program


1. Mr. Sambit Panigrahi – Nature as Woman and Woman as Nature: The Eco-sexual
Politics of Colonization in Joseph Conrad’s Fiction. Presented at the The Green Nineteenth Century Sambit Panigrahi Research Paper

Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 26th March, 2009.

2. Mr. N. Ravi Kumar – Computers and Rural Development. Equipment Grant to an MCA student, January 2009

Leave a Comment

Filed under Grants

India Network Travel Grants Program 2008

Social and Cultural Grants – 2008

The India Network Foundation is pleased to announce the results of the 2008 Grant Program to support Social and Cultural Functions in the United States, and Travel Grants to attend scientific meetings during the year 2008. The program was open to all Cultural and Social Associations of India Origin and to scientists in all fields in South Asia whose paper was accepted for presentation at a national/international scientific meeting to be held in North America. The grants were made possible by a donation from Dr. KV Rao and the India Network Health Insurance Program.

1. Telugu Association of Florida – $250

2. Annamayya Sankirtanalu, May 17, 2008, Telugu Association of Greater Orlando – $1,116

List of Awardees and Research Papers

National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Computer Science and Engineering, Organized by Prof T. Sudha, Sri Padmavathi Women’s University, India. The following list of Scholars were awarded India Network Travel Grant.

1. Stephen Charles Research Scholar Kurnool
2. K.Anupama Research Scholar Hyderabad
3. N.Sambasiva Rao Research Scholar West Godavari
4. D.Aravinda Research Scholar Nalgonda (DT)
5. Y.Rajeswari Research Scholar East Godavari
6. K.Lakshmi Kantham Research Scholar Surebeda (DT) Orissa
7 A.Kusuma Research Scholar Darward
8 P.K.Kapoor Research Scholar New Delhi
9 Y.Akkulam Research Scholar Agra
10. K. Yamini Research Scholar Coimbatore
11. M.Vijayalatha Research Scholar Anantapur
12 R.Krishna Mohan Research Scholar Mumbai
13. B.Indira Research Scholar Visakapatnam
14. T.Kiran Research Scholar Pune
15. N.Raja Reddy Research Scholar Hyderabad



Leave a Comment

Filed under Grants

India Network Travel Grant Programs 2007

List of Awardees and Research Papers

1. Pritee Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

Agricultural Productivity in India: Role of Institutional and Environmental Factors

6th East West Center International Graduate Student Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, Feb 15-17, 2007.

2. Ashish K Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Redefining Vulnerabilities: A Study of Men in the Wake of HIV Epidemic in Mumbai, India

Population Association of America Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 29-31, 2007.

3. T.V. Sekhar, International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai.

Summer workshop “Communicating with Policy Makers About Population and Health”

East-West Center, Hawaii, May 29- June 28, 2007.

4. Viiay Sarode, Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai.


Population Association of America Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 29-31, 2007 (Member supported Award).

5. Sarmishtha Palit Sagar, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur.

“Non-linear ultrasonic to assess localized plastic deformation during high cycle fatigue”

Sarmishtha Palit Sagar, Avijit Metya, Narayan Parida, Rabindra Nath Ghosh
National Metallurgical Laboratory, Materials Science & Technology Division,
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India


Non-linear ultrasonic (NLU) is coming up as a potential non-destructive technique for materials damage and degradation study especially for fatigue damage assessment. When a purely sinusoidal acoustic wave propagates through a degraded material, it distorts and generates harmonics of the fundamental waveform because of the nonlinearity of the propagation medium. A quantitative measure of the wave distortion is the ‘acoustic’ nonlinearity parameter. This nonlinearity parameter is proportional to the ratio of the amplitude of the 2nd harmonic to the square of the amplitude of the fundamental of the transmitted ultrasonic signal. In the present work our aim is to apply the NLU to detect the location of maximum localized plastic deformation occurred during fatigue which could be useful for fatigue damage assessment of industrial components to avoid catastrophic failure. We have chosen polycrystalline copper for high cycle fatigue (HCF) study as the microstructure of the polycrystalline copper has been well established during fatigue. In this work we have applied both conventional ultrasonic and NLU techniques to evaluate the fatigue hardening and softening in polycrystalline copper during HCF. For conventional ultrasonic, longitudinal velocity and attenuation coefficients have been determined. It has been observed that the position of maximum localized plastic deformation can not be detected by longitudinal velocity and attenuation coefficients, where as the NLU parameter detects the same at the stage of only 30% of damage corresponds to the total fatigue life of the material. The result of NLU has also been correlated with the hardness during fatigue. This work reveals the potential of NLU to assess the localized plastic deformation during high cycle fatigue much earlier to the failure.”

34th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, July 22-July 27, 2007 at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Grants

India Network Travel Grant Programs 2006


1. Dr. Sivakami Muthusamy, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Population Association of America meetings, Los Angeles, March 29-April1, 2006 presented a paper entitled

“Are Working Mothers in India Investing Less Time in the Next Generation?”

2. Dr. Ajoy Kumar Ray, MST Division, NATIONAL METALLURGICAL Laboratory, Jamshedpur, presented a paper entitled ‘Effect of Ti Diffusivity on the formation of Phases in the interface of alumina-alumina brazed with 97 (Ag40Cu) 3Ti filler alloy’ at the 3rd International Brazing and Soldering Conference, Texas, April 23-26, 2006.

3. Dr. D. Selvi, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, will be presenting four papers including “Effects of Long-term fertilizer Application intensive cropping on Dynamics of deployment on soil Micronutrients under Eco System” at the the 18th World Congress of Soil Sciences, Philadelphia, 9-15 July 2006.

4. Dr. B. Narasimha Murthy, National Institute of Epidemiology, will be presenting a paper entitled “Simple Measures for Reporting the Magnitude of Small Area Variation in Rates” at the XXIII International Biometric Conference, July 16-21, 2006

5. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bhardwaj, Dayal Singh College, Karnal – 132001 will be presenting a paper entitled ‘ Excess Molar Volumes and Spectroscopic Studies for the Binary Mixtures of Alkoxyethanols with amides/amines at 298.15k at the 19th IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics/61st Calorimetric Conference, Boulder, CO, July 30-August 4,2 006.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Indian Culture