University of South Florida Extends Deadline for Third Annual Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 201

Mumbai, April 20th , 2018 – The University of South Florida (USF) has extended the deadline for its prestigious Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship to April 30, 2018. This award is offered to a student who has graduated from or is about to graduate from an Indian University and is seeking to pursue a PhD degree in any of the following disciplines at USF: Applied Anthropology; Applied Physics; Business PhD programs; Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science & Engineering; Engineering; Criminology; Integrative Biology; Marine Science; Psychology.

USF willwaive all tuition fees and contribute a stipend of $18,000 per academic yearfor up to four years.

Previousrecipients of the award are Avijit Sengupta from IIT-Bombay and VeenaSubramanian from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Speakingabout the fellowship, Ms. Veena Subramanian said, “To receive ascholarship honoring Dr. Kalam was beyond my expectations. Achieving the Kalamfellowship has allowed me to channel my energy in its entirety towardsresearch. I am currently pursuing my graduate thesis research and my work isfocused on understanding the molecular basis of Bloom’s syndrome, a humangenetic disorder that is associated with extraordinary cancer predispositionand signs of premature aging”. 

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