University of South Florida Launches Third Annual Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2018-19

Mumbai, January 18th , 2018 – The University of South Florida (USF) has announced the launch of their third annual A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship. The student award is open to an “exemplary” Indian student who has graduated from or is about to graduate from an Indian University and is seeking to pursue a PhD degree in specified Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programmes at USF. Apart from Engineering and Business – the two most popular choices for Indian students at USF – the list also includes Applied Anthropology, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Marine Science and Psychology. The Kalam Fellow will get a full tuition waiver for four years and receive a stipend of $18,000 per academic year.

The Kalam Fellowshipwas launched in 2015 to honour President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and in memory ofhis visit to USF in 2012. A popular and respected icon for India’s youth,President Kalam was a strong advocate for education and a passionate supporterof clean energy and energy independence. USF named Avijit Sengupta, a designresearcher from Kolkata and a graduate from IIT-Bombay, as the first KalamFellow for the 2016-17 academic year.  Last year, a Master's graduatefrom the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, Veena Subramanian, received the Kalam Fellowship forthe 2017-18 academic year. Her work with the PhD program at USF aims tomake an impact in the areas of genome integrity and aging mechanisms, whichwill enhance the understanding of issues facing the elderly population andallow researchers to find solutions to their pressing needs.


The deadline forapplications for the 2018-19 Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship is March 15,2018. Full details, eligibility criteria, and application forms are availableon

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