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 Ph.D. 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 will waive all tuition fees and contribute a stipend of $18,000 per academic year for up to four years. Previous recipients of the award are Avijit Sengupta from IIT-Bombay and Veena Subramanian from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Speaking about the fellowship, Ms. Veena Subramanian said, “To receive a scholarship honoring Dr. Kalam was beyond my expectations. Achieving the Kalam fellowship has allowed me to channel my energy in its entirety towards research. I am currently pursuing my graduate thesis research and my work is focused on understanding the molecular basis of Bloom’s syndrome, a human genetic disorder that is associated with extraordinary cancer predisposition and signs of premature aging”.