University of South Florida extends deadline for Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2018-19
Fellowship 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. (Photo: Agency)

The (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”.

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