To mark the late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary, the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa announced the launch of the Fifth Kalam Postgraduate (PhD) Fellowship. The Fellowship, named in his honor and memory of his 2012 visit to USF, is offered to students who have graduated (or are in the process of graduating) from an Indian university in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program.
The online application to USF for a Ph.D. program requires submission of a research proposal in any of the following areas: Applied Anthropology, Applied Physics, Business Ph.D. programs, Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science & Engineering, Engineering, Criminology, Integrative Biology, Marine Science and Psychology.
Awarded to one student per academic year, the USF fellowship waives tuition fee for all four years, pays health insurance and fees and also provides a 12-month, $22,000 stipend, courtesy of the USF Provost’s Office.
Previous winners include AvijitSengupta of IIT Bombay, Veena Subramanian of the Indian Institute of Sciences in Bangalore and ArjunKadian from the University of Pune. All three are currently pursuing their Ph.D. research at USF.
Full details, including eligibility criteria, deadline, and the application form will be available on https://www.usf.edu/world/ by Monday, October 21, 2019. The Fellowship decision will be announced mid-April 2020.
About the University of South Florida The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students (including about 1000 Indian students), the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite category among the state’s 12 public universities.