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USF extends deadline for Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2018-19

April 29, 2018

The University of South Florida (USF) – one of the top ranked varsities in the US – has extended the deadline for its prestigious Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship to April 30, 2018. The fellowship is designed for students who have graduated from or are preparing 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 programmes; 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 US$ 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, Veena Subramanian said, “To receive a scholarship honouring 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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Founded in 1956 and home to more than 48,000 students, USF is one of the top ranked universities in USA.

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