The University of South Florida is offering the Dr Abdul Kalam fellowship for Indian students, to help cover their tuition. The fellowship is available to an Indian graduate student who wants to pursue a PhD degree at the University of South Florida in the following subjects: applied anthropology, applied physics, business PhD programmes, cell biology, microbiology and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science and engineering, criminology, integrative biology, marine science, engineering and psychology.
To apply to this scholarship, applicants must have completed a graduate degree programme. Applicants must also have academic credentials and a passion for the STEM fields of study.
The university will waive off tuition for four years, and contribute a stipend of $18,000 (about Rs 12.2 lakh) over the nine months of the fall and spring semesters ($2,000 per month — about Rs 1.3 lakh).
The Provost’s Office will pay a nine-month stipend for the first year with the department/college contributing a teaching/ research assistantship for up to an additional three years.
Deadline: February 5 Visit: usf.e du/ world/ resources/ ka lam fellowship. aspx. For online forms, visit usf.edu/world/ resources/ kalam_ fellowship_ form 201617. pdf
Source: Hindustan Times dated 20 January, 2016