Organisation : University of South Florida (USF)
Fellowship Name : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2020
Applicable For : Indian Students Who are seeking to pursue a PhD degree in USF
Application Last Date : 03.02.2020
Website : https://www.usf.edu/world/resources/kalamfellowship.aspx
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USF A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship
University of South Florida invites applications for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2020.
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This Postgraduate Fellowship is announced in honor of President A.P.J. Kalam. President Kalam was a strong advocate for young people and a passionate supporter of clean energy and energy independence.
Eligible Programs/Fields Of Study
The student award will be offered to a student who graduated from or is about to graduate from an Indian University and is seeking to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the following subject/discipline at the University of South Florida
** Applied Anthropology
** Applied Physics
** Business Ph.D. programs
** Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology
** Computer Science & Engineering
** Integrative Biology
** Marine Science
Postgraduate Fellowship Application
Step 1 : All candidates must have submitted a USF graduate application by February 3rd and established a university ID number at the USF graduate admissions portal prior to submitting the Kalam Fellowship form.
Step 2 : Once admitted to USF the Awardee will comply with all USF regulations, processes and procedures and all applicable law.
Step 3 : To submit the A.P.J. Kalam application, candidates must scan the following materials and email them to KalamFellowship [AT] usf.edu in one composite PDF
Download Application Form :
** Postgraduate Fellowship Form
** A brief letter outlining your interest in the Fellowship and your proposed area of study.
** Curriculum Vitae including your current occupation, your academic and professional experience/achievement and evidence of scholarly activity
** Statement on intended research for your Ph.D. degree under the Kalam Fellowship
** Two Letters of Recommendation on academic and/or professional letterhead
The University of South Florida will :
** Waive all tuition for a total of up to four years,
** Contribute a stipend of $22,000 that is payable in three installments of $8000 each in the fall and spring semesters and $6000 in the summer semester.
Kalam fellows receive the stipend after the Drop/Add Last Date the first week of classes in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. In addition, the University will pay full-time tuition (up to 12 credits per semester) for graduate-level credit hours taken at USF that count toward your graduate degree,
** The stipends will be payable by USF once the winner of the President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship at the University of South Florida is enrolled at the university for his/her first term,
** All other costs (e.g., airfare, housing at USF, etc.) will be met by the awardee.
Selection Of Awardees
** Application for the award will be made to USF World, which will also be solely responsible for allocating the award.
** The Postgraduate Fellowship will recognize laudable students who graduated from or is about to graduate from an Indian university, have exceptional academic credentials, and a passion for the STEM fields of study.
** Applicants must demonstrate experience in his or her discipline, research productivity, and professional contributions and achievements to the field.
Postgraduate Fellowship Timeline
** October 15 – Announcement of Fellowship opportunity sent to the Indian community
** December 1 – February 3 – (Please check individual graduate programs for due date of application) Applicant must first apply for a graduate program through the USF Graduate Admissions Office, receive a university ID, and then apply for the Kalam no later than February 3rd
** February 3 – Kalam Applications due to USF
** May 1 – Public announcement of winner and timeline for next year