India, US launched Fulbright - Kalam Climate Fellowship

Mar 12, 2016 15:00 IST

India and the US on 11 March 2016 launched the Fulbright - Kalam Climate Fellowship. The fellowship programme will enable Indian research scholars to work with American institutions in the field of climate change.

Under the fellowship will 6 Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers will be sponsored to work with US institutions for a period up to one year.

The first call for applicants was announced for the fellowship jointly funded by both the governments. The fellowship will be operated by the bi-national US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) under the umbrella of the prestigious Fulbright programme.

Named after late Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the fellowship is part of a commitment made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama to build long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in both the countries.

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