India, US launch Fulbright – Kalam Climate Fellowship

Posted on:12 Mar 2016 17:27:19
India, US launch Fulbright – Kalam Climate Fellowship
12 March 2016 Current Affairs: India and United States have launched the Fulbright  Kalam Climate Fellowship enabling Indian research scholars to work with American institutions in the field of climate change.In its first year, this new program will enable up to six Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to work with U.S. host institutions for a period of six to twelve months on climate research and education.The Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship is part of a commitment made by President Obama and Prime Minister Modi to build long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in both countries. The fellowship will be operated by the binational U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) under the umbrella of the prestigious Fulbright program and is named after the late Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a scientist and statesman who long advocated for increasing ties between the people of India and the people of the United States. The fellowship is jointly funded by both governments.Applications for the inaugural class of Fellows are due July 15, 2016

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