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President APJ Abdul Kalam Postgraduate fellowship 2017-18 foreign scholarship

University of Florida(USF)
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Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2016 at University of South Florida.

University of South Florida(USF) has announced this fellowship in the honor of Dr. Abdul Kalam who was a great leader and a passionate supporter of clean energy and energy independence. One fellowship will be awarded in each academic year. Fellowship will be awarded to a student who wants to pursue PhD degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Selection of candidates for Abdul Kalam Fellowship will be made on the basis of exceptional academic record and  passion for study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) fields of study. The applicant has to demonstrate experience in his/her discipline, research productivity and professional contribution and achievement in his field.


Eligibility criteria for Abdul Kalam Fellowship: 

1.Abdul Kalam Post-Graduate Fellowship will be offered to the student who has graduated from or is about to graduate from any recognised India University. 

2.The applicant must be an Indian citizen seeking to pursue a PhD programme at University of South Florida in the following subject/discipline.

  • Applied Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Business PhD programs
  • Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Criminology
  • Integrative Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Psychology



Deadline Details
  • Last date for submitting applications for Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship-2017-18 is 1st March 2017
  • Fellowship decisions will be announced in mid-May 2017. 



Scholarship Amount Details

Under Abdul Kalam Post-Graduate Fellowship programme the University of Florida will: 

  • Waive all tuition for a total of up to four years,
  • Contribute a stipend of $18,000 over the nine months of the fall and spring semesters ($2,000 per month) for up to four years. 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,
  • The total stipend amount 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 borne by USF


All Kalam Fellowship candidates must have submitted a USF Postgraduate/PhD application and established a university ID number at the USF graduate admissions portal prior to submitting this form. Once you have a USF ID number, you may apply for the Kalam Fellowship.

  • Click on the apply link of the site to download the application form
  • Take a print out of the application form, fill-up all required information, scan and send it along with other required documents in one composite PDF to Please do not send .jpeg files.

Following documents need to be attached along with the application form:

  • A letter expressing  your interest in the fellowship and the proposed area of study.
  • Curriculum Vitae including your current occupation, your academic and professional experience/ achievement and evidence of scholarly activity
  • Statement of research and evidence of scholarly activity
  • Two letters of recommendation on academic and/or professional letterhead

Note: Submit all materials to by January 15, 2017. Any application without all of the above (and without a USF ID filled in) will be liable to be rejected.


University of South Florida(USF)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue,
CGS 101,Tampa, FL 33620,
USA • 813-974-5528

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