India and the US, the two countries have launched the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship, an initiative to enhance bilateral cooperation on climate change. This Fellowship will make it possible for the Indian research scholars to work with American institutions in the field.
What is Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship?
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.
This Fellowship is named after the late Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a scientist and statesman who was in favour of ties between the people of India and the people of the United States.
Key Points of Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship
This Fellowship will largely be emphasizing on facilitating Indian research scholars to work with American institutions in the field of climate change.
Under this fellowship 6 Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers will be sponsored to work with US institutions for a period of 6-12 months.
The selected candidates will be having affiliation with one U.S. host institution during the grant.
The fellowship will be operated by the binational U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) under the supervision of the prestigious Fulbright program.
It will be jointly funded by both Indian and the US government.
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