For long now, the US has been one of the top overseas choices for the Indian students to pursue different courses in higher education. These students are sure to get a shot in the arm with this latest announcement. With a view to advance bilateral cooperation on climate change, India and the US have launched the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship. In this new initiative, Indian research scholars will work with American institutions in the field.
As per a press release, a call was announced yesterday for the fellowship jointly funded by both the governments and will enable up to 6 Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to work with US host institutions for a period of 6-12 months.
To address the climate change issue in both the countries, the US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi want to build long-term capacity and this fellowship is named after the late Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
The binational US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) under the umbrella of the prestigious Fulbright programme will be operating the fellowship. The reason naming fellowship on Kalam's name would be the fact that he had long advocated for increasing ties between the people of India and the US.