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India, US launch Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

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The United States-India Educational Foundation formally launched U.S.-India Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship on behalf of both the governments.

India, US launch Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

  • The initiative will advance bilateral cooperation on climate change, which will enable Indian research scholars to work with American institutions in the field.
  • In the inaugural year of the program will enable up to 6 Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to work with U.S. host institutions for a period of 6-12 months on climate research and education.
  • Climate fellowship named after the late President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, is part of a commitment made by the US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in both the countries.
  • The fellowship is jointly funded by both governments and will be operated byThe United States-India Educational Foundation headquartered in New Delhi.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

  • President of the United States Barack Obama and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India launched a new U.S.-India Climate Fellowship Program in September 2014, the to build long-term capacity to address climate change related issues in both countries.
  • Kalam fellowship intend to work in partnership to build long-term capacity in the United States and India by engaging scientific and technical research scholars and professionals related to climate research and education.