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President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open01-Mar-2016
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Award Tuition fee waiver, stipend of $18,000 over the nine months ($2,000 per month), stipend and assistantship for three years, airfare, housing.
EligibilityMasters seeking to pursue PhD at University of South Florida.
Scholarship provider contact details

University of South Florida
Office of International Admissions
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, BEH 236
Tampa, Florida 33620-6900
Phone: +1 813-974-8884
Fax: +1 813-974-2662 (Freshmen & Transfer International Applicants) (Graduate International Applicants)

What is President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2016?

This Postgraduate Fellowship is announced in honor of President A.P.J. Kalam. President Kalam was a strong advocate for young people and a passionate supporter of clean energy and energy independence.

He visited the University of South Florida (USF) in 2012 and is remembered affectionately by USF and the vibrant Indian heritage community in Tampa Bay, Florida.

One award will be offered each academic year effective from the 2016-2017 academic year.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The student award will be offered to a student who graduated from or is about to graduate from an Indian University and is seeking to pursue a PhD degree in the following subject/discipline at the University of South Florida:

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

How can you apply ?

All candidates must have submitted a USF graduate application and established a university ID number at the USF graduate admissions portal. Once admitted to USF the awardee will comply with all USF regulations, processes and procedures and all applicable law. Upon completion of online application, candidates must scan the following materials and email them to

A letter expressing interest describing his/her academic success and area of intended study

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research and evidence of scholarly activity
  • Three letters of recommendation on academic and/or professional letterhead
  • Postgraduate Fellowship Form

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

Terms and Conditions


The University of South 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 met by the awardee.


Application for the award will be made to USF World, which will also be solely responsible for allocating the award. The Postgraduate Fellowship will recognize laudable students who graduated from or is about to graduate from an Indian university, have exceptional academic credentials, and a passion for the STEM fields of study. Applicants must demonstrate experience in his or her discipline, research productivity, and professional contributions and achievements to the field.

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