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


  • Eligibility: Masters seeking to pursue PhD at University of South Florida.
  • Benefits: Tuition fee waiver, stipend of $18,000 over the nine months ($2,000 per month), stipend and assistantship for three years, airfare, housing.


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.


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)


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

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.

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