India and the United States have launched the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship with an aim to improve bilateral ties on climate change. This fellowship will facilitate Indian scholars to work with American institutes in the same field.
- The application has now been opened for Indian scholars from Friday. The fellowship is jointly funded by both Indian and US governments and will facilitate a maximum 6 Indian PhD scholars and post-doctoral fellows to work with US institutions for a period of 6 to 12 months.
- The Fulbright-Kalam Fellowship is a joint commitment made by both PM Narendra Modi and Barack Obama to establish long-term capacity to address issues related to climate-change in both the countries.
- The fellowship will be operational in US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) under the esteemed Fulbright programme.