Washington, DC - In a new initiative to advance bilateral cooperation on climate change, today the Governments of the United States and India announced the first call for applicants for the U.S.-India Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship.

In its first year, this new program will enable up to six Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to work with U.S. host institutions for a period of six to twelve months on climate research and education.

The Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship is part of a commitment made by President Obama and Prime Minister Modi to build long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in both countries. The fellowship will be operated by the binational U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) under the umbrella of the prestigious Fulbright program and is named after the late Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a scientist and statesman who long advocated for increasing ties between the people of India and the people of the United States. The fellowship is jointly funded by both governments.