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Kulkarni Foundation Summer Research Fellowship

Summer Research Fellowship program offered by the Graduate School includes both the Graduate School Summer Research Fellowships and the narrowly targeted Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship.

The Summer Research Fellowship provides support to outstanding University of Maryland doctoral students at “mid‐career,” that is, in the period approximately before, during, or after achievement of candidacy. The fellowships provide doctoral students the opportunity to concentrate fully on their own scholarly activities and research, for the duration of a summer, at a critical moment in their graduate studies.  The Fellowship carries a stipend of $5,000 with specific cost-share requirements, as detailed in the Guidelines. These fellowships are not intended for dissertation completion and there is no tuition award.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates for the Kulkarni Fellowship must be graduates of the India Institute of Technology and currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Maryland. Candidates must be able to show that a summer of focused work will enable them to prepare for or complete a key benchmark in their program’s requirements.

Nominations from the program will signify a cost-sharing commitment as is detailed in the guidelines.

Nomination Process: Each department/program may nominate up to two students for the Graduate School Summer Research Fellowships and up to two students for the Kulkarni Fellowship. Nominations are due to the Graduate School by noon on Wednesday, March 8, 2017*.  

Eligible students must contact their department for the department’s internal deadline.

Summer Research Fellowship Guidelines

Nomination Cover Sheet

Advisor and DGS Instruction Sheet


Award Recipients


Vipin Agarwal, Mechanical Engineering
Faez Ahmed, Mechanical Engineering
Ayan Mallik, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Debdatta Sinha Roy, Decision, Operations, and Information Techonology


Pradip Gatkine, Astronomy
Souvik Bhattacherjee, Computer Science
Pritam Mukherjee, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shayandev Sinha&nbsp, Mechanical Engineering


Arnab Dhabal, Astronomy
Snigdha Chaturvedi, Computer Science
Abhinav Mishra, Nutrition and Food Science
Jayanta Mondal, Computer Science


Shantanu Debnath, Physics
Anup Menon, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ayan Moitra&nbsp, Mechanical Engineering
Venkata Puvvada, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Biswadip Dey, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ravi Garg, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Srimoyee Sen, Physics
Vikas Shivashankar, Computer Science