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Kulkarni Foundation Summer Research Fellowship

The Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship is an endowed award and is part of the Graduate School's Summer Research Fellowship Program.  This program 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 Indian 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. 

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Nomination Process: Departments/Programs with eligible students may nominate up to two students for the Kulkarni Fellowship. Nominations are due by noon on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  

Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship Guidelines

Nomination Cover Sheet

Advisor and DGS Instruction Sheet


Award Recipients


Subhojit Dutta, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kamal Gupta, Computer Science
Neha Joshi, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ahana Mallick, Biology


Pranava Jayanti, Physics
Gaurav Kumar, Mechanical Engineering
Mel Vallimyalil, Policy Studies


Proloy Das, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Abhish Dev, Physics
Surabi Rani, Nutrition and Food Science
Saurabh Saxena, Mechanical Engineering


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


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