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Nine Indo-Americans awarded US fellowships

Nine Indian-Americans are among 126 US and Canadian scholars awarded with a prestigious American fellowship worth USD 50,000 to further their research in eight key scientific and technical fields.

"The Alfred P Sloan Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 126 outstanding US and Canadian researchers as recipients of the 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships. Fellows receive USD 50,000 to further their research," a statement said. The Indian Americans who were awarded the fellowships are Vivek Shende, Nandini Ananth, Hemamala Karunadasa, Prabal Dutta, Neal Mankad, Padmini Rangamani, Shyam Gollakota, Shantanu Jadhav and Suresh Naidu. The fellowships were instituted annually since 1955. It honour early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders, the foundation said.

"The beginning of a one's career is a crucial time in the life of a scientist. said Paul L Joskow, President of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation.



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