Indian Students got Canadian Scholarships

Two Indian doctoral students have been awarded Canadian scholarships among 37 international researchers.

The two Indian receivers for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for 2009 are Neladri Chattopadhay, who will follow cancer research at the University of Toronto, and Atam Kapoor, who will put his efforts effort in the field of chemical engineering at the University of Alberta.

The awards will enable them to receive $50,000 each per year for up to three years. Once at full capability, the program will support up to 500 new students yearly.

These scholarships were publicized by the Canadian government in budget 2008 and are awarded to the world’s leading doctoral students hailing from crossways Canada and abroad.

Announcing the scholarships in Ottawa, Canadian State Minister of Science and Technology Gary Goodyear said that the recipients of these scholarships are the world’s leading doctoral students and the next age group of researchers, professors and industry leaders who will make significant economic and social contributions in Canada and abroad.

The scholarship program aims to catch the attention of and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who express a high standard of scholarly attainment in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health, in addition to leadership skills.


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