I have started my life in a small village in India and benefited from the generosity of my teachers and many mentors. Having been born and educated in a developing country and then working in the developed world most of my career…it is time for me to give something back to the developing world.
The Chennupati and Vidya Jagadish endowment fund was established by Professor Chennupati Jagadish and his family.
Chennupati Jagadish is a Distinguished Professor working in the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering. His list of accolades and awards is extensive.
He was born and educated in a developing country but has worked in the developed world for most of his career. Professor Jagadish has funded this endowment to ensure that researchers from developing countries have the opportunity to access world class facilities such as those at ANU.
I am grateful for the opportunities I had in my life and would like to provide opportunities for others.
The fund will support the Chennupati and Vidya Jagadish Visiting Scholarship and Fellowship Awards, which will give students and researchers from developing countries the chance to travel to the Research School of Physics and Engineering at ANU to pursue collaborative research for up to 12 weeks. The Award provides researchers an important opportunity to form international links with colleagues while raising the profile of their home country in the field of physics.