Congratulation to Dr. Rajagopalan Balaji, who recently was honored with a Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship and an opportunity to make a difference in his native country of India. 

His Fulbright work centers around developing monsoon forecasting models to aid residents in flood preparedness; exploring the intricate interplay between monsoonal climate and public health; and unraveling the monsoon variability over a timeframe of 5,000 to 10,000 years, along with its role in the peopling of the Indian subcontinent. Starting in August, he will spend four to six months over a two-year period at four host institutions — the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, as well as Gandhinagar, Roorkee and Ashoka Universities. He plans to foster collaborations among these and other institutions in India and facilitate research exchanges between the universities in India and CU Boulder.

More about him and his Fulbright work is available here, and this YouTube video