Applications are invited for Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships available for Indian citizens. Fellowships will be awarded for faculty, researchers and professionals to teach, conduct research or carry out a combination of teaching and research at a US institution.
The aim of the Fellowship is to enable and encourage academically able students from India.
The Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals residing in India the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or carry out a combination of lecturing and research at a U.S. institution.
Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S. The applicant may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- Application Deadline: July 16, 2018
- Course Level: Fellowships are offered for faculty, researchers, and professionals to teach, conduct research or carry out a combination of teaching and research at a US institution.
- Study Subject: Applications are invited in the following fields only:
Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Climate Change Sciences; Computer Science (including, but not limited to, cyber security, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; History; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.
- Scholarship Award:
- Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;
- The grant must have two segments. Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;
- Applicants may propose one-month segment only once;
- Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years;
- Grants may begin any time from August 2019. Grants must begin by March 31, 2020;
- Grant activities must be completed by August 31, 2021; and
- Only offered for research grants.
No more than 25% of the total Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Awards will be considered for the Flex option. USIEF will consider up to six Flex Grants. A maximum of two round-trip economy class air tickets for the grantee only will be provided (one ticket per trip).
In addition to their research activities, Flex scholars agree to undertake activities recommended by USIEF, including: engaging with the host institution academic community, participating in seminars, giving public talks, and mentoring students. Applications that propose grant periods during the host institution’s academic year are preferred. Scholars who wish to visit the host institution outside of the academic year will need to demonstrate clearly how they will engage with the host institution community.
- Number of Scholarships: Not Known
- Nationality: Indian citizens
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: Indian citizens can apply for these Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships.
- Entrance Requirements: In addition to the General Prerequisites:
- Faculty/researchers should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work with at least five years of relevant teaching/research experience;
- professionals outside academe should have a master’s degree or equivalent published work with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience;
- you should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) in your online application; and
- If employed, at the time of submitting the application, please follow the instructions carefully regarding Letter of Support from Home Institution. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the Letter of Support from Home Institution. You can download the Letter of Support from Home Institution from the USIEF website.
- English Language Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S. The applicant may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Applicants must submit letters of reference/recommendation. Applicants should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) in their online application.