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Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020, Eligibility, Application, Dates

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Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020-21 for Doctoral Research

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020 – Applications are invited from eligible candidates for Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Doctoral Research 2020-21.

In order to address the climate change issues in India and the US, the two countries have launched the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship, an initiative to advance bilateral cooperation on climate change.

According to newspaper reports, the first call for applicants was announced for the fellowship jointly funded by both the governments and will enable up to six Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to work with US host institutions for a period of 6-12 months.

 

Also see: Scholarships in India 2019

 

The fellowship has been named after the late Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and is part of a commitment made by the US President Barack Obama and Prime.

The selected candidates will have affiliation with one U.S. host institution during the grant

  • Placement confirmations: April-May 2020
  • Program begins: August-September 2020

Fellowship Details

  • Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships are offered for:

Doctoral Research

  • These fellowships are designed for Indian scholars, who are registered for PhD in an Indian institution.
  • These fellowships are for six to nine months.

Postdoctoral Research

  • These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers, who are in an early stages of their research career.
  • Postdoctoral fellows will have access to some of the finest resources in their area of interest and will help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions.
  • These fellowships are for eight to twelve months

Grant Benefits

  • These fellowships provide round-trip economy class air tickets between India and the U.S., a monthly stipend, accident and sickness program for exchanges as per the U.S. Govt. guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.
  • In case of postdoctoral research grantees, and subject to availability of funds, a dependent allowance and international travel may be provided for one accompanying eligible dependent provided the dependent is with the grantee in the U.S. for at least 80 per cent of the grant period.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020

For Doctoral Research

  • Candidates registered for their Ph.D. should have conducted adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the U.S. The candidate must be registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution on or before September 1, 2018.
  • In the candidate’s online application form, one of the referees must be the candidate’s Ph.D. supervisor. The supervisor should indicate the PhD registration date and topic. The supervisor should also provide comments on the candidate’s research work and the usefulness of the fellowship.
  • Applicants should upload a “writing sample,” such as a copy of an article, a paper published or presented, or extracts from the master’s degree /M.Phil. thesis in the online application form.

For Postdoctoral Research

  • Applicants should have been awarded a Phd. degree within the past four years. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree between July 16, 2015 and July 15, 2019. Applicants are required to upload their Ph.D. degree certificate or provisional Ph.D. certificate in the online application;
  • Applicants must be published in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement. Applicants should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper or article) in the online application; and
  • Please determine your grant duration carefully. Should you be selected for a grant, it will be for the period you specified in your application. The duration cannot be changed.

 

Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020 Application Process

  • Just follow the below steps to apply for the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020-21.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Doctoral Research

  • Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2020
  • Please carefully review the Application Instructions before starting your online application. Please refer to the Applicant Checklist before submitting the application. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:
  • Applicant Annexure
  • Employer’s Endorsement Form (if applicable)

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research

  • Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020
  • Please carefully review the Application Instructions before starting your online application. Please refer to the Applicant Checklist before submitting the application. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:
  • Applicant Annexure
  • Letter of Support from Home Institution (if applicable)

 

Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020 Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: 15th July 2019, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)
  • Program announcement and application form available online: 15th January 2019
  • Application deadline for 2020-2021 awards: 15th July 2019
  • Screening committee/field-specific experts review applications and shortlist candidates for interviews: Mid-August 2019
  • National interviews of shortlisted candidates in Delhi: Early October 2019
  • Principal and alternate nominees are notified that they are recommended. Doctoral Research nominees take TOEFL.: Mid October 2019
  • USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement: Late October 2019
  • Placement confirmations: April-May 2020
  • Program begins: August-September 2020

 

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