Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowships

The Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals the opportunity to do research on contemporary issues and concerns to contribute to the creation of knowledge

The fellowships will be for the duration of up to eight months and will provide opportunities for research

Recipients will be affiliated to a US University or research institution


Areas of Research: Applicants must demonstrate the relevance of the proposed research to India and/or the US, its benefit to the applicant’s institution, the feasibility of accomplishing the research goal within the stipulated period, and the need to carry out the research in the US applications from all disciplines will be considered

Priority fields, Agricultural Sciences, Economics, Education, Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Environment, International Relations, Management and Leadership Development, Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting, Public Administration, Public Health, Science and Technology, Study of India with focus on contemporary issues, and Study of the United States

For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies

Affiliation: The Fulbright Program decides the placement and assists those selected who have been unable to arrange an affiliation

USIEF encourages all applicants to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institutions

Grant Benefits: The fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel; A monthly stipend; Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per US Govt guidelines; A modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance

Subject to availability of funds and Fulbright regulations, grantees may be provided with travel and a dependent allowance for (1) one accompanying dependent

Eligibility: In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicant should Indian faculty/researchers should have a Ph.D degree or equivalent published work with at least five years of college/university level teaching experience

Professionals outside academe should have a Ph.D degree or equivalent published work with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience

If employed, applications should be routed through proper channel

Should enclose a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article); and

Preferably be 50 years of age or under

How to apply: Download application form from website https://www.usief.org.in and reference report

Last date to apply 16th July, 2012


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