United States-India Educational Foundation announces Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2022-24, Apply now

 

Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships – United States-India Educational Foundation invites application for Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Program 2023-24.


 

Eligible candidates can apply through the official website. Read on for more details on Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships 2023.

 

Applications are invited in the following fields only:

  • Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Chemistry; 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; Geography (including GIS and Geology); History; Language and Literature; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physics; Political Science (including, but not limited to, International Security and Strategic Studies); Public Health (including, but not limited to, pandemic preparedness and comprehensive surveillance (genomic surveillance, sewage surveillance, sero-surveillance)); Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.

 

Grant Benefits

  • Doctoral Research Fellowships  : The fellowships provide J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees, if any. Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses, conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the U.S. No allowances are provided for dependents. The grant is not sufficient to support family members.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships : These fellowships provide J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance. 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.

 

Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships Dates 2023

Doctoral Research Fellowships

  • Application Process : Ongoing
  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2022, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)
  • Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates : Mid-August 2022
  • USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome : Late September 2022
  • National interviews of short-listed candidates : Early October 2022
  • Program begins : August/September 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  • Application Due Date: August 17, 2022, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)
  • Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates : Mid-September 2022
  • USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome : November 2022
  • National interviews of short-listed candidates : December 2022
  • Program begins : August/September 2023

 

Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships Eligibility Criteria 2023

For Doctoral Research Fellowships

  • In addition to the General Prerequisites:
  • the applicant should have done adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the U.S. Applicant must be registered for Ph.D. at an Indian institution on or before November 1, 2021. On the online application form, one of the recommendation letters must be from the Ph.D. supervisor that comments on applicants’ research, need for the fellowship, and must indicate the Ph.D. registration date and topic;
  • This grant is intended for Ph.D. students to conduct research essential to their dissertations/thesis. Therefore, the expected Ph.D. thesis submission date should at least be three months after the Fulbright-Nehru grant end date. For example, if May 2024 is the grant end date, the applicant cannot submit his/her thesis before August 2024. Please indicate the Ph.D. registration date and the expected Ph.D. thesis submission date in the Applicant Annexure. The applicant can download the Applicant Annexure from the USIEF website;
  • if the applicant is employed, s/he must follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement.

For Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 

  • In addition to the General Prerequisites
  • the applicant must have a Ph.D. or a D.M. degree within the past four years. S/he must have obtained a PhD degree between August 17, 2018 and August 16, 2022. The applicant is required to upload his/her Ph.D. or D.M. degree certificate/ provisional Ph.D. certificate on the online application;
  • the applicant must have publication in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement. S/he must upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) on the online application (not exceeding 30 pages); and
  • If an applicant is employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding the employer’s endorsement. If applicable, obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. The applicant can download the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution from the USIEF website. Candidates working under government-funded projects are also required to get an endorsement from their affiliating institutions in India.

 

Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships Application Process 2023

Doctoral Research Fellowships

  • Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2023
  • Please carefully review the FNDR Applicant Instructions before starting your online application.
  • Please refer to the FNDR Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
  • In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:
  • FNDR Applicant Annexure
  • FNDR Employer’s Endorsement Form

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  • Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2023
  • Please carefully review the FNPostdoc Applicant Instructions before starting your online application
  • Please refer to FNPostdoc Applicant Checklist before submitting the application
  • In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application FNPostdoc Applicant Annexure
  • FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution




For more details and apply please visit the official website