Application Procedure and Guidelines

Application material can be downloaded from this website. Applicants who wish to obtain the relevant application form through e-mail (as an attachment) may send a request to, specifying the grant category in the subject line.

IMPORTANT: You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.

Warning: Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.

Please follow the instructions given on the first page of each fellowship application form.

Unless otherwise specified, you are required to submit your completed application as an e-mail attachment. In addition, you should print a copy of your application and sign it. If you are not employed, please forward the signed copy to the USIEF office in your region. If you are employed, you should forward the signed copy of your application (including enclosures, if any) through the appropriate administrative authority, to the USIEF office within your region. In case of central or state government employees, the signed copy of your application should be forwarded through the cadre controlling authority so as to reach USIEF by the application deadline. Applications must reach USIEF by the specified due date or the following business day if the due date falls on a weekend/holiday.

Incomplete or late applications or applications not forwarded through the proper channel will not be considered.

Applicants are also advised to request three referees to send in their recommendations as per the instructions given on the first page of each fellowship application form. The recommendations should be sent to the Executive Director, USIEF, Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 by the application due date. In case of employed candidates, the employer's comments in the application form must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship.

All entries in the application form must be computer-generated and not hand-written. Please do not exceed the word limit or attach additional pages to answer questions, unless otherwise specified.