Fellowships

The United States - India Educational Foundation (USIEF) coordinates all Fulbright program initiatives in India, including the advising and selection of its award candidates. Fulbright - Nehru Awards enable the most outstanding students, academics and professionals in India and the US to study, research and engage in work experiences with greater potential benefit for both countries. India has one of the largest Fulbright Programs worldwide, awarding more than 17,000 Fulbright fellowships and other grants to Indians and Americans since it began.


Whether you are a US or Indian citizen, USIEF offers opportunities for you to study, lecture, or pursue research in any academic field.


For Indian citizens, USIEF offers a variety of grants to the US. Scholars are selected through a rigorous application and interview process and receive a high level of support ranging from visa processing and health insurance to a comprehensive pre-departure orientation.


The Commission is also the first point of contact for US citizens coming to India on a Fulbright exchange. USIEF organizes programs and support throughout the year including an arrival orientation in August and an annual Fulbright Review Conference in March.