USIEF offers a wide range of exchange opportunities to Indian citizens in three main categories:
Student Awards to pursue a master's degree or attend a U.S. university as a visiting student researcher,
Scholars and Teacher Awards for academics, teachers and professionals to teach or conduct research in the U.S., and
Professional Development Programs for leadership and skill development.
In addition to providing opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth, Fulbright-Nehru and other exchanges promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and India.
Fulbright-Nehru and other fellowships have, over the years, helped bring the people of India and the United States closer through educational exchanges. USIEF has administered approximately 19,000 grants for Indians and U.S. citizens. USIEF alumni have demonstrated strong leadership in all walks of life, including agriculture, arts, economics, education, environment, humanities and social sciences, public health, and science and technology.
This year marks the inaugural call for applications for the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship. By funding these new fellowships, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of India intend to work in partnership to build long-term capacity in the United States and India by engaging scientific and technical research scholars and professionals related to climate research and education.
Once you find a fellowship of interest, please visit the Current Fulbright Fellows page to learn about recent proposals that have been successful. We also encourage you to talk with Fulbright and other alumni about their experiences in the United States. USIEF staff and our Alumni webpage can help you get in touch with people in your field who will be glad to answer questions. The first application deadline is June 15, 2016.
Screening experts and selection committees look for talented individuals whose projects are important to India and the U.S. and who have the ability to be good "cultural ambassadors". The ideal exchange fellow is one who both contributes important work in his/her field and encourages Indo-U.S. networking during and after the fellowship.
Best wishes to all of you as you explore these exciting fellowship opportunities.
Click here for an e-brochure on 2017-2018 Fellowships for Indian Citizens
Click here for a brochure on 2017-2018 Fellowships for Indian Citizens (Downloadable PDF Format)
Indian Fulbrighters: Ambassadors of Change -- Click here to view a video where alumni share their Fulbright-Nehru experience
Read tips from current Indian Fulbrighters on the application and selection process