The Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals residing in India the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or carry out a combination of lecturing and research at a U.S. institution. Depending on the U.S. host institution, it is likely that the grantee may contribute towards developing curriculum and conducting workshops and seminars. These fellowships are for four to nine months.
Applications are invited in the following fields: Agricultural Sciences; Education, especially technology-enabled learning, skill building, and faculty development; Energy Studies; International Trade Economics; Public Health Policy and Management; Science and Technology (limited to bioengineering, climate change sciences, computer and mathematical sciences, and neurosciences); Strategic Studies; Study of India (limited to language/literature/linguistics, history, and visual and performing arts); Study of the United States (limited to language/literature/linguistics, history, and visual and performing arts); and Women’s and Gender Studies, especially public policy for gender parity.
Indian academics and professionals contribute to the internationalization of the curriculum at their U.S. host institutions and to the understanding of recent developments not just in India but globally. The recipient will be affiliated as a visiting scholar at a U.S. institution, and will teach courses (individually or team-teach) for either a semester or an academic year.
Lecturing applications are especially welcome.
Applicants must demonstrate the relevance of the proposed research to India and/or the U.S., 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 U.S.
Lecturing and Research
Applicants will carry out a combination of teaching and research activities at the U.S. host institution. Please specify the percentage of the grant for each activity and define this in your project statement. For instance, if you plan to spend 60% of your grant duration for research and 40% for teaching, your project statement should demonstrate this allocation. Teaching could include courses (individually or team-taught) or a series of seminars at the U.S. institution.
You will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution for your grant. USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institutions. If you have secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, please include it as a part of your application.
The fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance. Subject to availability of funds, in case of grantees on eight or nine month grants, 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% of the grant period.
In addition to the General Prerequisites:
faculty/researchers should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work with at least five years of relevant teaching/research experience;
professionals outside academe should have a Master’s degree or equivalent published work with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience;
You should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) in your online application; and
If you are employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNAPE Employer’s Endorsement Form. You can download the Employer’s Endorsement Form from the USIEF website.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Click the links below for the following:
Application Due Date: July 1, 2014
You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.
Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.
Unless otherwise specified, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be submitted online.
Application received after the deadline will NOT be considered.
Transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted