USIEF engages institutions of higher education in the U.S. and in India to help foster and enhance linkages between them. USIEF seeks to deepen institutional ties in numerous ways: in areas of collaborative research, study abroad programs, faculty exchanges and seminars for higher education administrators from both countries.
USIEF administers the U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Awards. USIEF also provides briefings to visiting delegations of American academics and administrators who are exploring India for further understanding of the Indian higher education system. Similar briefings are also provided to Indian academics and administrators seeking to strengthen academic partnerships with American institutions.
USIEF also organizes the annual Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators seminars for U.S. and Indian higher education administrators to visit each other’s countries for two weeks. These are capacity building efforts to enable administrators to make informed decisions about enhancing academic ties between American and Indian institutions of higher learning.