Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair Fellowships

The distinguished chair fellowships for four months are designed for full professors to teach graduate students at the host institution, travel to prominent higher education institutions to give guest lectures and take part in symposia and conferences. Distinguished Chairs also work with faculty members at the host institution on program development and curriculum design. Proposals should demonstrate an interest in active collaboration with Indian scholars and the host community.


Academic disciplines that will be considered: Agricultural Sciences; Economics; Education; Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Environment; International Relations; Management and Leadership Development; Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting; Public Administration; Public Health; Science and Technology; the Study of India with a focus on contemporary issues; and Study of the United States. For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include: language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies.


Affiliation to be determined by the United States-India Educational Foundation, but applicant may indicate a preference.


Due to year-end examinations and vacations, teaching is not possible in majority of Indian universities from March through June/ July; therefore, it is advisable that you plan to arrive accordingly, so that you have sufficient teaching time.


During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in the SCA region may apply for a regional travel grant to give lectures at institutions in other SCA countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). This grant will cover travel to and from the destination; lodging may be offered by the hosting university. Scholars may apply for this grant once in-country on their grant, however, they may identify a host institution in advance. As funds are limited, scholars are limited to one such grant.


Duration: Four months


Language: All instruction is in English.


Eligibility: Candidates for this award should hold the rank of full professor and have an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishments and substantial teaching experience.


Deadline: August 1


Additional information:

Please visit www.cies.org for grant benefit details and application procedures.