Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fulbright-Nehru Post-Doctoral Fellowships aim to provide U.S. junior faculty members the opportunity to carry out a combination of teaching and research at an Indian institution.


Applications from all disciplines will be considered. Priority fields are: 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; Study of India with 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.


During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia (SCA) region may apply for a regional travel grant to give lectures at institutions in eligible SCA countries (Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). This grant will cover travel to and from the destination and lodging may be offered by the hosting institution. It is not necessary to identify a host for the purpose of the Fulbright application, but scholars may wish to do so pending selection. Scholars may only apply for this grant once in-country on their Fulbright grant. As funds are limited, scholars are limited to one such travel grant.


With funding provided by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Commission in India) invites eligible Fulbright scholars in the South and Central Asia region to attend the annual South and Central Asia Fulbright Mid-Year Conference in India in 2015 (usually held in February or March). The conference is an opportunity for current U.S. Fulbright scholars who are on their Fulbright grants in the SCA region at the time of the conference to gather to discuss each other’s work and educational exchange issues and invite suggestions for the future development and enhancement of the Fulbright Program. Financial assistance to attend the conference is provided as an additional Fulbright grant benefit.


Duration: Twelve months


Language: For research, basic knowledge of a local language in the location of research can be an advantage. For teaching, all instruction is in English.


Eligibility: Open to academics only; open to early career applicants (within five years of terminal degree). PhD (or equivalent terminal degree such as MFA, JD, or MD) required.


Deadline: August 1


Additional information:

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