2025-2026 Fellowships for Indian Citizens

  • 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.
  • Professional development programs for university administrators and policymakers to develop leadership and specialized skills.

Once you find a fellowship of interest, 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.

Selection committees look to identify talented individuals whose projects are relevant to India and the United States. The committees seek candidates who demonstrate the potential to be effective cultural ambassadors.

Indian Fulbrighters: Ambassadors of Change (video)

Tips from current Indian Fulbrighters on the application and selection process


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