Fulbright-Nehru Student Research

Applicants for Fulbright-Nehru Student Research awards design their own projects and are required to be affiliated with institutions/organizations of higher education approved and listed on the website of the Ministry of Education, Government of India, including those accredited by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC), Medical Council of India (MCI) and other apex level bodies of the Ministry, as required by the specific project proposed. The candidate will be guided or assisted by an academic supervisor from the affiliating institute/organization.


Applicants are encouraged to identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and should include a letter of affiliation with their application, or the details of their correspondence with potential host institutions a part of the Statement of Grant Purpose. The location of the host institution should be suitable for the field research site. USIEF will confirm the proposed affiliation and secure the formal document from the proposed host institution upon final selection for a Fulbright-Nehru grant.


Projects are encouraged in all parts of India, not just the major population centers.


Duration: Nine months


Candidate Profile: All disciplines will be considered. Candidates at all degree levels are eligible.


Deadline: Deadlines vary. Please check with your campus Fulbright representative/committee.


Additional Information:

Please visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/ for grant benefit details and application procedures.


Additional Resources:

To know about the research experiences of past Fulbright-Nehru Student Researchers, you may visit  https://medium.com/research-and-field-work-in-india, an external site developed and maintained by the Fulbright-Nehru Student Researchers Alumni.