2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair Program at Emory University

The Visiting Chair Program is designed for Indian scholars who are employed in India for the purpose of research and teaching at Emory University’s main campus in Atlanta. This fellowship will be offered as part of a cost share agreement between the Halle Institute for Global Research at Emory University (Emory) and the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF).

The Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair for the academic year 2024-2025 at Emory will be offered to scholars engaged with Multidisciplinary Approaches to Global Integration. The theme focuses on the deep human, cultural, social, and economic impacts of increasing global connectedness of diverse parts of the world. We are especially interested in the relations between politics, economics, and culture. Examples of exciting topics might include social enterprise approaches among multi-national corporations, geopolitics and its relation to regional cultural practices, and transnational arts movements. The Visiting Chair must have a high level of academic/professional achievement in research and teaching related to Multidisciplinary Approaches to Global Integration, broadly defined. The Visiting Chair will teach and conduct research on Global Integration at Emory and promote mutual understanding through engagement with the host community. USIEF expects the Visiting Chair to generate awareness in the United States about India and the contributions of Indian academia.

Priority will be given to the selection of scholars whose activities are related to graduate, undergraduate, and/or postgraduate programs in India with the objective of increasing the impact of their scholarship in India as a result of their experience in the United States. Strong applications will articulate how the research project connects to and will be supported by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

If selected, the Chair should start his/her grant either in the Fall Semester (August 2024 to December 2024) or the Spring Semester (January 2025 to May 2025). The final dates will be decided by Emory.

Primary Responsibility of Visiting Chair

  • teach an upper-level course on a topic connected to Multidisciplinary Approaches to Global Integration that relates to the scholar’s research broadly in order to attract both graduate and advanced undergraduate students;
  • present at least one public on-campus lecture;
  • participate in seminars, workshops, and network with other scholars on campus; and
  • participate in community engagement.

Important note: The Visiting Chair will teach and conduct research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Global Integration at Emory and promote mutual understanding through engagement with the host community. At Emory University, 25% is considered an appropriate amount of time to dedicate to teaching one course, which will be the teaching load for the Fulbright Visiting Chair. The remainder 75% of the time is for research and research-related activities, such as participating in the academic life on campus at Emory. Please develop your project proposal accordingly – 25% of your time for teaching and 75% for research and participation in academic life at Emory.


Grant Benefits

The fellowship provides a J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, settling-in allowance, books and supplies allowance, professional allowance, and excess baggage allowance. Dependent allowance and international travel may be provided for one accompanying eligible dependent provided the dependent is with the grantee in the U.S. for at least 80 per cent of the grant period.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites:

  • faculty/researchers must have a Ph.D. degree with at least five years of relevant teaching/research experience in Global Integration;
  • professionals outside academe must have a master’s degree with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience in Global Integration;
  • the applicant should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) on the online application (not exceeding 30 pages); and
  • applicants must follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. The applicant must obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the Letter of Support from Home Institution.

How to Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2024

  2. Please carefully review the FNVC Applicant Instructions before starting your online application.
  3. Please refer to FNVC Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload FNVC Letter of Support from Home Institution and upload on your online application.
  5. Also complete and upload FNVC Applicant Annexure (available in supplemental forms section of online application as per the applicant instructions.

Application Due Date: September 18, 2023, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

For any queries contact: fnvc@usief.org.in

Timeline and Placement Process

September 18, 2023 Application deadline
Mid-November 2023 Review of applications
Early December 2023 USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome
Mid-February 2024 Interviews of short-listed candidates
Mid-March 2024 USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees
Early April 2024 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
End April 2024 USIEF notifies the finalists about the FFSB approval
Mid-May 2024 Pre-Departure Orientation
August 2024 or January 2025 Program begins



You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.

Candidates cannot apply for more than one Fulbright-Nehru grants in the same academic year.

Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.

Unless otherwise specified, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be submitted online.

Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

Extensions and Transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted.

Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human Health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs.

Applications submitted prior to February 7, 2023 will NOT BE considered.