Deadline: July 15, 2021
Applications for the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships 2022-2023 are now open. The Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships are designed for Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution. These fellowships are for six to nine months.
Applications are invited in the following fields only:
Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Chemistry; Computer Science (including, but not limited to, cyber security, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; Geography (including GIS and Geology); History; Language and Literature; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neuroscience; Performing Arts; Physics; Political Science (including, but not limited to, International Security and Strategic Studies); Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.
- The fellowships provide J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees, if any.
- Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses, conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the U.S. No allowances are provided for dependents. The grant is not sufficient to support family members.
- Must be a responsible Indian citizen who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of India, and thereby help to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India;
- Must not be residing in U.S. during recruitment and placement cycle (January 2021-July 2022);
- Must have a high level of academic/professional achievement.
- Must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S.;
- There will be an interview round for shortlisted candidates;
- Must inform USIEF well in advance if s/he needs to travel abroad (e.g. conference) during the application cycle July 2021 – June 2022;
- Must be eligible for leave, if employed;
- Must be in good health;
- Must not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States; and
- Must give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.
- Applicants must carefully review the FNDR Applicant Instructions before starting your online application.
- Also refer to FNDR Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
- In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:
For more information, visit Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship.