Deadline: July 17, 2023
Applications for the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Doctoral Research 2024-2025 are now open. The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) administers the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships to build long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in India and the U.S.
The objective is to promote further mutual understanding between the two peoples by a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents – intend to partner to build long-term capacity in the United States and India by engaging scientific and technical research scholars from both countries related to climate research and education.
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship fields include, but not limited to, Energy Studies, Earth Sciences, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Agriculture, Public Policy, Environmental Engineering, and Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.
- The fellowships provide J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Programme 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.
- Applicants registered for their Ph.D. should have conducted adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the U.S. Applicant must be registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution on or before November 1, 2022. On the online application form, one of the recommendations should be from the Ph.D. supervisor that comments on the applicant’s research, the need for the fellowship, and must indicate the Ph.D. registration date and topic.
- This grant is intended for Ph.D. students to conduct research essential to their dissertations/thesis. Therefore, the expected Ph.D. thesis submission date should at least be three months after the Fulbright-Kalam grant end date. For example, if May 2025 is the grant end date, the applicant cannot submit his/her thesis before August 2025. Please indicate the Ph.D. registration date and the expected Ph.D. thesis submission date in the Applicant Annexure. The applicant can download the Applicant Annexure from the supplemental forms section of the online application;
- If the applicant is employed, s/he must follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, the applicant must obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the “Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period; and
- The applicant must upload a copy of original published/presented paper or extracts from the Masters’/M.Phil. thesis in the online application form (not exceeding 20 pages).
- Carefully review the Application Instructions before starting your online application.
- Refer to the Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
- In addition, you must complete Employer’s Endorsement Form (if applicable) and upload on your online application.
For more information, visit Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships.