United States-India Educational Foundation offers the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships. These fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals residing in India the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or carry out a combination of lecturing and research at a U.S. institution.

Duration: 4 to 9 months

Flex Award duration: minimum 4 months and the maximum 6 months.

Flex Awards

  • for scholars who require multiple visits to the U.S. and for those who find it difficult to leave their home institutions during the academic year
  • the option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters

Subject areas:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Climate Change Sciences
  • Computer Science (with emphasis on cyber security and digital economy)
  • Economics
  • Education Policy and Planning
  • Energy Studies
  • International Law
  • International Security and Strategic Studies
  • Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications)
  • Neurosciences
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Study of India (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts)
  • Study of the United States (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on waste management and smart cities)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Grant Benefits

  • round-trip economy class air ticket (two round-trip economy class air tickets for Flex),
  • monthly stipend
  • Accident and Sickness Program
  • modest settling-in allowance
  • professional allowance
  • dependent allowance and international travel may be provided for one accompanying eligible dependent

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant (Faculty/researchers) must hold Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work with at least 5 years of relevant teaching/research experience;
  • Applicants who are professionals outside academe must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent published work with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience;
  • Applicant must upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) in the online application; and
  • Applicant, if employed, at the time of submitting the application must obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNAPE Employer’s Endorsement Form.

How to Apply

  • Applications to be submitted online
  • FNAPE Applicant Annexure
  • FNAPE Employer’s Endorsement Form
  • FNAPE Reference Report Form
Quick Overview————-
Organization United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Fellowship Level Research grants
Country USA, India
Subject areas

Agricultural Sciences, Bioengineering, Climate Change Sciences, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Energy Studies, International Law, Materials Science, Neurosciences, Public Health, Urban and Regional Planning, Women’s and Gender Studies

Fellowship amount Mentioned above
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals
Deadline July 15, 2021
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