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Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities. Postdoctoral fellows will have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest and will help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions. These fellowships are for eight to twenty-four months. Applications are invited in the following fields only: Agricultural Sciences; Bio-engineering; Computer Science (with emphasis on cyber security and digital economy); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; International Law (limited to environmental law, immigration law, and labour law); International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Neurosciences; Public Health; Study of India (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts); Study of the U.S. (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts); Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Benefits of the Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships:

  • These fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel from India to the U.S., a monthly stipend
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance
  • Subject to availability of funds, a 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% of the grant period

Required Eligibility and Conditions for Applying Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships:

  1. Applicant must have a Ph.D. degree within the past four years
  2. Applicant must be published in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement
  3. If applicant are employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNPostdoc Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period
  4. should have a high level of academic/professional achievement

Document Required for Applying Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships:

  1. Bio Page of Passport
  2. Writing Sample
  3. TOFEL/GRE score card
  4. FNPostdoc Applicant Annexure
  5. FNPostdoc Employer’s Endorsement Form
  6. Curriculum vitae
  7. Scanned copies of mark sheets or transcripts and diploma/degree certificates;
  8. Scanned copies of proof of work/professional experience
  9. Three reference letters
  10. D. degree certificate/provisional Ph.D. certificate

Application Procedure:

  1. All applications must be completed online at: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/30/
  2. If this is your first application, you will register as a new user. Click Create an Account under the New User? Section
  3. If you are a re‐applicant, you must create an account using a new email id and password
  4. Application filled should submitted online and upload all the documents
  5. Once you submit your application, you can NO longer make any changes to it

Contact Details:                                            

  1. The applicant can contact to following address: United States-India Educational Foundation, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001
  2. Telephone No.: +91-11-4209-0909/2332-8944
  3. Fax: +91-11-2332-9718
  4. Email ID: postdoc@usief.org.in

References & Details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website: http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Nehru-Postdoctoral-Research-Fellowship.aspx
  2. http://www.usief.org.in/
  3. http://www.usief.org.in/FIC-FAQs.aspx
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