The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and India through academic and cultural exchange. Since 1950, the Fulbright Program has sponsored Indians from all walks of life to gain a greater understanding of U.S. society, culture, and values, and to foster a deeper appreciation of India amongst their American colleagues.

USIEF is pleased to announce Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships and other opportunities for the academic year 2019-2020.

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at select U.S. colleges and universities.

These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships

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.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

These 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 24 months.

Application Deadline: July 16, 2018

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships

The Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence 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.

Depending on the U.S. host institution, it is likely that the grantee may contribute towards developing curriculum and conducting workshops and seminars. These fellowships are for four to nine months. If you are applying for a Flex Award, the minimum length of
the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months.

Application Deadline: July 16, 2018

Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar

The Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar (IEAS) aims to provide
Indian college and university administrators the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the U.S. higher education system.

This seminar is designed for Indian college and university administrators with at least two years of experience in international program development and management at their institutions in India.

Applicants must be middle to senior-level college or university administrators (vice chancellors, deans, department heads, directors of international centers or offices, foreign student advisors, registrars etc.) who have substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions and who wish to build capacity of their faculty and students through international collaborations and exchange and innovative curricular design.

Twelve Indian higher education administrators will be selected to participate in the two-week seminar scheduled in October 2019. Participants will have to submit a report of their visit.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships 

a. Doctoral Research: These 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.

b. Postdoctoral Research: These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate 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 12 months.

Application Deadline: July 16, 2018

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which is a Fulbright program, brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States for ten months of non-degree graduate study and related practical professional experiences.

The program is designed to meet the requirements of policy makers, planners, administrators, and managers in the government, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, who have a public service commitment, demonstrated
leadership potential, and commitment to their own country’s development.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

Applications are invited from early career English teachers teaching at college level or professionals in related fields (e.g., American Studies, American/English Literature, etc.) for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program.

Selected FLTAs from India will teach Bengali, Hindi, or Urdu at select U.S. campuses during their nine-month non-degree grant beginning August/September 2019.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (FDAI) is designed for full-time Indian teachers teaching any subject at any level (primary, middle or secondary) at a school in India. This program is also open to primary and secondary level library media specialists, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, special education coordinators, and administrators who spend at least fifty percent of their time teaching or working directly with students. Teacher trainers are also eligible.

The competition for 2019 is likely to be announced in November/December 2018.

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (FTEA) Program is a six-week nondegree, non-credit academic program at a U.S. University which provides selected teachers with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.

The international participants travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs in either spring or fall of an academic year. The Fulbright TEA program provides academic seminars on teaching methodologies and strategies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology training.

Intensive English language instruction is offered to teachers who need additional practice. The program also includes a practicum of at least 40 hours with a U.S. partner teacher in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S.
classroom environment.

The competition for 2019 is likely to be announced in November/December 2018.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program brings scholars and professionals from other countries to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities that do not often host visiting scholars.

Under this program, interested U.S. institutions submit proposals to invite scholars for one or both terms of the academic year to teach courses in area studies, in inter-disciplinary programs that focus on global issues, or in courses where participation of the foreign scholar can provide a cross-cultural or international perspective. The SIR program is
especially appropriate for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions and community colleges in the U.S.

How to apply 

Applicants have to complete an online application. Application instructions can be downloaded from USIEF website.

Please visit the webpages of the fellowship categories for specific details.

Contact

Residents of Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir,
Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh, Phone: 011 4209 0909
E-mail: ip@usief.org.in

Residents of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry, Phone: 044 2857 4275, E-mail: usiefchennai@usief.org.in

Residents of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Telangana, Phone: 040 4033 8300/2438, 8008465712 E-mail: usiefhyderabad@usief.org.in

Residents of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram,
Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and West Bengal, Phone: 033 3984 6310, E-mail: usiefkolkata@usief.org.in

Residents of  Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, and Daman and Diu, Phone: 022 2262 4603, E-mail: usiefmumbai@usief.org.in

For full details, view the brochure given here

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