USIEF invites applications for Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2021-22. 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.
Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Climate Change Sciences, 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; History; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; 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.
These 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, 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 per cent of the grant period.
- the applicant must have a Ph.D. or a DM degree within the past four years. S/he must have obtained Ph.D. degree between July 16, 2016 and September 15, 2020. The applicant is required to upload his/her Ph.D. or DM degree/provisional certificate on the online application;
- the applicant must be published in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement. S/he must upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) on the online application; and
- If applicant is employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding Letter of Support from Home Institution. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. The applicant can download the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution from the USIEF website. Candidates working under government-funded projects are also required to get endorsement from their affiliating institutions in India.
|September 15, 2020||Application due date for 2021-2022 awards|
|October – November 2020||Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates|
|Mid November 2020||USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome|
|Mid December 2020||National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi|
|End December 2020||USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended|
|January 2021||USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement|
|March-April 2021||USIEF notifies finalists|
|May 2021||Pre-Departure Orientation|
|August-September 2021||Program begins|
How to apply?
Interested candidates can apply online via this page on or before Sept 15, 2020.