Fulbright-Nehru Specialist Program 2020 for Indian Universities & Institutions: Apply by May 31

Fulbright-Nehru Specialist Program 2020 for Indian Universities & Institutions: Apply by May 31


The Fulbright Specialist Program provides an opportunity for Indian universities and institutions of higher learning to draw on the expertise of U.S. scholars and professionals and develop linkages with American institutions.

The Specialist grants focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of institutions and broadening institutional cooperation. Fulbright Specialists work in their areas of expertise as they enhance their understanding of the cultural and educational contexts of the host country through engagement with the host community.

Possible Fulbright Specialist Activities
  1. Delivering seminars or workshops
  2. Consulting on faculty or workforce development
  3. Developing academic or training curricula and materials
  4. Lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level
  5. Conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution
Eligible Fields

Eligible fields include:

  • Agriculture
  • American (U.S.) Studies (the following specializations with a specific U.S. focus are eligible: art, art history, dance, history, literature, music, popular culture, religion, theater and women’s studies)
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biology Education
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry Education
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Math Education
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies.
Eligible Institutions

Host institutions should be involved in university-level teaching or training, the expansion of partnerships between universities and specialized institutions, and the promotion of international and cross-institutional cooperation. Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  1. Institutions of higher education
  2. Government institutions (ministries or agencies, courts, parliamentary or congressional bodies)
  3. Cultural institutions (conservatories, museums, etc.)
  4. Non-governmental organizations including non-partisan, issue-centered institutions and think tanks
  5. Medical institutions (public health organizations, teaching hospitals, etc.)
How to Apply?

To apply online for the specialist program, click here. The last date to apply is May 31, 2020.

Project proposals submitted via post/ courier or email as a Word or PDF attachment will not be accepted. All project proposals must be submitted online through the FSP Portal only.


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