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New Delhi 110 001
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.
Applications are invited in the following fields only: 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 ( 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 United States (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts); Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on waste management and smart cities); and Women's and Gender Studies.
Applicants must demonstrate the relevance of the proposed research to India and/or the U.S., its benefit to the applicant's institution, the feasibility of accomplishing the research goal within the stipulated period, and the need to carry out the research in the U.S.
Indian academics and professionals contribute to the internationalization of the curriculum at their U.S. host institutions and the understanding of recent developments not just in India but globally. The recipient will be affiliated as a visiting scholar at a U.S. institution, and will teach courses individually or team-teach.
Lecturing applications are especially welcome.
Note: Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent U.S. experience. Some fellowship programs may have prerequisites and guidelines in addition to those described above. Please review the eligibility criteria for specific fellowships carefully.
FNAPE PREREQUISITES AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
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.
Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent U.S. experience.
In addition to the above, please note the following:
Fields of Study
Applications will be considered only in the following fields:
Once you have created an account, your email address is your User ID. Please follow these steps:
Please select Non-US/Non-Canadian from the drop down menu for “State/Province.”
Preliminary Questions: Complete the following preliminary questions before proceeding with the application form:
Preliminary 1: Do you have or are you applying for U.S. Permanent Residency?
If you have or are applying for U.S. permanent residency, you are ineligible for the Fulbright program.
Preliminary 2: Home Country/Country Applying from?
You must be an Indian citizen residing in India at the time of application. No application will be accepted from Indians residing, working or studying outside of India
If you are invited for an interview, you have to appear in person before the selection committee. Interviews over the internet or the telephone are not permitted.
Preliminary 3: Program?
Select “Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program” from the drop down menu.
Preliminary 4: Category of Grant?
Select the appropriate option from the dropdown menu.
Lecture – If the primary purpose of your project is to teach a course (individually or team-teach) for either a semester (4 months) or an academic year (9 months).
Research – If the primary purpose of your project is to conduct research
Lecture/Research – If your project will combine research and teaching
Do not choose any other option from the dropdown menu.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2016
Timeline and Placement Process
|July 15, 2016||Application due date for 2017-2018 awards|
|August 2016||Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates|
|End-October 2016||National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi|
|Novemberr 2016||USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take TOEFL|
USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
|March-April 2017||USIEF notifies finalists|
|May-June 2017||Pre-Departure Orientation|
|August-September 2017||Program begins