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Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Jun-2016
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AwardMonthly stipend, accident and sickness program, air fare, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees
EligibilityPerson who has registered for Ph. D
RegionAbroad
Scholarship provider contact details

United States-India Educational Foundation
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi 110 001
E-mail: info@usief.org.in
Tel.: +91-11-4209-0909/2332-8944
Fax: +91-11-2332-9718

What is Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships 2016?

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.

Applications are invited in the following fields only: Agricultural Sciences; Bioengineering; 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 labor 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 smart cities and waste management); Women’s and Gender Studies.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The applicant:

  • should be a responsible Indian citizen who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of India, and thereby help to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India;
  • must be residing in India at the time of application. No applications will be accepted from Indians residing, working or studying outside of India;
  • should have a high level of academic/professional achievement;
  • must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S. The applicant may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • if shortlisted for an interview, must appear in person for interview at the USIEF office in New Delhi;
  • must inform USIEF well in advance if s/he needs to travel abroad (e.g. conference) during the application cycle (July 2016 – June 2017);
  • must be eligible for leave, if employed;
  • must be in good health;
  • must not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States; and
  • must give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.

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.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done by Nomination only.

Applicants completing online forms should request referees to submit their reference letters online OR send to the Senior Program Officer, Indian Program, USIEF, Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 in the prescribed format by the application due date.

Terms and Conditions

Affiliation

You will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution for your grant. USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institutions. If you have secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, please include it as a part of your online application.

Grant Benefits

The fellowships provide a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees, if any. Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses, conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the U.S. No allowances are provided for dependents. The grant is not sufficient to support family members.

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