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Fulbright Nehru Post Doctoral Research Fellowships 2019-20

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open16-Jul-2018
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AwardMultiple awards
EligibilityPhD scholars
RegionUnited States
Scholarship provider contact details

United States-India Educational Foundation

12 Hailey Road

New Delhi 110 001

Tel- +91-11-4209-0909/2332-8944


What is Fulbright Nehru Post Doctoral Research Fellowships 2019-20?

Fulbright Nehru Post Doctoral Research Fellowships 2019-20 invites applications from PhD scholars for research at post doctoral level. The programme aims to provide opportunities to Indian faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capabilities by providing them with some of the excellent resources in their area of interests. 

Who is offering this scholarship ?

United States-India Educational Foundation provides this fellowships program for Indian researchers.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The Fellowship program is open to following candidates: 

  • The applicant must have a PhD degree (between 16 July 2014 to 15 July 2018)
  • The applicant must demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement.
  • The applicant must be published in reputed journals.
  • The employed applicants must indicate that the leave will be granted for the fellowship period.

How can you apply ?

The applicants should follow these steps to apply
Step 1: To register, click here.
Step 2: Enter all the details and the candidates will get a new login id and password
Step 3: Login with the registered id and fill all the details and upload the necessary documents.
Step 4: Submit the application form.

What are the benefits ?

The applicants will get the following benefits:

  • J1 Visa support
  • Monthly stipend
  • Accident & sickness cover
  • Round trip economy class air ticket from India to US
  • Settling-in allowance
  • Professional allowance

What are the important dates ?

  • 16 July 2018: Application due date for 2019-20 awards
  • August-September 2018: Field specific experts will review the applications
  • Mid-October 2018: Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview in Delhi
  • Last October 2018: USIEF notifies principal and alternative nominees that they are recommended
  • December 2018: USIEF forwards recommended applications to J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship board for approval and placement
  • March-April 2019: USIEF notifies finalist
  • August-September 2019: Program begins.

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants can apply for only one Fulbright Nehru Fellowship category during a competition cycle.
  • Plagiarism in the application may lead to disqualification of the candidature.
  • Extension and transfer of Visa sponsorship will not be permitted.

What are the documents required for the Fulbright Nehru Post Doctoral Research Fellowships 2019-20 ?

The applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed Project statement
  • PhD degree certificate
  • Three reference letters
  • Letter of invitation
  • FNPostDoc Letter of support from home institution (if employed)
  • Additional documentation

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