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Category :
Doctoral Research
Research Areas :
Bioengineering; Agricultural Sciences, Computer Science, Women’s and Gender Studies etc
Fellowship Provided by :
Provided to :
Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution

United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) offers Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships for Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution.

The applicant will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution for his/her 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 applicant has secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, please include it as a part of his/her online application.

Subjects Covered

Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; 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.

Grant Benefits

The fellowships are for six to nine months and 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, 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.


General Prerequisites:

The applicants

 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. Material misinterpretation (e.g. plagiarism) at any time during the application or grant period is grounds for selection withdrawal or grant termination, as well as ineligibility for future participation.

In addition to the General Prerequisites: 

Note: These fellowships are for pre-doctoral level research. Applicants with Ph.D. degrees or those at the final stage of Ph.D. thesis submission will not be considered

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at:https://iie.embark.com/apply/ffsp
Please carefully review the FNDR Applicant Instructions before starting your online application
Please refer FNDR Applicant Checklist before submitting the application
In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:

1. FNMaster's Applicant Annexure
2. FNMaster's Employer's Endorsement Form

For more details vist http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Nehru-Doctoral-Research-Fellowships.aspx

Documents Rquired :

Note to the employer: Please review the application and indicate if you support it. Your opinion about the usefulness of the fellowship to the institution as well as to the applicant on his/her return from the U.S. is invited. Also specify whether the applicant will receive leave for the fellowship period, if selected. Please return this form to the applicant. Or please send this form directly to the Senior Program Officer, Indian Program, United States-India Educational Foundation, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 so as to reach no later than the last date of application.


Fulbright House
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi 110001
E-mail: Contact I
Phone: +91-11-4209-0909/2332-8944
Fax: +91-11-2332-9718
Website: www.usief.org.in

Regional Offices


USIEF Regional Office
American Consulate Building
Mount Road, Anna Salai
Chennai 600 006
Email: Contact I
Phone: +91-44-2857-4423/ 4131
Fax: +91-44-2811-2075


USIEF Regional Office
The American Center
38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata 700 071
E-mail: Contact I
Phone: +91-33-3984 6300
Fax: +91-33-2288-1636


USIEF Regional Office
Maker Bhawan 1
IInd Floor New Marine Lines
Mumbai 400 020
Email: Contact I
Phone: +91-22-2262-4603 
Fax: +91-22-2266-3956

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