Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowships

The Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals the opportunity to do research on contemporary issues and concerns to contribute to the creation of knowledge. The fellowships will be for a duration of up to eight months and will provide opportunities for research. Recipients will be affiliated to a US University or research institution.

Areas of Research

Applicants must demonstrate the relevance of the proposed research to India and/or the US, 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 US Applications from all disciplines will be considered. Priority fields are: Agricultural Sciences; Economics; Education; Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Environment; International Relations; Management and Leadership Development; Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting; Public Administration; Public Health; Science and Technology; Study of India with focus on contemporary issues; and Study of the United States. For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include: language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies.


The Fulbright Program decides the placement and assists those selected who have been unable to arrange an affiliation. USIEF encourages all applicants to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institutions.

Grant Benefits

The fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per US Government guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance. Subject to availability of funds and Fulbright regulations, grantees may be provided with travel and a dependent allowance for one accompanying dependent.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicant should:
  • Indian faculty/researchers should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work with at least five years of college/university level teaching experience;
  • professionals outside academe should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience;
  • if employed, applications should be routed through proper channel;
  • should enclose a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article); and
  • preferably be 50 years of age or under.
How to Apply:
Application Deadline: July 16, 2012