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Fulbright-Nehru
Fellowships and other
Opportunities in the U.S.
History
 USIEF is a bi-national entity, established by a
treaty between the Governments of India and
the U.S. on February 2, 1950.
 With the new agreement signed on July 4, 2008
to strengthen educational exchanges between the
two countries, the Governments of India and the
U.S. are now equal partners for the Fulbright
Program in India.
 USIEF awards Fulbright-Nehru and other
fellowships.
USIEF’s Mission and Vision
Mission: promote mutual understanding through
educational and cultural exchange
Vision: USIEF as
Education gateway to the U.S. and India
Clearinghouse of education information on both
Advocate for Indo-U.S. educational collaboration
Supporter of quality in and access to education
Mandate
Administration of Fulbright-Nehru and other fellowships
for Indian and American students, faculty and professionals
Promotion of dialogue among Fulbrighters and their
communities as an outgrowth of educational exchange
Educational Advising Services for Indian students
interested in pursuing higher education in the U.S., and U.S.
students in India
Serve as a clearinghouse for linkages between institutions
of higher education in the U.S. and India through (U.S.India Higher Education Cooperation (USIHEC)
The Fulbright Program
History and Philosophy
Established in 1946 by former Senator J. William
Fulbright to:
Increase mutual understanding between the
people of the United States and the people of
other countries
Create a large academic and cultural network
around the world
The Fulbright Program
Worldwide
Operates in 155 countries
Administered by bi-national Fulbright
Commissions in 50 countries and by U.S.
Embassies in others
Since its inception, approximately 300,000
scholars have participated in the Fulbright
Program
7,000 grants are awarded annually
Fulbright in India
 Since
1950, USIEF has administered over 17,000
fellowships, over half of which are Fulbright
Fellowships for Indians and Americans.
 18 Fulbright Alumni Chapters all over India.
Chapters actively organize events for new and
returning Fulbrighters, advising sessions for
Indian students interested in Fulbright and in
U.S. higher education, conduct seminars,
workshops, social welfare activities, and
reunions.
Fellowship Themes
All disciplines including: 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; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s
Studies
Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships
Distinctive Features
• Funded jointly by USG and GOI
• Open to all disciplines – unless otherwise
specified
• Open to at-large applicants (independent scholars
and professionals)
• For 2011, USIEF will award around 140
Fulbright-Nehru grants
• For 2012, USIEF will offer approximately 110
Fulbright-Nehru grants
Prerequisites for Fulbright
Applicants – Indian Nationals
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High level of academic/professional achievements
Proficiency in English language
Present in India at the time of submitting the application
If employed, applications should be routed through
proper channel
 Not be residing in the U.S.
 Not be applying for or holding permanent residence
(green card) in the U.S.
 Not have been in the U.S. during the past three years on a
teaching/research/study assignment for a continuous
period of three months or more
Fellowships for Students
Grant Category Major Areas
Designed For
FulbrightNehru
Master’s
Fellowships
for
Leadership
Development
Up to 2 years
For outstanding and highly
motivated individuals who
demonstrate leadership
qualities, have completed
equivalent of a U.S.
Bachelor’s degree, have at
least three years professional
or work experience, and are
committed to return and
contribute to their
communities.
Age: preferably between 25
and 30
•Arts and Culture
Management including
Heritage Conservation and
Museum Studies
•Communication Studies
•Conflict Resolution
•Economics
•Environment
•Public Administration
•Urban and Regional
Planning
•Women’s Studies
Fellowship for Researchers, Students and
Mid-Career Professionals
Grant
Major Areas
Designed For
FulbrightNehru
Doctoral and
Professional
Research
Fellowships
All fields including 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
Registered
Ph.D. scholars
and
professionals
with work
experience,
For 9 months
accomplishments
Age: preferably
not above 45
Fellowship for Researchers, Students and
Mid-Career Professionals
Grant
Major Areas
Designed For
FulbrightNehru
Postdoctoral
Research
Fellowships
All fields including 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
Indian scholars
and
professionals
who have a
Ph.D. degree
from an Indian
institution
between July,
2007 and July,
2011.
For up 12
months
Age: preferably
not above 45
Fellowships for Researchers
Grant
Category
FulbrightNehru
Senior
Research
Fellowships
Up to 8
months
Major Areas
Designed For
All fields including 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
Faculty,
researchers and
professionals
with a Ph.D. or
equivalent
published work
Age: preferably
not above 50
Fellowships for Lecturers
Grant
Category
Major Areas
Designed For
FulbrightNehru
Visiting
Lecturer
Fellowships
All fields including 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
Faculty, researchers
and professionals
with a Ph.D. or
equivalent published
work
Up to 4
months
Age: preferably not
above 50
Fellowships for Researchers,
Mid-Career Professionals
Grant
Category
FulbrightNehru
Environmental
Leadership
Program
(FNELP)
For up to 4
months
Major Areas
Designed For
• Environmental
Information/Systems
Reporting
• Environmental
Education
• Environmental Policy,
Regulations and Law
• Environmental Sciences
and Toxicology
• Environmental
Management
• Mid-level environment
professionals in public/private
sector or non-governmental
organizations
• Preferably have a master’s or a
professional degree
• The program will combine
short-term practical
training/internship at U.S.
environmental organizations
Age: preferably not above 50
Fellowships for
Mid-Career Professionals
Grant
FulbrightNehru
International
Education
Administrators
Seminar
For 2 Weeks
Objectives
Designed For
To learn about various facets of
U.S. higher education, including
the types of institutions,
accreditation, curriculum
development, fund raising,
student services and
international education on U.S.
campuses, as well as share
knowledge on Indian higher
education. Topics include
research collaborations, faculty
and student exchanges, and study
abroad.
For mid- to seniorlevel Indian college
and university
administrators with
at least two years of
experience in
international
program
development and
management at their
institutions. Age: 55
years or under
preferred.
Fellowships for
Mid-Career Professionals
Grant Category
Major Areas
Designed For
Fulbright-NehruCII Fellowships
for Leadership in
Management
• Finance/Accounting
• Systems/Operations
• Organizational
Behavior
• Manufacturing
• Strategic Planning
Mid-level
managers in
Indian industries
For 10 Weeks
Age: preferably
not above 45
Fellowships for Students,
Lecturers and Teachers
Grant Category
Areas
Designed For
Fulbright
Foreign
Language
Teaching
Assistant
(FLTA)
Program
9 months
Bengali
Gujarati
Hindi
Urdu
For young college teachers of
English or those training to be
teachers of English with at
least a Master’s in English.
Age: 21-29 years
Fellowships for Teachers
Grant
Category
Major Areas Designed For
Fulbright
Teacher
Exchange
Program
English
Indian school teachers (6th to 12th
Mathematics grades)
Provides opportunities for Indian
Science
secondary school teachers to
participate in Direct Exchanges of
positions with US teachers and to
work within a US school system and
experience US society and culture for a
semester.
For 5 months
Fellowships for Teachers
Grant
Category
Designed For
Program
Distinguished
Fulbright
Awards in
Teaching
For a Semester
• Primary to
secondary school
full time teachers;
• At a U.S. host university for a
semester, the Distinguished
Teachers will attend advanced
undergraduate or graduate level
classes;
• Team-teach in schools and/or
conduct seminars or workshops
for U.S. teachers; and
• Work toward completion of
an action-based research project
of their own design
• Administrators/
academic
coordinators who
spend at least 50%
of their time in
classroom teaching
Fellowships for Mid-Career Professionals
Grant
Major Areas
Designed For
Hubert H.
Humphre
y
Fellowship
Program
Agricultural and Rural Development;
Communications/Journalism; Economic
Development; Educational Administration,
Planning and Policy; Finance and Banking;
Higher Education Administration; HIV/AIDS
Policy and Prevention; Human Resource
Management; Law and Human Rights; Natural
Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate
Change; Public Health Policy and Management;
Public Policy Analysis and Public
Administration; Substance Abuse Education,
Treatment and Prevention; Teaching of English
as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or
Curriculum Development); Technology Policy
and Management; Trafficking in Persons, Policy
and Prevention; Urban and Regional Planning
Mid-level
professionals –
policy makers,
planners,
administrators
and managers in
the govt., public
and private
sectors and
NGOs with a
Master’s or fouryear professional
degree
For 10
months
Fellowships for Students, Researchers,
Mid-Career Professionals
Grant
Major Areas
Designed For
International
Fulbright
Science and
Technology
Award
Aeronautics and Aeronautical Engineering,
Agriculture (theoretical or research-based
focus only), Astronomy/Planetary Sciences,
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry,
Computer Sciences/Engineering, Energy,
Engineering (aerospace, electrical, chemical,
civil, industrial, mechanical, ocean, and
petroleum), Environmental
Science/Engineering (theoretical or science
research-based focus only), Geology/Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences, Information
Sciences and Systems (engineering focus
only), Materials Science/Engineering,
Mathematics, Neurosciences, Oceanography,
Public Health (biostatistics or
• Students, researchers,
and mid-career
professionals in the
field of science and
technology for Ph.D.
degree in a US
university
• Have completed
equivalent of a US
bachelor’s degree with
at least 60% marks
Up to 3 years
epidemiology) and Physics
Fulbright Scholar-inResidence
Grant
Category
Fulbright
ScholarinResidence
Major Areas
Designed For
Inter-disciplinary
programs that focus
on global issues with
cross-cultural or
international
perspective
Scholars and professionals to
lecture at US small liberal arts
colleges, minority-serving
institutions
Note: US institutions submit
proposals to invite scholars
Selection Process Timeline
Core program announcement
for lecturers, researchers,
professionals, teachers,
policy planners,
administrators, and students
Application
deadline
4-6
weeks
18-20
weeks
Mid-July
4-16
weeks
July-Sept
Visa
processing
1-4
weeks
1-4
weeks
July-Sept or later
for Spring
departures
Issuance
of terms
and
awards
and DS
2019 forms
JuneSept
4-6
weeks
AugustSept
February-March
Scholars
depart to
the US
National
interviews at
which
principals and
alternates
recommended
Screening
and short
listing of
applications
FSB
approval
Sept-Nov
4-6 weeks
20-24
weeks
March-May
4-16
weeks
Placement
confirmatio
n from coop agencies
(IIE, CIES,
AED)
March-May
24-32
weeks
Online
application
completion.
Forwarding
Dossiers
sent for IIE,
CIES, AED,
and FSB
approval
Oct-Jan
Preparing the Application: Tips
• Follow instructions and adhere to word limits
• Submit a clear and complete project statement that
reflects your purpose and intent
• Ensure that your qualifications and expertise match
your project objectives
• Emphasize how your project will benefit the host
institution or your field in India and the U.S. Focus
on the impact of your proposed work
• Demonstrate preparedness: connect your past
experience to what you are proposing to do during
Fulbright
• Give reasons for your choice of U.S. institutions
Effective Research Proposals: Tips
• Provide clear and detailed description of research
objectives
• Demonstrate the significance of the project in
relation to India/U.S. and justify your need to pursue
it in the U.S.
• Explain how your project can be completed within
the time frame
• Show how your research proposal fits-in with your
previous training/research and future objectives
• Mention U.S. universities at which you would prefer
to be affiliated or have corresponded with, stating
specific reasons for the preference
Effective Lecturing Proposals: Tips
• Familiarize yourself with courses on U.S. campuses –
content, structure, pedagogy, and grading
• Lecturing proposals could be for full courses, team-teaching
or a series of seminars
• Focus on your teaching experience – indicate range of
courses taught including teaching methods. Mention your
role with curriculum development, thesis guidance, etc.
• Attach sample course outline with a reading list
• Expected outcomes: indicate how the Fulbright lecturing
experience will impact you, home institution, discipline (new
approaches to curriculum planning, innovative teaching
techniques)
Reference Reports
• Submit three reference reports
• Provide copy of project statement to each referee
• References should be from people who are familiar
with your work and can provide a realistic assessment
of your abilities as well as the merits of your proposal
• Referees should comment upon your ability to
successfully complete the project, seriousness of
purpose, adaptability to new situations, leadership
qualities and resourcefulness and initiatives
What the Selection Committees Look for
• Leadership potential
• Academic and professional excellence
• Viability of the proposal and its usefulness to India
and the US
• Commitment to return to India upon completion of
grant
• “Cultural ambassador” role
• Proficiency in written and spoken English
East-West Center (EWC) Fellowships
For Students, Researchers, Lecturers and Professionals
Grant Category
Graduate Degree Fellowship
Program
Designed for
Master’s or Ph.D. degree at the
University of Hawaii
Asia Pacific Leadership
Program
Graduate certificate program on
Asia and Pacific
New Generation Seminar
Political leaders; professionals in
media, law, business, NGO
Summer Seminar on Population Researchers and Professors
Changing Faces Women's
Leadership Program
Women in government, civil
society, media, and education
Jefferson Fellowships
Journalists
www.eastwestcenter.org
Fulbright Senior Specialists Program
 Under the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program,
Indian Universities and other institutions of higher
learning can collaborate with a US faculty member or
professional for a period of two to six weeks
 The potential collaborations include: curriculum
planning, short-term lecturing stays, leadership of or
participation in special conferences or workshops,
faculty training programs, development of
educational materials
 For more information visit USIEF website
http://www.usief.org.in
Hosting U.S. Lecturer for a Semester
• Indian Universities can host a U.S. Lecturer under
Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Program for a
period of four to six months. USIEF pays for all
expenses of the scholar and there is no financial
liability to the university. Indian universities can
apply to USIEF for hosting visiting lecturers.
Complete details and application forms are
available at USIEF website
http://www.usief.org.in
• For more information visit: http://www.cies.org/
or write to [email protected]
Educational Advising Services (EAS)

EAS provides authentic, reliable, unbiased, and up-to-date
information on higher education opportunities in the US

USIEF-EAS offices at Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New
Delhi and educational advising centers at Ahmedabad,
Bengaluru, Hyderabad provide a comprehensive
explanation of admission process to an American
university

Individual advising, specialized workshop, and seminar on
application procedures and strategies, university fairs, predeparture orientation programs, updates on standardized
tests

Provides fee-based membership plan to U.S. institutions
USIEF - Other Activities
Alumni strength of over 4,000
18 Alumni Chapters functioning in various cities
Organizes Round Tables, Conferences,
Workshops and Seminars on important
contemporary topics of relevance to Indian and
other South Asian countries
Brings out a quarterly newsletter, ‘Indian
Fulbrighter’ to share news and views of scholars
and on special programs and events
Fulbright Campus Representatives (FCRs)
• FCRs serve as an important point of contact for
faculty and students of your university with regard
to information on the Fulbright program
• FCRs receive Fulbright publicity and recruitment
materials from USIEF
• USIEF staff in coordination with FCRs conduct
outreach and mentoring programs
• Institutions can designate faculty members as the
FCRs. Contact Sudarsan Dash
[email protected]; 011 4209 0945 for more
information
USIEF OFFICES
Head Office & Northern Region
“Fulbright House”
12, Hailey Road
New Delhi 110 001
Tel: 011-4209 0909, 2332 8944
Fax: 011-23329718
E-mail: [email protected]
Eastern Region
USIEF Regional Office
The American Center
38 A Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata 700 071
Tel: 033-3984 6310
Fax: 033-2288 1636
E-mail: [email protected]
USIEF OFFICES
Southern Region
USIEF Regional Office
American Consulate Building
Mount Road
Chennai 600 006
Tel: 044-2857 4131
Fax: 044-2811 2075
Email: [email protected]
Western Region
USIEF Regional Office
2nd Floor, Maker Bhavan-1
New Marine Lines
Churchgate
Mumbai 400020
Tel. 022-2262 4603
Fax: 022-2266 3956
Email: [email protected]
USIEF Website
www.usief.org.in

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