Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2019-2020

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

Background

In a September 2014 Joint Statement, the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India launched U.S.-India Climate Fellowship Program to build long-term capacity to address climate change related issues in both countries.

In pursuance of the Joint Statement, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of India desiring to promote further mutual understanding between the two peoples by a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents intend to partner to build long-term capacity in the United States and India by engaging scientific and technical research scholars from both countries related to climate research and education through the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship.

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) administers the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship on behalf of both the governments.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships are offered for:

Doctoral Research: These 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.

Postdoctoral Research: These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities. Postdoctoral fellows will have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest and will help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions. These fellowships are for eight to 12 months.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

Timeline and Placement Process

February 2, 2018 Program announcement and application form available online

July 16, 2018 Application deadline for 2019-2020 awards

Early August 2018 Screening committee/field-specific experts review applications and shortlist candidates for interviews

Early October 2018 National interviews of shortlisted candidates in Delhi

Mid October 2018 Principal and alternate nominees are notified that they are recommended. Doctoral Research nominees take TOEFL.

Late October 2018 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement

April-May 2019 Placement confirmations

August-September 2019 Program begins

For more details about Research and Lecturing, Flex Awards, Eligibility Requirements, How to Apply please refer the Website : Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2019-2020