Fulbright Nehru Fellowships - Academic

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships 2019-2020

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships

The Fulbright - Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or carry out a combination of lecturing and research at a U.S. institution. Depending on the U.S. host institution, it is likely that the grantee may contribute towards developing curriculum and conducting workshops and seminars. These fellowships are for four to nine months. If you are applying for a Flex Award, the minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months.

Applications are invited in the following fields only:

Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Climate Change Sciences; 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.


Applicants must demonstrate the relevance of the proposed research to India and/or the U.S., 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 U.S.


Indian academics and professionals contribute to the internationalization of the curriculum at their U.S. host institutions and the understanding of recent developments not just in India but globally. The recipient will be affiliated as a visiting scholar at a U.S. institution, and will teach courses individually or team-teach.

Application Due Date: July 16, 2018, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

Timeline and Placement Process

July 16, 2018 Application due date for 2019-2020 awards

August 2018 Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates

End-October 2018 National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi

Novemberr 2018 USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended

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

March-April 2019 USIEF notifies finalists

August-September 2019 Program begins

For more details about Research and Lecturing, Flex Awards, Eligibility Requirements, How to Apply please refer the Website : Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships 2019-2020