Fulbright - Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships: Apply by July 15
United States-India Educational Foundation, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 has invited applications for the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships, 2021-22
The Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research 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.
Areas of study: 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.
Affiliation: The applicant will be affiliated to a 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, it may be included as a part of his/her online application.
Grant Benefits: The fellowships 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.
Eligibility: In addition to the General Prerequisites available at the link, http://www.usief.org.in/GeneralPrerequisites.aspx; applicant should have done adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the U.S.
Applicant must be registered for his/her Ph.D. at an Indian institution on or before September 1, 2019. On the online application form, one of the recommendation letters must be from the Ph.D. supervisor that comments on the applicants’ research and need for the fellowship, and must indicate the Ph.D. registration date and topic.
If the applicant is employed, s/he must follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement.
Application: Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021 by 23:59:59 hrs (IST) on July 15, 2020. Necessary document as specified have to be uploaded as part of the application. The time line for various activities post submission of application is given in the details at http://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships.aspx (Fellowships for Indian Citizens> Full Bright-Nehru Fellowships)