Announcement of 2016 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State 

United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) is happy to announce the 2016 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program and invites applications from full time Indian teachers teaching any subject at any level (primary, middle or secondary) at a school in India. This program is also open to primary and secondary level media specialists/librarians, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, special education coordinators,  gifted and talented coordinators, and administrators who spend at least fifty percent of their time teaching or working directly with students. Teacher trainers are also eligible. The program will bring teachers from Botswana, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestinian Territories, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam to the U.S. for a semester-long program.

‘’This is a great professional development opportunity for school teachers in India. Selected teachers will undertake research under the mentorship of a U.S. university faculty, visit schools, and gain a good understanding of the school education system in the U.S. It is a highly competitive fellowship and we welcome teachers with research ability to apply,’’ United States-India Educational Foundation Regional Officer Maya Sundarajan said.

Selected international participants will be placed at a U.S. host university School of Education from mid-August to mid-December, 2016. The host university will provide a broad range of resources in the teachers’ fields of expertise. International teachers who are selected to participate in the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program will:

1) enroll in advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes
2) design and conduct an inquiry project
3) observe, team teach and/or conduct workshops for U.S. teachers and students in local schools, and

4) engage in other teaching-related activities.

Upon returning home, participants will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and with the wider community.

Application deadline for Indian candidates is October 9, 2015.

Interested applicants can obtain details about the program and application procedure from USIEF website Complete link is: .

Potential applicants from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry can contact the USIEF Chennai office at:

United States-India Educational Foundation
American Consulate Building
220, Anna Salai,
Chennai 600 006
Tel. 044-28574275