The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of the annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and India’s Ministry of External Affairs, such exchanges bring the people of India and the United States closer together through opportunities that enrich fellows’ academic, research, teaching, and professional capacity. Alumni of exchange and scholarship programs administered by USIEF demonstrate strong leadership in their academic disciplines and professions. Outstanding Indian students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
“The Fulbright-Nehru fellowship provided me the opportunity to understand the nuances of solving global problems, such as climate change and the latest de-carbonization technologies. At Yale University, I was part of a global community committed to welfare of the society and encouraging the spirit of multiculturalism,” says Suman Chandra, 2020 Fulbright-Nehru Master’s fellow at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
For Parul Srivastava, 2020 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, “the experience allowed me to build upon existing research, speak at conferences, learn new techniques in the field of oral history, and foster relationships with people across the globe. Being in the state of Massachusetts, I could explore various archives, museums, and libraries on the East coast.”
Enakshi Ghosh, 2020 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research fellow at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO observes, “My Fulbright-Nehru grant helped me go beyond the traditional discipline of agriculture and biology and enabled me to carve out my unique research niche. The fellowship will help me in my future career progression.”
For over 75 years, the U.S. government’s worldwide Fulbright program has forged lasting connections, countered misunderstandings, and helped people and nations work together toward common goals.
USIEF is now accepting applications from Indian citizens for the 2023-24 academic year. Selection committees comprising American and Indian subject-matter experts and Fulbright alumni award these fellowships to students, academics, teachers, policy makers, administrators, and professionals in a variety of disciplines across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. USIEF urges you to consider whether you or someone you know would be a good candidate to represent your country as a cultural ambassador in the United States and experience this opportunity firsthand.