February 8, 2022
New Delhi — The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of its 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 have helped bring the people of India and the United States closer together through opportunities that enrich fellows’ academic, research, teaching, and professional capacity. Alumni of such exchange and scholarship programs have demonstrated 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 widened my horizons from academics to practical applications and enabled me with a transnational perspective professionally and personally. It connected me with international researchers and gave me the required tools to excel in the most advanced areas of research in my field,” said Neeraja Sajan, a 2021 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research fellow at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
“Being a Fulbright Postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University has catapulted my career trajectory to newer regions that I never imagined. The access to resources and professional networking opportunities combined with a diverse learning culture helped me to launch newer entrepreneurial initiatives apart from academic research” says Chandra Vadhana Radhakrishnan, a 2021 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
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 2024-25 academic year. 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.