Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships – Opportunities to Expand Academic Horizons in the U.S.

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships.  Such exchanges have, over the years, helped bring the people of India and the United States closer together.  The Fulbright program offers opportunities in the United States that will enrich one’s academic, research, teaching, and professional development. The India-U.S. bilateral Fulbright agreement has resulted in a significant increase in the number of scholarships awarded each year.

Dr. Rachna Singh, a DST-INSPIRE Faculty awardee, who was at the Stanford University as a 2012-2013 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellow said “My experience as a Fulbrighter has been wonderful and enriching.  Professionally, it provided me an excellent opportunity to work with leading academicians in my study area.  It has increased my knowledge and expertise tremendously, which I am applying now on my return to India.”

USIEF alumni have demonstrated strong leadership in all walks of life, including agriculture, arts, business, education, environment, humanities and social sciences, media, public health, and science and technology.  Outstanding Indian students, academics, teachers, policy planners, administrators, and professionals are encouraged to apply.

USIEF expects to offer approximately 90 Fulbright-Nehru fellowships for Indians in 2015.  Fellowship details are posted on the USIEF website http://www.usief.org.in/   Application deadlines begin July 1, 2014.  Applicants may also contact the USIEF offices in New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, or Mumbai.