Fulbright USIEF Fellowship for Indian Citizens | 2017-18 | www.usief.org.in


About Fulbright USIEF Fellowship for Indian Citizens 2017-18 – www.usief.org.in :

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) – www.usief.org.in – promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and India through academic and cultural exchange. Since 1950, the Fulbright Program has sponsored Indians from all walks of life to gain a greater understanding of U.S. society, culture, and values, and to foster a deeper appreciation of India amongst their American colleagues. USIEF is pleased to announce Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships and other opportunities for the academic year 2017-2018.

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Type of Fellowships : Click Here To Know More

  1. Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships
    1. Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships
    2. Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships
    3. Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    4. Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships
  2. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship
  3. Other Fulbright Fellowships
    1. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
    2. Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
    3. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
    4. Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Eligibility Criteria :

  1. Read eligibility criteria in the link given above for different scholarship.
  2. General Prerequisites for all Fellowship :
  • should be a responsible Indian citizen who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of India, and thereby help to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India;
  • must be residing in India at the time of application. No applications will be accepted from Indians residing, working or studying outside of India;
  • should have a high level of academic/professional achievement;
  • must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S. The applicant may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • if shortlisted for an interview, must appear in person for interview at the USIEF office in New Delhi;
  • must inform USIEF well in advance if s/he needs to travel abroad (e.g. conference) during the application cycle (July 2016 – June 2017);
  • must be eligible for leave, if employed;
  • must be in good health;
  • must not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States; and
  • must give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.

Timeline and Placement Process

July 15, 2016 Application due date for 2017-2018 awards
June-July 2016 Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates
Mid August 2016 National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi
End August 2016 USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL & GRE)
September 2016 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March-April 2017 USIEF notifies finalists
May-June 2017 Pre-Departure Orientation
July-August 2017 Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required)
August-September 2017 Degree program begins


Important Note :

  • You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.
  • Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.
  • Unless otherwise specified, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be submitted online.
  • Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.
  • Extensions and Transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted.

How To Apply :

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