2019 – 2020 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships


The Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or carry out a combination of lecturing and research at a U.S. institution. Depending on the U.S. host institution, it is likely that the grantee may contribute towards developing curriculum and conducting workshops and seminars. These fellowships are for four to nine months. If you are applying for a Flex Award, the minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months.

Applications are invited in the following fields only: 

Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Climate Change Sciences; Computer Science (including, but not limited to, cyber security, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; History; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.


  • Faculty/​researchers should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work with at least five years of relevant teaching/​research experience;
  • professionals outside academe should have a master’s degree or equivalent published work with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience;
  • you should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/​article) in your online application; and
  • If employed, at the time of submitting the application, please follow the instructions carefully regarding Letter of Support from Home Institution. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the Letter of Support from Home Institution. You can download the Letter of Support from Home Institution from the USIEF website.

To Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://​iie​.embark​.com/​a​p​p​l​y​/​v​i​s​i​t​i​n​g​s​c​h​olars
  2. Please carefully review theFNAPE Applicant Instructions before starting your online application
  3. Please refer to FNAPE Applicant Checklistbefore submitting the application.
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online applicaiton: 

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