Grants

2021 – 2022 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships

The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Profile

The Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships are designed for Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution. These fellowships are for six to nine months.

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.

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Qualification

In addition to the General Prerequisites:

Applicant should have done adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the U.S. Applicant must be registered for his/her Ph.D. at an Indian institution on or before September 1, 2019. On the online application form, one of the recommendation letters must be from the Ph.D. supervisor that comments on the applicants’ research and need for the fellowship, and must indicate the Ph.D. registration date and topic;

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To Apply

How to Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021
  2. Please carefully review the FNDR Applicant Instructions before starting your online application.
  3. Please refer to FNDR Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:
    FNDR Applicant Annexure
    FNDR Employer’s Endorsement Form

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