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Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

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The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) administers the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship on behalf of both the governments.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships are offered for:

  • Doctoral Research: These 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.
  • Postdoctoral Research: These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities. Postdoctoral fellows will have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest and will help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions. These fellowships are for eight to twelve months.

The selected candidate will have affiliation with one U.S. host institution during the grant. USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to identify institutions for affiliation and correspond in advance with potential host institutions. If you have a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, please include it as a part of your online application. The letter of invitation should indicate the duration of your visit, preferably with dates.

Qualification

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Doctoral Research

In addition to the General Prerequisites:

  • Candidates registered for their Ph.D. should have conducted adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the U.S. The candidate must be registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution on or before August 1, 2016. In the candidate’s online application form, one of the referees should be the candidate’s Ph.D. supervisor. The supervisor should indicate the Ph.D. registration date and topic. The supervisor should also provide comments on the candidate’s research work and the usefulness of the fellowship. Ph.D. students will conduct research essential to their dissertations or thesis. Therefore, the candidate’s expected Ph.D. thesis submission date should not be earlier than three months after the candidate’s grant end date. For example, if May 2019 is the expected grant end date, the candidate cannot submit their thesis before August 2019. The candidate should indicate the Ph.D. registration date and the expected Ph.D. thesis submission date in the “Applicant Annexure”. The candidate can download the “Applicant Annexure” from the USIEF website;
  • If employed, applicants should follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the “Employer’s Endorsement Form”. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Applicants can download the “Employer’s Endorsement Form” from the USIEF website; and
  • Applicants should upload a “writing sample,” such as a copy of an article, a paper published or presented, or extracts from the Master’s degree or Master’s of Philosophy thesis in the online application form.

Note: These fellowships are for pre-doctoral level research. Applicants with Ph.D. degrees or those at the final stage of Ph.D. thesis submission will not be considered.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research

In addition to the General Prerequisites:

  • Applicants should have been awarded a Ph.D. degree within the past four years. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree between July 15, 2013 and July 16, 2017. Applicants are required to upload their Ph.D. degree certificate or provisional Ph.D. certificate in the online application;
  • Applicants must be published in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement. Applicants should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper or article) in the online application; and
  • If employed, applicants should follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the “Employer’s Endorsement Form.” The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Applicants can download the “Employer’s Endorsement Form” from the USIEF website.

Note:In your application, you are required to indicate the period in which you can complete your proposed project in the United States. Please determine your grant duration carefully. Should you be selected for a grant, it will be for the period you specified in your application. The duration cannot be changed.

To Apply

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Doctoral Research

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20/
  2. Please carefully review the Application Instructions before starting your online application.
  3. Please refer to the Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/30/
  2. Please carefully review the Application Instructions before starting your online application.
  3. Please refer to the Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:

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