Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)


These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. The Postdoctoral Research 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. 


In addition to the General Prerequisites:

  • the applicant must have a Ph.D. degree within the past four years. S/​he must have obtained Ph.D. degree between July 16, 2015 and July 15, 2019. The applicant is required to upload his/​her Ph.D. degree certificate/​provisional Ph.D. certificate in the online application; 
  • the applicant must be published in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement. Please upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/​article) in the online application; and 
  • If applicant is employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding Letter of Support from Home Institution. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. 

Note: In your application, the applicant is required to indicate the period in which s/​he can complete your proposed project in the United States. The applicant must determine grant duration carefully. Should s/​he be selected for a grant, it will be for the period specified in his/​her application. The duration cannot be changed.

To Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted online at:https://​apply​.iie​.org/​f​v​s​p2020
  2. Please carefully review the FNPostdoc Applicant Instructions before starting your online application 
  3. Please refer to FNPostdoc Applicant Checklistbefore submitting the application 
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application

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