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USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Fellowship 2020-21

Organisation : United States-India Educational Foundation USIEF
Fellowship Name : Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship 2020-21
Applicable For : Indians
Application Last Date : July 15, 2019
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USIEF Nehru Academic & Professional Fellowship

USIEF invites applications for Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship for the year 2020-21

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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 teaching and research at a U.S. institution.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites:
** faculty/researchers must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent published work with at least five years of relevant teaching/research experience;

** professionals outside academe must have a master’s degree or equivalent published work with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience;

** the applicant should upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) in the online application; and
** If the applicant is employed, s/he must follow the instructions carefully regarding Letter of Support from Home Institution.

Fields of Study

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.

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship 2020-21.

Steps :
Step 1 : Applications must be submitted online at
Step 2 : Please carefully review the FNAPE Applicant Instructions before starting your online application

Step 3 : Please refer to FNAPE Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
Step 4 : If you are a Registered User enter your Email id and password for Login

Step 5 : New User please click on the “Create an Account” and fill the required details to complete the registration
Step 6 : After complete your registration, fill the remaining details to apply for the fellowship.

Step 7 : In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application
** FNAPE Applicant Annexure
** FNAPE Letter of Support from Home Institution

Timeline & Placement Process

July 15, 2019 Application due date for 2020-2021 awards
September 2019 Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates
November 2019 National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi
End November 2019 USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended
December 2019 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March-April 2020 USIEF notifies finalists
May/June 2020 Pre-Departure Orientation
August-September 2020 Program begins

Flex Grant Parameters

** Only offered for research grants.
** Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;

** The grant must have two segments. Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;
** Applicants may propose one-month segment only once;

** Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years;
** Grants may begin any time from August 2020. Grants must begin by March 31, 2021;
** Grant activities must be completed by August 31, 2022; and

No more than 25% of the total Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Awards will be considered for the Flex option


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