Organisation : United States-India Educational Foundation USIEF
Fellowship Name : Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship 2020-21
Applicable For : Indians
Application Deadline : July 15, 2019
Website : http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Nehru-Academic-Professional-Excellence-Fellowships.aspx
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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
USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship 2020-21 : www.scholarships.net.in/34442.html
USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020-21 : www.scholarships.net.in/34459.html
USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship 2020-21 : www.scholarships.net.in/34451.html
USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020-21 : www.scholarships.net.in/34454.html
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.
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.
Step 1 : Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020
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
If you have any questions, please write to ape [AT] usief.org.in