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USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020-21 : United States India Educational Foundation

Organisation : United States-India Educational Foundation USIEF
Fellowship Name : Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020-21
Applicable For : Indians
Application Last Date : July 15, 2019
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USIEF Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Applications for Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020-21 are open now.

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

USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship 2020-21 :

USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship 2020-21 :

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The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites :
** 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;

** 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.

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020-21.

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

Step 3 : Please refer to FNPostdoc 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
** FNPostdoc Applicant Annexure
** FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution (if applicable)

Fields of Study

Applications are invited in the following fields only:
Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; 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.

Grant Benefits

** These fellowships provide J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel from India to the U.S., a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.

** Subject to availability of funds, a dependent allowance and international travel may be provided for one accompanying eligible dependent provided the dependent is with the grantee in the U.S. for at least 80 per cent of the grant period.

Timeline & Placement Process

July 15, 2019 Application due date for 2020-2021 awards
September 2019 Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates
End October 2019 National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi
Early 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
August-September 2020 Program begins

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