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USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020-21

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

Applications for Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 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 :

USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020-21 :

Fellowships Category

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships are offered for
1. 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.

2. 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.

Kalam Climate Fellowship Eligibility

Doctoral Research

** 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.

** 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.

** 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 /M.Phil. 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.

Postdoctoral Research

** 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;

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. 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.

Kalam Climate Fellowship Application

Just follow the below steps to apply for the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2020-21.

Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website of USIEF provided above and click on the Online Application link
Step 2 : Please carefully review the Application Instructions before starting your online application.

Step 3 : Please refer to the 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
** Applicant Annexure
** Employer’s Endorsement Form (if applicable)
** Letter of Support from Home Institution (if applicable) for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Timeline & Placement Process

January 15, 2019 Program announcement and application form available online
July 15, 2019 Application Last Date for 2020-2021 awards
Mid-August 2019 Screening committee/field-specific experts review applications and shortlist candidates for interviews
Early October 2019 National interviews of shortlisted candidates in Delhi
Mid October 2019 Principal and alternate nominees are notified that they are recommended. Doctoral Research nominees take TOEFL.
Late October 2019 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
April-May 2020 Placement confirmations
August-September 2020 Program begins

Grant Benefits

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

In case of postdoctoral research grantees, and 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.

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