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USIEF Fulbright Kalam Climate Fellowships for Doctoral Research 2023-24

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Organisation : United States-India Educational Foundation USIEF
Fellowship Name : Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships 2023-24
Applicable For : Ph.D Students
Application Last Date : September 15, 2022
Website :

What is USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships?

USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships are designed by United States-India Educational Foundation USIEF for Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution. The selected candidate will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution.These fellowships are for six to nine months. The Last Date for application is 15 September 2022

Related / Similar Scholarship : USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research 2023-24

Eligibility Criteria For USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships

USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships Eligibility
** Applicants 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. Applicant must be registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution on or before November 1, 2021.
** On the online application form, one of the recommendations should be from the Ph.D. supervisor that comments on the applicant’s research, the need for the fellowship, and must indicate the Ph.D. registration date and topic.
** This grant is intended for Ph.D. students to conduct research essential to their dissertations/thesis. Therefore, the expected Ph.D. thesis submission date should at least be three months after the Fulbright-Kalam grant end date.
** For example, if May 2024 is the grant end date, the applicant cannot submit his/her thesis before August 2024. Please indicate the Ph.D. registration date and the expected Ph.D. thesis submission date in the Applicant Annexure.
** The applicant can download the Applicant Annexure from the USIEF website;
** If the applicant is employed, s/he must follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement.
** If applicable, the applicant must obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the “Employer’s Endorsement Form.”
** The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Applicants can download the “Employer’s Endorsement Form” from the USIEF website; and
** The applicant must upload a copy of original published/presented paper or extracts from the Masters’/M.Phil. thesis in the online application form (not exceeding 20 pages).

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.

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Affiliation Of USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships

** The selected candidate will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution.
** USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated, and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institutions.
** If the applicant has secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, it should be included as a part of the online application.
** The letter of invitation should indicate the duration of visit, preferably with dates.

How To Apply For USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships?

To Apply For USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships, Follow the below step
Steps :
Step 1 : Applications must be submitted online at:
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)

Grant Benefits Of USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships

** 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 between India and the U.S., a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.
** Selected visiting student researchers will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses, conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the U.S.

What are the Important Dates of USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships?

The Important Dates of USIEF Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships are :

September 15, 2022 : Application due date for 2023-2024 awards
Mid-October 2022 : Field-specific experts review applications
Mid-November 2022 : USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome
Late November 2022 : National interviews of short-listed candidates
End November 2022 : USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees. Doctoral research nominees take TOEFL
End December 2022 USIEF : forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March/April 2023 : USIEF notifies finalists
May/June 2023 : Pre-Departure Orientation
August/September 2023  Program begins

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