Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships 2012

Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowships:

These research fellowships, for a maximum period of nine months, are designed for scholars who are registered for a Ph.D at an Indian Institution and also for professionals with significant work experience and accomplishments

Post Doctoral Fellowships:

These fellowships, for a maximum period of 12 months, are designed for Indian scholars and professionals who are in the early stages of their research careers

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented scholars and professionals to strengthen their research capacities; have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest; and help build long-term collaborative relationships with US faculty and institutions

Applications from all disciplines will be considered

Priority fields:

Agricultural Sciences, Economics, Education, Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Environment, International Relations, Management and Leadership Development, Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting, Public Administration, Public Health, Science and Technology, Study of India with focus on contemporary issues, and Study of the United States

For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies

Grant Benefits:

The fellowships provide a monthly stipend; Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per US Govt guidelines; Round-trip economy class air travel; Applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees

Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses

Conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the US

No allowances are provided for dependents

The grant is not sufficient to support family members
Eligibility Requirements:

Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowships: In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicant should

Who are working on their Ph.D should have done adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the US

They should be registered for their Ph.D at an Indian institution at least one year prior to the date of application and should enclose a certificate from their Ph.D supervisor commenting on their research work and the usefulness of the fellowship, and indicating the Ph.D registration date

Who are professionals should have a master’s degree and substantive professional experience in the proposed field

Should apply through proper channel, if employed

Should enclose a writing sample which could be a copy of an article or paper published/presented or extracts from the M.Phil thesis; and

Should preferably be 45 years of age or under

These fellowships are for pre-doctoral level research

Applications from scholars/professionals with Ph.D degrees or at the final stage of thesis submission will not be considered

Post Doctoral Fellowships:

Scholars and professionals should have a Ph.D degree from an Indian institution within the past four years

Applicants must have obtained their Ph.D degrees between July 2008 and July 2012

Candidates must be published in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement

Should enclose a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article)

If employed, applications should be routed through proper channel; and

Preferably be 45 years of age or under

How to apply:

Download application form from website http://www.usief.gov.in Confidential Letter of Reference

Last date to apply: 16th July, 2012

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