USIEF-Fellowship - Flipbook - Page 12
Applications are invited in the following fields
only: Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology;
Bioengineering; Chemistry; 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; Geography (including GIS and Geology);
History; Language and Literature; Materials Science
(with emphasis on environmental applications);
Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing
Arts; Physics; Political Science (including, but not
limited to, International Security and Strategic
Studies); 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.
The applicant will be affiliated to one U.S. host
institution for his/her grant. USIEF strongly
recommends all applicants to indicate affiliation
preference and to correspond, in advance, with
potential host institution. The letter of invitation
should indicate the duration of visit, preferably with
dates. 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.
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, 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.
In addition to the General Prerequisites (page 28):
degree certificate/provisional Ph.D. or D.M.
certificate on the online application;
l the applicant must have publication in
reputed journals and demonstrate evidence
of superior academic and professional
achievement. S/he must upload a recent
significant publication (copy of
paper/article) on the online application (not
exceeding 30 pages); and
l if applicant is employed, please follow the
instructions carefully regarding employer's
endorsement. If applicable, 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. The
applicant can download the FNPostdoc
Letter of Support from Home Institution
from the USIEF website. Candidates
working under government-funded projects
are also required to get endorsement from
their affiliating institutions in India.
Note: In the application, the applicant is
required to indicate the period in which s/he can
complete the proposed project in the United
States. The applicant must determine grant
duration carefully. Should s/he be selected for a
grant, it will be for the period specified in
his/her application. The duration cannot be
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Please visit
the Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships webpage at www.usief.org.in for
fellowship details and Application Instructions.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Timeline and Placement Process
l the applicant must have a Ph.D. or a D.M.
degree within the past four years or D.M.
degree. S/he must have obtained Ph.D.
degree between July 15, 2017 and
September 14, 2021. The applicant is
required to upload his/her Ph.D. or D.M.
September 15, 2021
Application due date for 2022-2023 awards
Field-specific experts review applications