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to the U.S. and for those who find it
difficult to leave their home
institutions during the academic
year. This option allows grants to
be conducted over short segments,
preferably during the fall and/or
spring semesters. Interested
applicants should clearly indicate
plans for Flex in their project
statement, including a project
Flex grant parameters:
Offered for research grants only.
Minimum length of the total grant is
four months and the maximum is
The grant must have two segments.
Minimum length for any grant
segment is one month and the
maximum is three months;
Applicants may propose one-month
segment only once;
Grant segments may be spread over
two consecutive years;
Grants may begin any time from
August 2022. Grants must begin but
not later than March 31, 2023;
Grant activities must be completed
by August 31, 2024; and
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
These fellowships provide J-1 visa support, a monthly
stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for
Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, roundtrip economy class air travel between India and the
U.S., a modest settling-in allowance, and a
professional allowance. Selected doctoral scholars
will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses,
conduct research and gain practical work experience
in suitable settings in the U.S.
In case of Postdoctoral Research, and Academic and
Professional Excellence grantees, 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.
Flex grantees are not eligible for dependent benefits.
a. Eligibility Requirements for FulbrightKalam Climate Fellowships for Doctoral
Research. Flex grantees are not eligible
for dependent benefits.
In addition to the General Prerequisites (Page 28)
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 2, 2020. 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.
II. 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 2023 is the grant end