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application instructions can be downloaded from
the website www.usief.org.in. Please visit the
webpages of these fellowship categories for
1. Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships
2. Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research
3. Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research
4. Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional
5. Fulbright-Nehru International Education
6. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships
7. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
8. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching
9. Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching
Program for International Teachers
10. Fulbright Teaching Excellence and
You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru
fellowship category during a competition cycle.
Incomplete or late applications will not be
If you are employed, please follow the
instructions carefully regarding employer's
endorsement. The employer must indicate that
leave will be granted for the fellowship period.
Please obtain the endorsement from the
appropriate administrative authority.
Applicants are also advised to request three
referees to send in their recommendations as per
the instructions by the application due date.
Applicants completing online forms should
request referees to submit their reference letters
Experts will review all eligible applications.
Applicants recommended by the experts will be
required to appear for an interview with the
USIEF National Selection Committee.
Selection panels will generally use the following
criteria to evaluate applications:
l Academic credentials and professional ability
l Merit of the proposed Fulbright project
l Communication skills
l Commitment to community or national service
l Need to conduct research in the U.S.
l Outcomes, potential impact and benefits
l Motivation, seriousness of purpose, maturity,
leadership, cultural adaptability
l Ability to contribute as a cultural ambassador
beyond his/her specific field of study
Decisions taken by the reviewers/committees in
connection with the selection process will be final
and requests for reconsideration will NOT be
USIEF is not in the position to offer individual
feedback to each of the applicants.
Applicants are encouraged to seek guidance from
Fulbright alumni on basic preparation for a
Fulbright application such as:
l familiarity with resources in India before
proposing research abroad;
l a proposal with a clear focus;
l a sense of how the proposed work is relevant
to the Indian context;
l identification of resources in the U.S.; and
l the role of an exchange participant as a
cultural ambassador of India beyond his/her
specific field of study.
USIEF offices organize Fulbright mentoring
workshops for potential applicants. These
workshops guide applicants on the elements of a
strong application. Please contact the USIEF
office in your region for information on the