USIEF-Fellowship - Flipbook - Page 3
Executive Director’s Message
The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright Commission in India, is
pleased to announce a new round of fellowship competitions open to Indian citizens for 2022-2023.
In addition to providing opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth, FulbrightNehru and other exchanges promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States
Fulbright-Nehru and other fellowships have, over the years, helped bring people of India and the
United States closer through educational exchanges. Since its inception in 1950, USIEF has
administered over 20,000 grants for Indian and U.S. citizens. USIEF alumni have demonstrated
strong leadership in all walks of life, including agriculture, arts, business, education, environment,
humanities and social sciences, public health, and science and technology.
This e-brochure describes the fellowships, eligibility criteria, and procedures for applying. Once
you find a fellowship of interest, I suggest that you visit the “Current Fellows” page on USIEF's
website to learn about recent proposals that have been successful. Please view the videos
Indian Fulbrighters: Ambassadors of Change on YouTube where alumni share their FulbrightNehru experiences. Visit USIEF Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates and success
stories of Fulbright scholars and alumni. I also encourage you to talk with Fulbright and other
alumni about their experiences in the United States. USIEF staff can help you get in touch with
people in your field who will be glad to answer questions. When you are ready to apply, you can
download the application material from the USIEF website.
Screening experts and selection committees look for talented individuals whose projects are
important to India and the U.S. and who have the ability to be good cultural ambassadors. The ideal
exchange fellow is one who both contributes important work in his/her field and encourages IndoU.S. networking during and after the fellowship.
This year, the Fulbright program participants, partners, and friends celebrate the 75th anniversary
of the worldwide Fulbright program and its mission to forge lasting connections, counter
misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. This
celebration renews USIEF's commitment to fulfil Senator J. William Fulbright's goal of bringing "a
little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs," as well
as increasing "the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship."
Please share this e-brochure with those who may be interested. Best wishes to all of you as you
explore these exciting opportunities.
Adam J. Grotsky
February 17, 2021