Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2024: Apply Online

Hello, students. Are you a permanent resident of India looking for a Fellowship to study in the United States? Then you have come to the right website today. The Fellowship that I will be discussing with you today is the Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. If you want to know all the information about the scholarship properly, read this article patiently.

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Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2024

The Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship provides opportunities for Indian researchers and faculty to study in the United States. Candidates must have a D.M or PhD degree within the last four years to avail of this scholarship. The Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Fellowship program is specially designed for talented students. To enable young researchers to nurture their research capacity.

The Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is only eligible for candidates pursuing studies in specific fields within Anthropology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, etc. Candidates may receive special benefits from this Fellowship for 8 to 24 months, including assistance to candidates to travel and stay in the United States. Candidates will be selected for this Fellowship based on their academic excellence and professional competition.

Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Fellowship NameFulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
ProviderOpportunities for Indian researchers and faculty to study in the United States
BeneficiaryDM or Ph.D. degree Fellows
AmountVarious Opportunities
Application ModeOnline
Official WebsiteClick Here

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Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2024: Important Dates

Application deadline15th July, 2024
Review of applicationsMid-September 2024
USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcomeOctober  2024
Interviews of short-listed candidatesMid-November 2024
USIEF notifies principal and alternate nomineesEnd November 2024
USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placementDecember 2025
USIEF notifies the finalists about the FFSB approvalApril 2025
Pre-Departure OrientationMay/June 2025
Program beginsAugust/September 2025

Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Fellowship: Benefits

The advantages of the Fulbright Nehru Post Doctoral Fellowship are as follows: 

  • These fellowships provide J-1 visa support,
  •  a monthly stipend, an 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 the availability of funds, a dependent allowance and international travel may be provided for one accompanying eligible.
  •  The dependent provided by the dependent is with a grantee in the U.S. for at least 80 percent of the grant period.

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Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Eligibility Criteria 

The following are the eligibility criteria that students need to fulfill to apply:

  • Applicants must have a DM or PhD degree within the last four years.
  • Must have a strong academic record.
  • Publication in a reputed journal is required.
  • Students must have professional achievements.
  • Students should upload a copy of a recent paper/article (within 30 pages) while applying online.

Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Fellowship: Documents

The documents required to apply for the Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Fellowship are as follows: 

  • Bibliography
  • Detailed and Updated Curriculum vitae
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Provisional DM or Ph.D. degree certificate
  • Recent publication
  • IELTS/TOEFL scorecard
  • Employer’s endorsement on FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution, if employed
  • Annexure of FNPostdoc applicant
  • Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship online application.
  • An overview of the project statement

General Prerequisites

  • Must be an Indian citizen.
  • If employed, candidates must be eligible for leave. 
  • Candidates need to be in good health. 
  • Should not apply for or hold permanent residence (green card) in the United States. 
  • Must show an agreement to return to India following the completion of the fellowship.
  • Should not reside in the US during the placement cycle (February 2023-July 2024);
  • Indian citizens having active permanent resident status abroad are restricted from applying.
  • Must qualify for IELTS/TOEFL Exams to Study in the USA.
  • Must inform USIEF for attaining scholarship in advance about their traveling decision abroad during the application cycle.

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Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Courses Eligible

The courses that are eligible for the Fulbright Nehru Fellowship are listed below: 

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Performing Arts
  • Neurosciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • Public Policy
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Energy Studies
  • Education Policy and Planning
  • History
  • Materials Science
  • Literature/Language/Linguistics

Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2024: Application Process

application form online
  • Before completing the application form, please carefully read the Applicant Instructions. 
  • Before submitting your application, please read the Applicant Checklist. 
  • Attach the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from the Home Institution to the online application and FNPostdoc Applicant Annexure (if applicable).

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Contact Details

For any queries contact: [email protected]

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