The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has invited application for USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and PhD Professional Research Fellowships 2013-14. These research fellowships, for a maximum period of nine months, are designed for scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution and also for professionals with significant work experience and accomplishments.
Applications from all disciplines will be considered. Priority fields are: Agricultural Sciences; Economics; Education; Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Environment; International Relations; Management and Leadership Development; Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting; Public Administration; Public Health; Science and Technology; Study of India with focus on contemporary issues; and Study of the United States. For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include: language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies.
Grant Benefits: The fellowships provide a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per US Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees, if any. Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses, conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the US No allowances are provided for dependents. The grant is not sufficient to support family members.
Eligibility Requirements: In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicant should preferably be 45 years of age or under.
- Those who are working on their Ph.D.s should have done adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the US. They should be registered for their Ph.D.'s at an Indian institution at least one year prior to the date of application and should enclose a certificate from their Ph.D. supervisor commenting on their research work and the usefulness of the fellowship, and indicating the Ph.D. registration date;
- Those who are professionals should have a master's degree and substantive professional experience in the proposed field;
How to apply: For application details,
click on: http://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/FIC-Fulbright-Nehru-Doctoral-and-Professional-Research-Fellowships.aspx
Application Deadline: July 16, 2012