Fulbright program in India significantly expanded
As a result of a recent agreement between the governments of the United States and India, the Fulbright awards in India are titled Fulbright-Nehru awards.
The Fulbright-Nehru program offers the largest number of grants worldwide, with more than 80 grants each year. India offers grants for teaching, teaching/research, and research in its retitled Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence award category, which is open to faculty and professionals in all disciplines, including early career applicants. The Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair is now open to teaching/research and research in multiple disciplines, in addition to teaching. The new Fulbright-Nehru Post-Doctoral Fellows award is open to academics in all disciplines who have received their Ph.D. in the last five years.
India is attractive for Americans because of its history, religious, cultural and geographic variety. With over 600 universities and over 17,000 colleges, India supports one of the largest and most diverse systems of higher education institutions in the world. Its higher education institutions include some of the world’s best in science and technology. Teaching is in English, and at the undergraduate or graduate level. Community college faculty are highly encouraged to apply.
U.S. scholars and professionals in all academic fields are encouraged apply. For the Distinguished Chair, the disciplines that will be considered 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, the study of India with a 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.
Letters of invitation are not necessary. Please see award descriptions for more information.
Scholars and professionals interested in a four- to 12-month grant in India must submit an application by August 1, 2013.