Exchange Programme

USIEF invites applications for Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship programme 2023-24

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Posted on 03 Feb 2022
17:15 PM
USIEF has awarded 20,000 Fulbright, Fulbright-Nehru, and other prestigious grants and scholarships in almost every academic discipline.

USIEF has awarded 20,000 Fulbright, Fulbright-Nehru, and other prestigious grants and scholarships in almost every academic discipline. source : Shutterstock

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Selection committees comprising American and Indian subject-matter experts and Fulbright alumni award these fellowships to students, academics, teachers, policymakers and professionals from a variety of disciplines
Fulbright fellowships are aimed at enhancing the relationship between Indian and American residents and providing opportunities through exchange programmes

The United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has announced the opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships aimed at enhancing the relationship between Indian and American residents and providing opportunities through exchange programmes.

Since its inception, USIEF has awarded approximately 20,000 Fulbright, Fulbright-Nehru, and other prestigious grants and scholarships in almost every academic discipline. It is now accepting applications from Indian citizens for the 2023-24 academic year.

Selection committees comprising American and Indian subject-matter experts and Fulbright alumni award these fellowships to students, academics, teachers, policy makers, administrators, and professionals from a variety of disciplines.

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This exchange programme is funded by the US department of state and the ministry of external affairs in India. These exchanges bridge the gap between the people of India and the United States to provide opportunities that enrich a candidate’s academic, research, teaching, and professional capacity.

The alumni of the exchange and scholarship programmes significantly demonstrate strong leadership in their academic disciplines and professions, a statement from the USIEF said.

“The Fulbright-Nehru fellowship provided me the opportunity to understand the nuances of solving global problems, such as climate change and the latest de-carbonisation technologies. At Yale University, I was part of a global community committed to welfare of the society and encouraging the spirit of multiculturalism,” said Suman Chandra, 2020 Fulbright-Nehru Master’s fellow at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

For over 75 years, the U.S. government’s worldwide Fulbright programme has forged lasting connections, countered misunderstandings, and helped people and nations work together, USIEF said in its statement.

According to Parul Srivastava, 2020 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the experience allowed her to build upon existing research, speak at conferences, learn new techniques in the field of oral history, and foster relationships with people across the globe. Being in the state of Massachusetts, she could explore various archives, museums, and libraries on the East coast.

Enakshi Ghosh, 2020 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research fellow at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO said, “My Fulbright-Nehru grant helped me go beyond the traditional discipline of agriculture and biology and enabled me to carve out my unique research niche. The fellowship will help me in my future career progression.”

Meritorious Indian students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds can apply for this fellowship by visiting the following link.

https://www.usief.org.in/

Last updated on 03 Feb 2022
17:17 PM
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