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An overview of Fulbright Scholarship!- 8-Apr-2021

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The Fulbright Programs are one of several United States Cultural Exchange Programs with the goal to improve intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy, and intercultural competence.

The program enables students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists receive scholarships or grants to study, conduct research, teach, or exercise their talents in the United States.

Founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, the program is considered to be one of the most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships in the world.

The fellowship is broadly categorized as:   

Students program to pursue a master's degree or attend a U.S. university as a visiting student researcher

Scholars and teacher program for academics, teachers and professionals to teach or conduct research in the U.S.

Professional development programs for university administrators to develop leadership and specialized skills.

Fellowships for Indian Citizens:

Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships
a. Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships
b. Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships
c. Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
d. Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships
e. Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships
a. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Doctoral Research
b. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research
c. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Academic and Professional Excellence

Other Fulbright Fellowships
a. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
b. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
c. Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers
d. Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program
e. Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Experts will review all eligible applications. Applicants recommended by the experts will be required to appear for an interview in person with the USIEF National Selection Committee in New Delhi.

Selection process:  

Selection panels will generally use the following criteria to evaluate applications:
  • Academic credentials and professional ability
  • Merit of the proposed Fulbright project
  • Communication skills
  • Commitment to community or national service
  • Need to conduct research in the U.S.
  • Outcomes, Potential Impact and Benefits
  • Motivation, Seriousness of Purpose, Maturity, Leadership, Cultural Adaptability
  • Ability to contribute as a cultural ambassador beyond his/her specific field of study
Application for 2022 -2023 fellowships are open log in  

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