Programs in India: Professional

The Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award provides the opportunity for senior researchers to attend meetings with those from Indian institutions and government agencies in order to familiarize themselves with the scientific approaches of the sciences in India as they relate to program design and research. Program runs for a period of 2 weeks. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience in the field.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Key Dates: Check web site for updated information


The Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research program invites U.S. faculty and professionals to conduct research at academic institutions in India. Program runs for 4-9 months.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Key Dates: Check web site for updated information.


The Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer program invites US faculty, researchers, and professionals to lecture at Indian institutions for 4-6 month periods. Candidates must possess a PhD and have at least 3 years teaching experience.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


The Fulbright-Nehru Teaching/ Research Fellowship is designed to provide researchers and professionals the chance to carry out both teaching and research objectives in a foreign country. Program runs from 4-9 months. Candidates must hold a PhD and have at least 3 years teaching experience.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


The Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program supports senior researchers who travel to India to lead a group in scientific research relating to the environmental sciences. Programs run for 4-9 months. Candidates must possess a Master’s degree or higher and have at least 5 years of professional experience.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


The Fulbright Nehru English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program provides senior researchers the opportunity to teach English as a Second Language in India while performing research projects at local institutions. Programs run for 9 months. Candidates will teach for 20-25 hours per week, and carry out projects in time spent outside of the classroom. Candidates must participate in pre-program orientation running 3 weeks prior to start of ETA.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) is an attachment to the U.S. Student Fulbright Program. CLEA supports students for 3-6 months of study abroad to enhance their Fulbright grants. Candidates must be awardees of a U.S. Student Fulbright Program grant which requires the use of the language in training provided by the CLEA.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


The Fulbright-Nehru Student Research program invites students looking to enrich professional experience to carry out projects for 9-month periods in India. Candidates must be able to speak Hindi or Urdu, or else complete a one-year language training course prior to entering the program.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


The Senior Fellowship provides the opportunity for senior researchers to pursue research careers at academic institutions in India. Candidates must have at least 7-12 years of post-doctoral research experience, and demonstrated ability to lead research groups and projects.

Agencies Involved: Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance

Key Dates: Application deadline January 2013 for Fall 2013 program


The Margdarshi Fellowship provides the opportunity for biomedical scientists to lead and nucleate research programs in India. Candidates must possess a vision with which to lead a group of young scientists in a particular project. Candidates must not reside in India at the time of application, but have the ability to relocate to India if accepted.

Agencies Involved: Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance

Key Dates: Application deadline January 2013 for Fall 2013 program