Programs in India: Post-doctoral

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 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


Sarojini Naidu Memorial Scholarship

The Sarojini Naidu Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one female researcher per year in order to provide her the opportunity to perform post-graduate study or research in India. Candidates must be first-class graduates of recognized universities.

Agencies Involved: Indian Federation of University Women’s Associations, University Women’s Association of Delhi

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


Amy Rustomjee International Scholarship

The Amy Rustomjee International Scholarship is awarded to one female researcher annually in order to provide her the opportunity to pursue advanced research in Bombay, India.

Agencies Involved: Indian Federation of University Women’s Associations, Women Graduates Union

Key Dates: No deadline


The Early Career fellowship provides the opportunity for graduate and postdoctoral biomedical researchers to carry out projects in India for 4-year periods. Candidates must be in the final year of PhD studies or have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application submission.

Agencies Involved: Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance

Key Dates: Application deadline January 2013 for Fall 2013 program.


The Intermediate Fellowship provides the opportunity for post-doctoral researchers to perform independent research at academic institutions in India for 5-year periods. Candidates must have between 4-7 years of post-doctoral research experience, and must have been published.

Agencies Involved: Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance

Key Dates: Application deadline January 2013 for Fall 2013 program


The Luce Scholars Program provides 15-18 individuals each year with the ability to learn more about Asia by traveling and training in Asian languages, among other engagements. Placements are made exclusively in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Candidates must be US citizens with Bachelor’s degree, and must not have reached their 30th birthday by the July 1 of the year they apply for the program. Applications for the program must be endorsed by The Henry Luce Foundation. Direct applications not accepted.

Agencies Involved: The Henry Luce Foundation, The Asia Foundation

Key Dates: Program year begins with orientation in late June, then proceeds with language study in July and August. Placements start that September and run through July of the following year.