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Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2023-24: Apply by Aug 17

Applications are invited for Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2023-24. The last date of application is 17 August.


These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities.

Postdoctoral fellows will have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest and will help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions. These fellowships are for eight to 24 months.

Research Fields

Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Chemistry; Computer Science (including, but not limited to, cyber security, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; Geography (including GIS and Geology); History; Language and Literature; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physics; Political Science (including, but not limited to, International Security and Strategic Studies); Public Health (including, but not limited to, pandemic preparedness and comprehensive surveillance (genomic surveillance, sewage surveillance, sero-surveillance)); Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.


In addition to the General Prerequisites

  • the applicant must have a Ph.D. or a D.M. degree within the past four years. S/he must have obtained Ph.D. degree between August 17, 2018 and August 16, 2022. The applicant is required to upload his/her Ph.D. or D.M. degree certificate/ provisional Ph.D. certificate on the online application;
  • the applicant must have publication in reputed journals and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement. S/he must upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) on the online application (not exceeding 30 pages); and
  • if applicant is employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. The applicant can download the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution from the USIEF website. Candidates working under government-funded projects are also required to get an endorsement from their affiliating institutions in India.

Grant Benefits

These fellowships provide J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance. Subject to availability of funds, a dependent allowance and international travel may be provided for one accompanying eligible dependent provided the dependent is with the grantee in the U.S. for at least 80 per cent of the grant period.

Important dates

August 17, 2022Application due date for 2023-2024 awards
Mid-September 2022Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates
November 2022USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome
December 2022National interviews of short-listed candidates
End December 2022USIEF notifies principal and alternate
Mid-January 2023USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March-April 2023USIEF notifies finalists
May/June 2023Pre-Departure Orientation
August/September 2023Program begins


Applications must be submitted online via this page.


Email: postdoc[at]

Click here to view the official notification of Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2023-24.

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