2019-2020 Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship


Organisation: U.S.-India Climate Fellowship Program

Apply By:  16/07/2018


Background

In a September 2014 Joint Statement, the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India launched U.S.-India Climate Fellowship Program to build long-term capacity to address climate change related issues in both countries.

 

In pursuance of the Joint Statement, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of India – desiring to promote further mutual understanding between the two peoples by a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents – intend to partner to build long-term capacity in the United States and India by engaging scientific and technical research scholars from both countries related to climate research and education through the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship.

 

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) administers the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship on behalf of both the governments.

 

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships are offered for:

  • Doctoral Research: These fellowships are designed for Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution. These fellowships are for six to nine months.
  • Postdoctoral Research: These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. Fulbright-Kalam Climate 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 12 months.

AffiliationThe selected candidate will have affiliation with one U.S. host institution during the grant. USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to identify institutions for affiliation and correspond in advance with potential host institutions. If you have a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, please include it as a part of your online application. The letter of invitation should indicate the duration of your visit, preferably with dates.

 

Grant Benefits

These fellowships provide J-1 visa support, round-trip economy class air travel between India and the U.S., a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.

 

In case of postdoctoral research grantees, and 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% of the grant period.

How to Apply

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Doctoral Research

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://iie.embark.com/apply/ffsp
  2. Please carefully review the Application Instructions before starting your online application.
  3. Please refer to the Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:

 

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://iie.embark.com/apply/visitingscholars
  2. Please carefully review the Application Instructions before starting your online application.
  3. Please refer to the Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

Timeline and Placement Process

February 2, 2018Program announcement and application form available online
July 16, 2018Application deadline for 2019-2020 awards
Early August 2018Screening committee/field-specific experts review applications and shortlist candidates for interviews
Early October 2018National interviews of shortlisted candidates in Delhi
Mid October 2018Principal and alternate nominees are notified that they are recommended. Doctoral Research nominees take TOEFL.
Late October 2018USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
April-May 2019Placement confirmations
August-September 2019Program begins

 

IMPORTANT: 

  • Plagiarism in the application or any publications will lead to disqualification.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Grant extensions and/or transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted.