United States-India Educational Foundation

United States-India Educational Foundation The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) promotes mutual understanding between the ci students in India. The office provides briefings to U.S.

USIEF promotes mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and India. Its core activities include:

• Administration of Fulbright and other fellowships for Indian and American students, lecturers, researchers and professionals. Promotion of dialogue among Fulbrighters and their communities as an outgrowth of educational exchange.
• Serve as a resource for fostering linkages between

higher education institutions in the U.S. and India through its office of U.S. – India Higher Education Cooperation (USIHEC).
• Educational Advising Services for Indian students interested in pursuing higher education in the U.S., and U.S. Fulbright Program

On July 4, 2008 the U.S. Ambassador and the Indian Foreign Secretary signed a historic new Fulbright agreement making India a full partner with the United States in the governance and funding of the Fulbright Program. The U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) awards Fulbright-Nehru scholarships under the agreement, which also permits private sector support for the program. The increase in exchanges under the agreement has allowed for the development of new and innovative programs, such as the Fulbright-Nehru English Teaching Assistant Program for American college graduates, the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Program for Indian and American higher education professionals, the Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Indian scholars and professionals who are in the early stages of their research careers, and the Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair for full professors with a prominent record of scholarly accomplishment. India now has the largest scholar Fulbright Program in the world. Since its inception in 1950, USIEF has awarded approximately 8,200 Fulbright grants funded by the U.S. Department of State in a full range of academic disciplines. USIEF has also administered 8,700 other awards, including the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays and the East-West Center grants, for a total of around 17,000 awards in the last 63 years. USIEF grants are for leadership development in three main sectors: (1) Research, both at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level, in wide-ranging disciplines significant to India and the United States; (2) Lecturing to promote mutual understanding in area studies (both U.S. and Indian Studies) as well as in areas of contemporary issues relevant to the United States and India; and (3) Professional development training in newly emerging areas of importance to India such as environmental studies and management. Office of U.S.-India Higher Education Cooperation (USIHEC)

USIEF, with the support of the U.S. Department of State, is working to further increase U.S.-India education cooperation through USIEF’s office of U.S. - India Higher Education Cooperation (HEC), a center for information exchange and facilitation of higher education collaboration and research partnerships. institutions visiting India and Indian institutions, administers grant programs including the Obama-Singh Initiative, and maintains a database of U.S. India higher education collaborations. EducationUSA at USIEF

EducationUSA@USIEF provides authentic, reliable, unbiased and up-to-date information on higher education opportunities in the U.S. through its four offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Individualized and group counseling, special workshops, university fairs, alumni fairs, digital video conferences, library reference materials, website postings, and updates on testing and other advising issues are all part of USIEF’s educational advising work. In view of a growing, technologically savvy globally-networked student community, USIEF has increased its use of information technology, including web chats and on-line advising for students, and video conferencing to interact with U.S. universities.

Today, around 75   from India have come together for the Global Policy Series in New Delhi, to address global challenges...
17/11/2023

Today, around 75 from India have come together for the Global Policy Series in New Delhi, to address global challenges around critical policy fields such as “Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Livelihood Security”; “Education and Innovation”; and “Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality.”

Ambassador Eric Garcetti, USIEF Executive Director Adam J. Grotsky, and Humphrey Fellowship Program Chief, U.S. Department of State Kelsi Ward Molowa addressed the Humphrey alumni at the opening session on November 16, 2023. The Ambassador interacted and applauded the work of Humphrey alumni and encouraged them to continue working on bilateral relations.

Listen to Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program alumna Kalyani Gokhale’s video on Cyber Suraksha for stu...
12/05/2023

Listen to Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program alumna Kalyani Gokhale’s video on Cyber Suraksha for students. The video has been posted on the official YouTube Channel of The Maharashtra Government's State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT).

Kalyani is a teacher educator working with Rotary and an educational NGO in Pune. She also works to create awareness about cyber safety amongst children, teachers, and parents.

Cyber Security Session

USIEF is hosting a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for the 2023-2024 Indian  -Nehru and  -Kalam scholars from May 10 -12...
11/05/2023

USIEF is hosting a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for the 2023-2024 Indian -Nehru and -Kalam scholars from May 10 -12, 2023 in Kolkata.

The orientation includes discussions on the academic, social, and cultural aspects of life in the U.S. and the roles and responsibilities of Fulbright scholars.

102 Fulbright-Nehru and Fulbright-Kalam scholars are attending this PDO. The Fulbright scholars from all parts of India will study, conduct research and teach at U.S. universities in a wide range of disciplines including agriculture, anthropology, climate, education, energy, history, public health, science and technology, urban and regional planning, and women's studies among others.

USIEF Alumni Award Winner Dr. Aparajita Sengupta recently organised her first training workshop on “Growing with Women: ...
09/05/2023

USIEF Alumni Award Winner Dr. Aparajita Sengupta recently organised her first training workshop on “Growing with Women: Creating a Women's Organic Vegetable Growers Collective” in Ruppur, West Bengal.

Dr. Sengupta is an organic farmer residing in this village, and through the award, the women in her neighbourhood are participating in growing organic vegetables and raising ducks and chickens on their homesteads. Her aim is to help women grow nutritive gardens, provide them with a small income, and create a women's collective to market the excess products in the future.

Are you an early career English teacher at a college level or training to become a teacher of English, or a young profes...
27/04/2023

Are you an early career English teacher at a college level or training to become a teacher of English, or a young professional in related fields? The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is currently open! Selected FLTAs from India will teach Hindi, or Urdu at select U.S. campuses during their nine-month grant beginning August/September 2024.

Application deadline: August 10, 2023

Listen to Riya Raj and Manjri Suman as they share their FLTA experiences:

2014 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Fellows Riya Raj and Manjri Suman shares their experiences

  approaching for the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship: May 17, 2023These fellowships are designed for Indians to pur...
20/04/2023

approaching for the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship: May 17, 2023

These fellowships are designed for Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at select U.S. colleges and universities.

Listen to Fulbright-Nehru alumnus Rohit Tak’s experience of pursuing his master’s in urban design at University of California, Berkeley.

Fulbright-Nehru alumnus Rohit Tak shares his Fulbright experience in the U.S.

The competition for the Fulbright-Kalam   Fellowships is currently open. These fellowships are designed to build long-te...
18/04/2023

The competition for the Fulbright-Kalam Fellowships is currently open. These fellowships are designed to build long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in India and the U.S. The fellowships are offered on three levels- Doctoral Research, Postdoctoral Research and for Academic and Professional Excellence.

Listen to Shikha Singh’s (2019-20 Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow for Doctoral Research) experience at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Shikha Singh shares her experience at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Meet U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Award Scholar Dr. Jill Belsky who is currently affiliated w...
17/04/2023

Meet U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Award Scholar Dr. Jill Belsky who is currently affiliated with Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.

Dr. Belsky’s Fulbright-Nehru project seeks to enhance social science capacity in India through linking interactive and innovative teaching with participant action research (PAR). The PAR project will collectively address human-wildlife conflicts and livelihood challenges in the Harsil Valley of Uttarakhand.

She is currently visiting 8 villages in Harsil Valley part of Secure Himalaya effort, to make a report on what's been done to support biodiversity conservation especially through enhancing local livelihoods. She is also working with the Wildlife Institute of India to do the same and how participatory social science methods and social-ecological systems thinking can help.

To know more about her work, please visit: https://www.usief.org.in/scholar-profile/scholarprofiledetails.aspx?fellowid=12664

13/04/2023

Attention all aspiring Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowship applicants!

📣🎓 Looking to apply, but feeling overwhelmed by the process? We've got you covered! 🙌

Join United States-India Educational Foundation Kolkata’s workshop on April 24, 2 to 5 PM to help you prepare a strong application.

Apply before April 21 to secure your spot: tinyurl.com/8wkkzfsb

The Fulbright Program

Are you applying for the 2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships? Here is an opportunity to interact w...
13/04/2023

Are you applying for the 2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships? Here is an opportunity to interact with USIEF team and Fulbright alumni to seek guidance on your application.

USIEF is organising an in-person mentoring program in Hyderabad on April 17, 2023. Scan the QR code to register for the session.

Are you applying for the 2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships? Here is an opportunity to interact w...
13/04/2023

Are you applying for the 2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships? Here is an opportunity to interact with USIEF team and Fulbright alumni to seek guidance on your application.

USIEF is organising an in-person mentoring program in Visakhapatnam on April 22, 2023. Scan the QR code to register for the session.

Are you interested to apply for the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships? These fellowships are designed for Indians to ...
10/04/2023

Are you interested to apply for the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships? These fellowships are designed for Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at select U.S. colleges and universities.

Please join us for a panel discussion on writing a successful application on April 17, 2023 at 5.00pm.

Register now:https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6768913967690238040

USIEF congratulates Fulbright-Nehru alumnus Dr. Ajay Joshi (right) for launching his new book “Fulbright Chronicles: the...
05/04/2023

USIEF congratulates Fulbright-Nehru alumnus Dr. Ajay Joshi (right) for launching his new book “Fulbright Chronicles: the unheard stories” on April 02, in Pune.

The book is a collection of engaging narratives and personal anecdotes of Indian and American Fulbright alumni in the category of performing arts - dance, music, theatre and visual arts.

30/03/2023

As we come close to the end of Women's History Month, we would like to conclude the celebrations with a feature on our EducationUSA Advisers as they share their U.S. higher education stories and how it has shaped their path personally and professionally.

The competition for the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships is currently open. These fellow...
29/03/2023

The competition for the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships is currently open. These fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or carry out a combination of teaching and research at a U.S. institution. These fellowships are for four to nine months. The deadline to apply is July 17, 2023

2020-2021 Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Award Scholar Harpreet Kaur shares her experience at Emory Law School, Atlanta, GA:

2020-2021 Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Award Scholar Harpreet Kaur shares her experience at Emory Law School, Atlanta, GA

The competition for the  -Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships is currently open. These fellowships are designed for ...
27/03/2023

The competition for the -Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships is currently open. These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India.

Listen to 2021-22 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellow Veda Krishna’s experience at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
The deadline to apply is July 17, 2023

2020 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Scholar Veda Krishnan shares her experience at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

USIEF is organising mentoring programs for 2024-25 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright applicants across various cities ...
24/03/2023

USIEF is organising mentoring programs for 2024-25 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright applicants across various cities in India.

Are you looking for first-hand guidance from USIEF team and Fulbright alumni on how to prepare a strong Fulbright application? This is your chance!

To register, please click:
https://www.usief.org.in/images/pdfs/Mentoring_All%20India_flyer.pdf

USIEF is currently hosting the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar Program in India. The 14 p...
23/03/2023

USIEF is currently hosting the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar Program in India. The 14 participants are gaining first-hand knowledge of a cross-section of Indian institutions of higher education and meeting with policy makers and senior university administrators who play a key role in planning and implementing higher education in India.

The participants are visiting universities and colleges in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi and discussing the new National Education Policy (2020) and the opportunities for international partnerships and collaborations.

11/03/2023

USIEF applauds Fulbright-Nehru alumnus and eminent artist Suresh K. Nair for designing the 20x30 feet mural painting of ...
09/03/2023

USIEF applauds Fulbright-Nehru alumnus and eminent artist Suresh K. Nair for designing the 20x30 feet mural painting of Shivalinga at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi to welcome international delegates at the . The mural painting owes its resemblance to the renowned South Indian Rameshwaram Temple’s Shivalinga which has its strong and ancient linkage to the Holy Kashi.

Dr. Nair is a Professor of Art at Banaras Hindu University.

A unique 20x30 feet mural painting of Shivalinga is set to welcome foreign delegates visiting Kashi for the G20 summit. Coming up at the Lal Bahadur S

USIEF congratulates Fulbright-Nehru alumna Dr. Sharmila Bapat on receiving the  prestigious Shri Ramniklal J. Kinarivala...
06/03/2023

USIEF congratulates Fulbright-Nehru alumna Dr. Sharmila Bapat on receiving the prestigious Shri Ramniklal J. Kinarivala Cancer Research Award for her contribution in the field of ovarian cancer research.
Dr. Bapat is a Scientist at National Centre for Cell Science in Pune. Her research interests span ovarian cancer stem cells, epigenetic changes in ovarian cancer, and network modelling in ovarian cancer.

Are you applying for a 2023-2024   Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers? Here is an oppor...
02/03/2023

Are you applying for a 2023-2024 Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers? Here is an opportunity to interact with USIEF program team and Fulbright alumni to gain insights on writing the application.

Register for the virtual mentoring session scheduled on March 11 at 3.30 pm: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5003910832662955359

The Annual South and Central Asia   Conference commenced today in Kochi. Approximately 90 American Fulbright scholars ar...
27/02/2023

The Annual South and Central Asia Conference commenced today in Kochi. Approximately 90 American Fulbright scholars are attending from India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

The conference is a platform for discussion and deliberation on the current research of all the participating U.S. Fulbright scholars.

Apply for 2023-2024 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers!The Fulbright DAI is a...
22/02/2023

Apply for 2023-2024 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers!

The Fulbright DAI is a semester-long non-degree, non-credit, professional development program at a U.S. university. The program invites applications from full time teachers teaching any subject at any, teacher trainers, primary and secondary level library media specialists, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, special education coordinators, and administrators who spend at least fifty percent of their time teaching or working directly with students.

Deadline: March 30, 2023

For more details, visit: https://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/Distinguished-Fulbright-Awards-Teaching-Program.aspx

The competition for the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships is now open. These fellowships are designed for re...
21/02/2023

The competition for the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships is now open. These fellowships are designed for registered Ph.D. candidates at an Indian institution to pursue 6-9 months of pre-doctoral research at a U.S. university.

Listen to 2021-22 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research alumnus Pramantha Tagore’s experience at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

The deadline to apply is July 17, 2023

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow Pramantha Tagore shares his experience at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are currently open! They are designed for Indians who have completed the equiva...
14/02/2023

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are currently open! They are designed for Indians who have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree with at least three years' full-time professional work experience for a master's degree program at a U.S. university.

Here’s what Fulbright-Nehru Master's alumna Suman Chandra has to say on her experience at Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Apply now! Deadline: May 17, 2023

The Fulbright Program

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellow Suman Chandra shares her experience at Yale University

Announcement of 2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships!Applications for Fulbright-Nehru and other   F...
07/02/2023

Announcement of 2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships!

Applications for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fellowships for the 2024-25 academic year are now open. If you are from India and want to study, research or teach in the U.S, this could be the perfect opportunity.

For more details, visit www.usief.org.in

Are you applying for a 2023-2024 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (FTEA) Program? Here is an opportunity to...
06/02/2023

Are you applying for a 2023-2024 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (FTEA) Program? Here is an opportunity to interact with USIEF staff and Fulbright alumni to seek guidance on your application.

Register for the virtual mentoring session scheduled on February 10 at 3.30 pm: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1861948603396059229

The United States-India Educational Foundation(USIEF) celebrates its Foundation Day and 73rd anniversary today. Since 19...
02/02/2023

The United States-India Educational Foundation(USIEF) celebrates its Foundation Day and 73rd anniversary today. Since 1950, USIEF has administered approximately 21,000 grants for U.S. and Indian citizens under the Fulbright-Nehru and other fellowship programs.

USIEF is committed to promoting mutual understanding between the citizens of India and the Unites States, creating opportunities for educational exchanges, student interactions, faculty development and lifelong associations through the Fulbright program.

Be a part of our journey! For more details, visit www.usief.org.in

Fulbright-Nehru English Teaching Assistants (ETAs), Abigail Megginson, Colin Phelan and Rania Adamczyk,  visited the Pre...
01/02/2023

Fulbright-Nehru English Teaching Assistants (ETAs), Abigail Megginson, Colin Phelan and Rania Adamczyk, visited the Prerna Girls School - an English Access Micro-scholarship Program school managed by Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) and supported by the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

During the visit, the students learned new vocabulary and discussed American traditions and culture with the ETAs.

You are invited to attend the screening of the film “Sama in the Forest” produced by U.S. Fulbright-Nehru alumna Coralyn...
24/01/2023

You are invited to attend the screening of the film “Sama in the Forest” produced by U.S. Fulbright-Nehru alumna Coralynn V. Davis. The film will be premiered on February 03, 7.00 pm at the Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

This documentary set in contemporary Mithila, explores the power of women’s storytelling to shape, challenge, and change our understanding of the world. Through a collaborative process, the film brings together perspectives from women in Madhubani, a Maithil writer based in Delhi, and an American anthropologist.

Please register for the event: https://habitatclub.indiahabitat.in/registration?id=2417

USIEF is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2023-24 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (FT...
13/01/2023

USIEF is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2023-24 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (FTEA) Program for full-time Indian school teachers (6th - 12th grades) who are teaching English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or Special Education.

This is a six-week non-degree, non-credit academic program at a U.S. university. The application deadline for Indian candidates is March 10, 2023.

For details, please visit: https://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/FIC-Teaching-Excellence-and-Achievement-Program.aspx

Photo: 2021 FTEA fellow Lhama Dolma (third from right) with her other international FTEA participants at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

USIEF announces a vacancy for the post of Adviser, EducationUSA, in its Hyderabad office.The last date for receiving the...
13/01/2023

USIEF announces a vacancy for the post of Adviser, EducationUSA, in its Hyderabad office.

The last date for receiving the completed application forms for the position is January 24, 2023. For details, please visit: https://www.usief.org.in/CareerHyderabad.aspx

10/01/2023
USIEF’s Host Family Program provides an opportunity to U.S. Fulbrighters in India to meet an Indian Fulbrighter for an e...
27/12/2022

USIEF’s Host Family Program provides an opportunity to U.S. Fulbrighters in India to meet an Indian Fulbrighter for an enriching experience of cultural exchange.

This connection helps to forge friendships and provides the American Fulbrighters with more opportunities to gain from their stay in India.

23/12/2022
Are you interested in printmaking and painting?You can attend an exhibition by U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Anita Jung f...
12/12/2022

Are you interested in printmaking and painting?

You can attend an exhibition by U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Anita Jung from December 12 – 14, 2022 at Galley White in Vadodara.

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s alumnus Ashutosh Salil along with another author narrates the stories of social justice warrior...
05/12/2022

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s alumnus Ashutosh Salil along with another author narrates the stories of social justice warriors who are quietly powering the country's progress by being agents of real change in the book, “Being the Change : In the Footsteps of the Mahatma.”

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