2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research

2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

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Hey there dear aspirant, before you apply for the 2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, check out the interview questions along with their answers below

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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.

Applications are invited in the following fields only: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); Earth Sciences; Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; History; Language/Literature/Linguistics; 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); Psychology; 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.


The applicant will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution for his/her grant. USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to indicate affiliation preference and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institution. The letter of invitation should indicate the duration of visit, preferably with dates. If the applicant has secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, it should be included as a part of the online application.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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 July 17, 2019 and July 16, 2023. 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 a publication in a reputed journal 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. Candidates working under government-funded projects are also required to get endorsement from their affiliating institutions in India.

Note: In the application, the applicant is required to indicate the period in which s/he can complete the proposed project in the United States. The applicant must determine grant duration carefully. Should s/he be selected for a grant, it will be for the period specified in his/her application. The duration cannot be changed.

How to Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2024
  2. Please carefully review the FNPostdoc Applicant Instructions before starting your online application
  3. Please refer to FNPostdoc Applicant Checklist before submitting the application
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution on your online application (if applicable).

Application Deadline: July 17, 2023, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

For any queries contact: [email protected]

Timeline and Placement Process

July 17, 2023 Application deadline
Early September 2023 Review of applications
Mid-October 2023 USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome
End November 2023 Interviews of short-listed candidates
December 2023 USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees
January 2024 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March-April 2024 USIEF notifies the finalists about the FFSB approval
May/June 2024 Pre-Departure Orientation
August/September 2024 Program begins



  • You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.
  • Candidates cannot apply for Fulbright-Nehru and Fulbright-Kalam grants in the same academic year.
  • Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.
  • Unless otherwise specified, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be submitted online.
  • Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.
  • Extensions and Transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted.
  • Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that public health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs.
  • Applications submitted prior to February 7, 2023 will NOT BE considered.


Hey there dear aspirant, before you apply for the 2024-2025 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, check out the interview questions along with their answers below

  1. What inspired you to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship in the United States?
    Answer: I have always been fascinated by the research facilities and resources available in the US. I believe that a postdoctoral fellowship in the US will provide me with an opportunity to expand my knowledge, gain exposure to new techniques, and develop a long-term collaborative relationship with US faculty and institutions.
  2. What is your area of research, and how will this fellowship help you to advance your research career?
    Answer: My area of research is in the field of bioengineering, specifically in the area of regenerative medicine. This fellowship will allow me to gain access to some of the finest resources in this field and develop new techniques and methodologies that will help me to advance my research career.
  3. How did you choose your US host institution, and what kind of research collaboration are you looking forward to?
    Answer: I carefully reviewed the list of potential host institutions provided by USIEF and corresponded with potential mentors at each institution. I chose my host institution based on the compatibility of my research interests with the research being conducted there. I am looking forward to collaborating with my host institution on projects related to regenerative medicine.
  4. What publication are you most proud of, and how has it contributed to your research career?
    Answer: My most recent publication in a reputed journal is on the development of a novel scaffold for tissue engineering. This publication has contributed significantly to my research career by showcasing my ability to develop new techniques and methodologies in the field of regenerative medicine.
  5. What do you hope to achieve during your time as a postdoctoral fellow in the US, and how will you use this experience to contribute to the research community in India?
    I hope to gain exposure to new techniques and methodologies in the field of regenerative medicine and develop a long-term collaborative relationship with US faculty and institutions. I plan to use this experience to contribute to the research community in India by sharing my knowledge and expertise with my colleagues, mentoring young researchers, and establishing new research collaborations.

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