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Grant Opportunity – USIEF

Below is a request for proposal for U.S.-India Institutional Partnership Grants. Please contact USIEF directly with questions:

United States – India Educational Foundation

ANNOUNCEMENT: Request for Proposal


U.S. – India Institutional Partnership Grants
The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI).  Announced by the U.S. and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501c(3) may submit proposals to support the program’s goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post-secondary educational institutions.

Exchange activities may include but are not limited to curriculum design, research collaboration, team teaching, focused series of exchanges, seminars, among other activities. Activities should be designed to develop expertise, advance scholarship and teaching, and promote long-term ties between partner institutions.

Proposals in the following fields are eligible: Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Studies; Education and Educational Reform; Public Health; and Community Development and Sustainable Development.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Full application details can be found at: www.usief.org.in/osi

Fulbright Fellowship Opportunity in India

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Today’s guest blog post by Adam Grotsky shares a fellowship opportunity in India. Please direct your inquiries to USIEF.

Greetings from New Delhi!

I am writing to alert you about the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship opportunities available for U.S. citizens in India for the Academic Year 2014-15.

India, as you may know, has the largest U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program in the world. USIEF awards more than 80 Fulbright-Nehru grants each year to U.S. citizens.

These are a few things that may also be news to you:

  • USIEF has introduced Postdoctoral Fellowships for candidates who have earned a doctorate degree in the last five years.
  • Grants for teaching, teaching/research, and research have been combined under Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence award category, which is open to faculty and professionals in all disciplines.
  • “Serial grants” will allow faculty the opportunity to conduct research in India, during shorter in-country stays, over the course of two years.
  • The Distinguished Chair award, designed for eminent scholars with substantial teaching experience, offers the opportunity to travel to prominent institutions in India to deliver guest lectures and participate in conferences and workshops
  • USIEF provides a dependent education allowance up to $10,000.

For more information on these grant options and benefits, visit the CIES website. The application deadline is August 1, 2013.

For details regarding benefits and application procedures for student grants, visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program page.

Recently, many U.S. institutions have sent delegations to India on fact finding missions to engage strategically with their counterparts in India. A Fulbright-Nehru grant is an excellent way to seed potential long-standing partnerships with Indian institutions. In fact, each year we have grantees whose research collaborations and other joint efforts lead to active engagement at an institutional level.

Help us identify worthy recipients! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about our fellowship opportunities. We hope to welcome you and your colleagues to India someday soon.

Thank you and best wishes,

Adam J. Grotsky

Executive Director
United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)


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