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2023-24 Fulbright-Nehru, Fulbright-Kalam and other Fulbright Fellowships for Indian Citizens

Dear Friend,

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces opening of its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru, Fulbright-Kalam, and other Fulbright Fellowships for Indian citizens.  These fellowships are aimed at students, faculty, researchers, and professionals for study, research, teaching, and professional development in the United States.

Fellowship details are posted on the USIEF website and the first application deadline is May 16, 2022. Please visit https://usief.org.in/Fellowships/Fellowships-for-Indian-Citizens.aspx for more information.

Prospective applicants in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep Islands may send their queries to usiefchennai@usief.org.in.

The fellowship announcement is also posted on USIEF’s social media pages. Connect with us!




Public Affairs Section | U.S. Consulate General Chennai


2023-24 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program - Application deadline - June 15, 2022

Dear Friend,

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the opening of the annual competition for 2023-2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which is a Fulbright program, brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States for ten months of non-degree graduate study and related practical professional experiences. The program is designed to meet the requirements of policy makers, planners, administrators, and managers in the government, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, who have a public service commitment, demonstrated leadership potential, and commitment to their own country's development.

The fellowships are awarded in the fields of Agricultural and Rural Development; Communications/Journalism; Contagious and Infectious Diseases; Economic Development; Educational Administration, Planning and Policy; Finance and Banking; Higher Education Administration; HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention; Human Resource Management; International Religious Freedom; Law and Human Rights; Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change; Public Health Policy and Management; Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention; Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development); Technology Policy and Management; Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention; Urban and Regional Planning. In case of ‘Teaching of English as a Foreign Language,’ applications are invited from curriculum specialists and teacher trainers who work in teacher training institutes, public or private organizations concerned with English language teaching and development. Applications from all the listed fields are welcome.

Application deadline for Indian applicants is June 15, 2022.  For application process and guidelines, 

Visit: https://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/Hubert-H-Humphrey-Fellowship-Program.aspx.




Public Diplomacy Section | U.S. Consulate General Chennai


Supporting Talent in Research-University of Padua – STARS@UNIPD 2023

Dear Students,

We would like to inform you that the University of Padua (Italy) has launched the fourth edition of the Supporting Talent in Research@University of Padua – STARS@UNIPD 2023 call for proposals. Such intramural funding Programme supports excellent 30-month research projects to be performed in Padua by outstanding Principal Investigators (PIs) of any age and nationality, choosing the University and one of its 32 Departments as their working base.

The STARS@UNIPD call aims at promoting and encouraging high quality, innovative and ambitious research in all scientific areas, offering support to ground-breaking ideas with definite potential to turn into competitive proposals for international fundings, such as the prestigious European Research Council grants.

In particular, STARS Starting Grants (STARS-StG) are designed to fund promising international PIs who have defended their first PhD within maximum 5 years (prior to 1st January 2023) and are about to establish their own research team and/or starting their own independent research. A Mobility allowance has been introduced to support researchers coming to Italy from abroad.

The application deadline is on 28 February 2023 at 1:00 p.m. (Italy time zone).

For further information regarding the call, its annexes, and the on line procedure for the submission go to the website: https://www.unipd.it/en/stars2023 (in English).

Please find enclosed a brief Summary of the Programme and the flyer.

STARS 2023_Flyer


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