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Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships Open For The Academic Year 2023-2024

USIEF administers the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships to build long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in India and the US.

The objective is 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.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship fields include, but not limited to, Energy Studies, Earth Sciences, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Agriculture, Public Policy, Environmental Engineering, and Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

These grants are offered at the following three levels. Click the link below for complete announcement details, eligibility requirements, and application process and guidelines.

  1. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Doctoral Research: These pre-doctoral level research fellowships, for six to nine months, are designed for Indian scholars who are registered for a PhD at an Indian institution.
  2. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research: These fellowships, for eight to 24 months, are designed for Indian faculty and researchers, who have a PhD degree within the past four years
  3. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Academic and Professional Excellence: These fellowships, for four to nine months, 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 US institution. Applicants can opt for four to six-month Flex Awards in two segments.

Kindly note these fellowships are for pre-doctoral level research. Applicants with PhD degrees or those at the final stage of PhD thesis submission will not be considered.

How to Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted online at:
  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: September 15, 2022, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

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