RFP: Fulbrights in India

A nice opportunity for someone heading out on sabbatical:

The application deadline to the Fulbright Scholar Program for US Faculty and Professionals for 2012-2013 is August 1, 2011 – less than 40 days away, but still plenty of time to submit a competitive application.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is offering over 70 awards in India this year for teaching, teaching/research, or research. India is the largest program for American scholars and professionals, and all disciplines are encouraged to apply. India also offers a Distinguished Chair in teaching. With increased stipends, tuition assistance for accompanying dependents (grades K-12), and travel grants available for the South and Central Asia region, India is an excellent opportunity for scholars and professionals.

India is attractive for Americans because of its history, religious, cultural and geographic variety. With almost 350 universities and over 17,000 colleges, India supports one of the largest and most diverse systems of higher education institutions in the world. Its higher education institutions include some of the world’s best in science and technology.

U.S. citizenship is required. For more information on programs in India, visit http://www.cies.org/Fulbright/india/. For resources to aid you in the application process, please visit http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/. Should you have any questions, you can also contact me at cmatto@iie.org.

Catherine Johnston Matto
Assistant Director for South and Central Asia
Institute of International Education
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Scholars Division
3007 Tilden St. NW, Suite #5L
Washington, DC 20008
202-686-4020 | 202-362-3442
cmatto@iie.org | www.iie.org/cies

The Fulbright Scholar Program and Humphrey Fellowship Program are administered by the Institute of International Education’s Department of Scholar and Professional Programs, which includes the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and Humphrey divisions.

The competition for 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar grants is now open. The application deadline for most programs is August 1, 2011. U.S. scholars and professionals can learn how to present their credentials at www.iie.org/cies.