Fulbright Specialist Program provides an opportunity to Indian universities and institutions of higher learning to collaborate with the US faculty and professionals. In addition to sharing their expertise, Specialists can help develop linkages between host institutions and US institutions.
Host institutions must be degree-granting, post-secondary academic institutions, comparable to US colleges or universities in order to promote an important program goal of fostering linkages between US and Indian academic institutions of higher education. Additionally, institutions that provide an educational focus to their programming will also be considered. Such hosts may include government-related institutions, cultural institutions, medical institutions and research organizations/think tanks.
Costs for a Fulbright Specialists grant are shared by the host institution and the US Department of State. The US Department of State pays for international airfare and honorarium to the scholar.
The host institution is responsible for the cost of housing, meals and any necessary, program related, in-country transportation. In-country costs may be supplied by the host institution as in-kind services and/or monies paid directly to the grantee. Note that in-country transportation refers to transportation once the Specialist has arrived in the city of the activity, and not to flights taken as part of the international travel.
The grants are open in the following fields:
Agriculture - American (US) Studies (The following specializations with a specific US focus are eligible: art, art history, dance, history, literature, music, popular culture, religion, theater and women - studies - Anthropology - Applied Linguistics-TEFL - Archaeology - Biology Education - Business Administration - Chemistry Education - Communications and Journalism - Computer Science and Information Technology - Economics - Education Engineering education - Environmental - Science Law - Library Science - Math Education - Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies - Physics Education - Political Science - Public Administration - Public/Global Health - Social Work - Sociology - Urban Planning
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How to apply:
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Completed application form should reach USIEF byOctober 31, 2012
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