Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships 2025-2026 for Postdoctoral Research in USA

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Doctoral Fellowship

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships in USA

Designation/Position- Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships

United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) invites application for Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships from eligible and interested candidates 

About- These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities. Postdoctoral fellows will have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest and will help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions. These fellowships are for eight to 24 months. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships

Research/Job Area- All available research area

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.

Location- US institutions


In addition to the General Prerequisites:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or D.M. degree within the past four years. They must have obtained a Ph.D. or D.M. degree between July 15, 2020 and July 14, 2024. The applicants are required to upload their Ph.D. or D.M. degree certificate/provisional on the online application;
  • Applicants must have a publication in reputed journals. They must upload a recent significant publication (copy of paper/article) on the online application (not exceeding 30 pages); and
  • If applicant is employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the Letter of Support/Employer’s Endorsement from Home Institution. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Candidates working under government-funded projects are also required to get endorsement from their affiliating institutions in India.

Job/Position Description- 


The selected candidate will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution.

USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated, and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institutions. If the applicant has secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, it should be included as a part of the online application. The letter of invitation should indicate the duration of visit, preferably with dates.

Grant Benefits

These fellowships provide J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel between India and the U.S., a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.

Subject to availability of funds, a dependent allowance and international travel may be provided for one accompanying eligible dependent provided the dependent is with the grantee in the U.S. for at least 80 per cent of the grant period.

How to Apply- 

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2025
  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 Letter of Support from Home Institution on your online application (if applicable).

Last Date for Apply– 15 July 2024

Timeline and Placement Process

July 15, 2024Application deadlineSeptember 2024Experts review applicationsMid-October 2024USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcomeMid-November 2024

Interviews of short-listed candidates

Late November 2024USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees.December 2024USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placementMarch/April 2025USIEF notifies the finalists about the FFSB approvalMay/June 2025Pre-Departure OrientationAugust/September 2025Program begins

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