2023-2024 Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair Program at Emory University

The Visiting Chair Program is designed for Indian scholars who are employed in India for the purpose of teaching, lecturing, and/or conducting research at Emory University’s main campus in Atlanta. This fellowship will be offered as part of a cost share agreement between the Halle Institute for Global Research at Emory University (Emory) and the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF).

The Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair for the academic year 2023-2024 at Emory will be offered to scholars engaged with Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human Health. The goal of the program is to amplify deep human health-related connections between Emory, Atlanta, and India by encouraging unconventional collaborations between health sciences and other disciplines. Examples of exciting topics might include the social costs of mosquito borne illnesses, climate change and poverty, and disease and gender relations. The Visiting Chair must have a high level of academic/professional achievement in research and teaching related to Human Health, broadly defined. The Visiting Chair will teach and conduct research on Human Health at Emory and promote mutual understanding through engagement with the host community. USIEF expects the Visiting Chair to generate awareness in the United States about India and the contributions of Indian academia.

Priority will be given to the selection of scholars whose activities are related to graduate, undergraduate, and/or postgraduate programs in India with the objective of increasing the impact of their scholarship in India as a result of their experience in the United States. Strong applications will articulate how the research project connects to and will be supported by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

If selected, the Chair should start his/her grant either in the Fall Semester (August 2023 to December 2023) or the Spring Semester (January 2024 to May 2024).

Primary Responsibility of Visiting Chair

  • teach an upper-level course on a topic connected to Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human Health that relates to the scholar’s research broadly in order to attract both graduate and advanced undergraduate students;
  • present at least one public on-campus lecture;
  • participate in seminars, workshops, and network with other scholars on campus; and
  • participate in community engagement.

Important note: The Visiting Chair will teach and conduct research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human Health at Emory and promote mutual understanding through engagement with the host community. At Emory University, 25% is considered an appropriate amount of time to dedicate to teaching one course, which will be the teaching load for the Fulbright Visiting Chair. The remainder 75% of the time is for research and research-related activities, such as participating in the academic life on campus at Emory. Please develop your project proposal accordingly – 25% of your time for teaching and 75% for research and participation in academic life at Emory.


Grant Benefits

The fellowship provides a J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, settling-in allowance, books and supplies allowance, professional allowance, and excess baggage allowance. 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.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites:

  • faculty/researchers must have a Ph.D. degree with at least five years of relevant teaching/research/professional experience in Human Health;
  • professionals outside academe must have a master’s degree or equivalent with recognized professional standing and at least five years relevant experience in Human Health
  • the applicant should include a recent demonstration of research (copy of paper/article not exceeding 30 pages, a digital recording of performance, etc.) with the online application; and
  • applicants must follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. The applicant must obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the Letter of Support from Home Institution.

How to Apply

1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2023

2. Please carefully review the FNVC Applicant Instructions before starting your online application

3. Please refer to FNVC Applicant Checklist before submitting the application.

In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:

4. FNVC Applicant Annexure

5. FNVC Letter of Support from Home Institution

Application Due Date: August 16, 2022, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

For any queries contact: fnvc@usief.org.in

Timeline and Placement Process

August 16, 2022 Application due date for 2023-2024 awards
September 2022 Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates
Early October 2022 USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome
Mid-October 2022 National interviews of short-listed candidates
End-October 2022 USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees
December 2022 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March/April 2023 USIEF notifies finalists
May/June 2023 Pre-Departure Orientation
August/September 2023 Program begins



You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.

Candidates cannot apply for more than one Fulbright-Nehru grants in the same academic year.

Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.

Unless otherwise specified, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be submitted online.

Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

Extensions and Transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted.

Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human Health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs.