Fully Funded Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Doctoral Research 2025-2026 | Apply Now!

Applications are currently open for the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Doctoral Research 2025-2026. These fellowships aim to foster long-term capabilities for addressing climate change-related challenges in both India and the U.S.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships

Fully Funded Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships for Doctoral Research

The fellowships target Indian scholars enrolled in a PhD program at an Indian institution, spanning a duration of six to nine months.

Fields covered by the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships include but are not confined to clean energy technologies and energy transition; climate and health; climate finance; climate justice and equity; climate resilience, mitigation, and adaptation; climate-smart agriculture; climatology; critical and emerging technology (including applied AI for climate/agriculture, utilizing high-performance computing/quantum computing for climate mitigation, and biotech); critical minerals supply chains; disaster resilience; green mobility, green buildings and construction; oceanography; renewable energy; sustainability.


  • The fellowships encompass J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, an Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges following U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, applicable allowances, and modest affiliation fees, if any. Unfortunately, no provisions are made for dependents, and the grant is insufficient to support family members.


  • Applicants must have conducted substantial research relevant to their objectives, particularly in identifying resources in both India and the U.S. They should be registered for a PhD at an Indian institution by November 1, 2023. One of the recommendations on the online application form should come from the Ph.D. supervisor, addressing the applicant’s research, and the necessity for the fellowship, and indicating the Ph.D. registration date and topic.
  • This grant is intended for Ph.D. students to carry out research essential to their dissertations/thesis. Therefore, the expected PhD thesis submission date should be at least three months after the Fulbright-Kalam grant end date. For instance, if the grant end date is May 2026, the applicant cannot submit their thesis before August 2026. The PhD registration date and the expected PhD thesis submission date should be indicated in the Applicant Annexure.
  • If employed, applicants must carefully follow instructions regarding employer endorsement. If applicable, the applicant should obtain endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority using the “Employer’s Endorsement Form.” The employer must confirm that leave will be granted for the fellowship period.
  • Applicants are required to upload a copy of the original published/presented paper or extracts from the Master’s/M.Phil. thesis in the online application form, not exceeding 20 pages.

Application requirements

Application deadline

The application deadline is July 15, 2024

How to apply

To apply, click here. You can also click here for more information.

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