Fulbright Nehru Masters Fellowships Programme 2018

Fulbright Nehru Masters Fellowships Programme 2018 for Indian Citizens

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright Commission in India, is pleased to announce a new round of fellowship competitions open to Indian Citizens for 2018.

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and India through academic and cultural exchange.

USIEF is pleased to announce Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships and other opportunities for 2017-18 sessions.

The fellowships are for one to two years

Grant Benefits

The fellowship will provide the following benefits:

  1. J-1 visa support;
  2. Round-trip economy class air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the U.S;
  3. Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs; and
  4. Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Govt. guidelines.
  5. USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.
  6. The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship Programme provides no financial support for dependents.

Eligibility for Fulbright Nehru Masters Fellowships Programme

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should:

Applicant should have completed an equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised Indian University with at least 55% marks. Applicants should either possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or a completed master’s degree, if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ duration.

Applicant must have at least three years’ full-time (paid or voluntary) professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study.

Applicant should have demonstrated experience in leadership and Community Service.

Applicant should not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program; and if you are employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement; if applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FN Masters Employer’s Endorsement Form.

The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period.

Eligible Fields of Study

Each applicant should choose one field of study that matches his/her chief area of interest. The following field descriptions are illustrative and applicants should note that individual academic host institution programs of study may differ in course offerings, subspecialties, and academic requirements.

Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation & Museum Studies: The study of all aspects of art and culture management, including arts administration, heritage conservation and museum studies, management of profit and not-for-profit art institutions, among others. These fellowships are not for pursuing graduate degrees in fine or applied art and design or art history, but for the management of the arts.

Environmental Science/Studies: The study of the environment in all its complexities; subspecialties include: environmental toxicology, natural resource management, pollution prevention, environmental law, environmental engineering and environmental policy analysis, among others.

Higher Education Administration: The study of all aspects of higher education administration including policy planning and management, student affairs, academic affairs, admissions and enrollment management, curriculum design, learning assessment, financial management, alumni and community relations, internationalisation of higher education, quality assurance, use of technology in higher education, among others.

Public Health: The study of all aspects of public health including biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health law, bioethics and human rights, health policy and management, public health delivery systems, international health, and reproductive, maternal and child health, among others.

Urban & Regional Planning: The study of all aspects of urban and regional planning, including infrastructure, transportation policy and planning, water and sanitation, town and rural planning, land use, housing and real estate development, and waste management, among others.

Women’s Studies/Gender Studies: The study of issues relevant to women, feminism, and gender including development, health, history, education, sexuality, law, and policy, among others.

How to Apply?

Applications must be submitted online.

Please refer to Application Procedure and Guidelines. Please visit the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships webpage at www.usief.org.in for fellowship details and Application Instructions.

Fulbright Nehru Masters Fellowships Programme 2017 Important Dates

Application Deadline for 2018-19 awards: June 15th 2017

Field-specific experts review applications to short-list applicants: June-July 2017

National interviews of short-listed applicants in Delhi: Mid-August 2017

USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE): End August 2017

USIEF forwards applications of recommended applicants to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval & placement: September 2017

USIEF notifies finalists: March-April 2018

Pre-Departure Orientation: May-June 2018

Pre-academic training in the U.S (if required): July-August 2018

Degree program begins: August-September 2018

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