About the organisation
Fulbright-Nehru Awards enable the most outstanding students, academics and professionals in India and the U.S. to study, research and teach in the host country.
Indian scholars are selected through a rigorous application and interview process. Once selected, awardees receive support navigating the visa processing and securing health insurance, as well as a comprehensive pre-departure orientation.
The Commission is also the first point of contact for U.S. citizens coming to India on a Fulbright Fellowship. USIEF organizes programs and support throughout the year including an arrival orientation in August and an annual Fulbright Review Conference in March.
About the scholarship
The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities.
These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.
Which stream of education
In the areas of,
- Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies;
- Environmental Science/Studies;
- Higher Education Administration;
- International Legal Studies;
- Public Administration;
- Public Health;
- Urban and Regional Planning; and
- Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.
In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should:
- have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized 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;
- have at least three years’ full-time (paid) professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study by the application deadline;
- demonstrate experience in leadership and community service;
- must not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program; and
- if 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.
Each applicant should choose one field of study that matches his/her chief area of interest. For more knowledge, click here.
How to apply
- To review the FN Master’s Applicant Instructions, click here.
- Before the submission of the application, refer the FN Master’s Applicant Checklist. To refer, click here.
- For Online Submission of Applications, click here.
- In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:
FNMaster’s Applicant Annexure
FNMaster’s Employer’s Endorsement Form
The fellowship will provide the following benefits:
- J-1 visa support;
- Round-trip economy class air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the U.S.
- Funding for tuition and fees*, living and related costs; and
- Accident and sickness coverage per U.S. Government guidelines.
The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships shall provide no financial support for dependents.
* USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.
- You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.
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.
Application Due Date: June 15, 2018, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)
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