Fulbright Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022 Application Form, Dates

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USIEF announces Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships 2022-23 for Master’s Degree Program

Fulbright Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022 – United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has invited applications for Fulbright Nehru Master’s Fellowship Program 2022-2023 for Indian Citizens.

Application for the scholarship in Master’s Degree program at select US colleges and universities can be submitted online till May 17, 2021. Read on for more details on Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022

About Master’s Fellowships 2022-23

  • The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at select U.S. colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Economics; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; International Affairs; International Legal Studies; Journalism and Mass Communication; Public Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.

Grant Benefits

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.

  • Note – The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships provide no financial support for dependents.

Fulbright Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022 Important Dates

Last date for submission of the Application form

17th May 2021

Field-specific experts review applications

End June 2021           

USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome

Late July 2021           

National interviews of short-listed candidates

Mid-August 2021        

USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE)

End August 2021       

USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement

October 2021 

USIEF notifies finalists

March/April 2022       

Degree program begins

August/September 2022        

Eligibility Criteria for Fulbright Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants:

  • must have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants must either possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or a completed master’s degree; or a full-time postgraduate diploma from a recognized Indian institution, if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ duration; must have at least three years’ full-time (paid) professional work experience relevant to the proposed field of study by the application deadline;
  • should 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, should follow the instructions carefully regarding the employer’s endorsement. If applicable, obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. The applicant can download the FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form from the USIEF website.

Eligible Fields of Study

  • Each applicant must 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 and Museum Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Higher Education Administration
  • International Affairs
  • International Legal Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women’s Studies/Gender Studies

Fulbright Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website http://www.usief.org.in/
  • Applications must be submitted online at the website https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2022. Please carefully review the FNMaster’s Applicant Instructions before starting your online application
  • Please refer to FNMaster’s Applicant Checklist before submitting the application
  • In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online application:

i. FN Master’s Applicant Annexure

ii. FN Master’s Employer’s Endorsement Form (if applicable)


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website