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Fulbright Nehru Master's Fellowships 2021-22

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United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has announced Fulbright Nehru Fellowship Program 2021-2022 for Indian Citizens. Application for the scholarship in master’s degree program at select US colleges and universities can be submitted online till May 15, 2020.


About the Fellowship

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; Public Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.


Fulbright Nehru Master's Fellowships 2021-22 Important Dates

Application due date for 2021-2022 awards

15th May 2020

Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates

End-June 2020

USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome Late

July 2020

National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi

Mid-August 2020

USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended

End-August 2020

USIEF notifies finalists

March-April 2021

Pre-departure Orientation in India

May 2021

Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required)

July-August 2021

Degree program begins

August-September 2021


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 (USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources), living and related costs; and


Accident and sickness coverage per U.S. Government guidelines


Eligibility Criteria for Fulbright Nehru Master's Fellowships 2021-22

In addition to the general prerequisites, the applicant should fulfil the following:


Must have completed the 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, then


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 employer’s endorsement. If applicable, 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

Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies


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 2021-22 Application Process


Applications must be submitted online at website https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021


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 in your online application:


FNMaster's Applicant Annexure


FNMaster's Employer's Endorsement Form (if applicable)


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