Fulbright Nehru Master's Fellowships Notification 2018

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship Programme for Indian Citizens 2018-19

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and India through academic and cultural exchange. Since 1950, the Fulbright Program has sponsored Indians from all walks of life to gain a greater understanding of U.S. society, culture, and values, and to foster a deeper appreciation of India amongst their American colleagues

USIEF is pleased to announce Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships and other opportunities for the academic year 2018-2019

Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships

The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians residing in India to pursue a master's degree programme at selected U.S. colleges and universities 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

The fellowships are for one to two years

Grant Benefits

The fellowship will provide the following benefits:

a) J-1 visa support;

b) Round-trip economy class air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the U.S;

c) Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs; and

d) Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Govt. guidelines

e) USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources

f) The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship Programme provides no financial support for dependents

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship 2018 Eligibility Criteria

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should:

Candidate 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;

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

Candidate should have demonstrated experience in leadership and Community Service;

Candidate 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

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

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship 2018 Application Process

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

For more information, please visit website www.usief.org.in for fellowship details and Application Instructions

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship 2018 Important Dates

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

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

National interviews of short-listed candidates 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 candidates 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

USIEF, Mumbai

United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has headquarters in New Delhi & four regional offices in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata & Mumbai-400020, Phone: 022-2262-4603, Email: usiefmumbai@usief.org.in, Website www.usief.org.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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