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United States-India Educational Foundation
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi 110 001
The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians residing in India to pursue a master's degree program 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 Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women's Studies/Gender Studies.
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.
Timeline and Placement Process
|July 15, 2016||Application due date for 2017-2018 awards|
|June-July 2016||Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates|
|Mid August 2016||National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi|
|End August 2016||USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL & GRE)|
|September 2016||USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement|
|March-April 2017||USIEF notifies finalists|
|May-June 2017||Pre-Departure Orientation|
|July-August 2017||Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required)|
|August-September 2017||Degree program begins|
Placement of successful candidates is done by the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York. Recommended applicants do not need to apply to U.S. institutions on their own. IIE/Fulbright Program will apply to four different institutions on their behalf, taking into consideration the candidates' preferred institutions and the candidates' competitiveness. If a recommended candidate has previously applied to U.S. institutions and has requested a deferral from the institution, the candidate must notify USIEF immediately.
The applicants should:
Important Note: USIEF will not fund master's degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration or Public Policy (such as MPA/MPP or MA/MS in Public Administration or Public Policy) or dual/joindegrees such as MA/MBA or MA/MPA or MA/MPP.
Note: Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent U.S. experience. Some fellowship programs may have prerequisites and guidelines in addition to those described above. Please review the eligibility criteria for specific fellowships carefully.
Application can be done online only.
The fellowship will provide the following benefits:
* USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.
The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships provide no financial support for dependents.