Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships 2023-24

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EligibilityMaster's degree applicants
RegionUnited States
AwardVariable awards

About the Program


Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships 2023-24 is an initiative by the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) for outstanding Indian students to pursue a master's degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities. The candidate must pursue their degree 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. These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities. The selected fellows will receive variable awards.

  • Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships 2023-24

    To be eligible, the applicant must - 

    • Have completed an equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks
    • Possess a four-year bachelor's degree or a completed master's degree OR
    • Have a full-time postgraduate diploma from a recognized Indian institution, 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 the proposed field of study
    • Demonstrate experience in leadership and community service
    • Not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program

    The selected applicants will receive 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, living and related costs
    • Accident and sickness coverage as per U.S. government guidelines


    Note - 

    • The Fulbright-Nehru Master's fellowships provide no financial support for dependents.
    • USIEF funding will not cover all costs and the fellow will need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume
    • Academic degree and mark sheets
    • Language test scores
    • Letter of invitation
    • Passport
    • FNDR annexure form
    • FNDR endorsement form
    • Study/research objective
    • Personal statement
    • Writing sample
    • Portfolio, if applicable
    • Scanned copies of your mark sheets or transcripts and diploma/degree certificates
    • Scanned copies of proof of  work/professional experience 
    • Three reference letters


    Note - For detailed information, kindly go through the 'Application Detailed Instructions.

    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2:
    Navigate to the 'How to Apply' section and click on the first link.
    Step 3: For first time users, click on the 'Create an Account' link, whereas registered users click on Login.
    Step 4:
    To register for an account, enter an email address, first and last name, birthday and click on 'Continue'
    Step 5:
    Enter the pin received through email to activate the account and create a password to complete the process.
    Step 6: After successfully creating the account, log in using valid credentials.
    Step 7: Fill in the required information step-by-step and upload the required documents s in PDF format as required​​​.
    Step 8: Fill in the grant and additional information and submit the form.


    Note -

    • The name must be entered exactly the way it appears (or will appear) on the applicant's passport.
    • For detailed information, kindly go through the 'Application Detailed Instructions.
Important Dates

Application Deadline - 16th May 2022, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)
National interviews of Shortlisted Candidates - End August 2022
USIEF Notifies Finalists - March/April 2023
Beginning of Program - August/September 2023

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on their qualifications by an expert committee.

Terms and Conditions
  • The applicant will be affiliated with one US host institution for the grant. 
  • The applicants can apply for only one Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.
  • Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.
  • 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.
  • Applicants recommended by the experts will be required to appear for an interview with the USIEF National Selection Committee.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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