The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships sponsored by the United States-India Educational Foundation 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; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.
- 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
- Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines.
- Have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized 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;
- Have at least three years’ full-time (paid or voluntary) professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study;
- 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;
- 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 FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. You can download the FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form from the USIEF website.
Candidates interested to apply are informed that 01 July 2015 is the last date to apply for the same and for any further queries they can refer to the official website www.usief.org.in/
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 applies 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.