2017-2018 Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships for Indian Students, USA


2017-2018 Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships for Indian Students, USA , and applications are submitted till June 15, 2017, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)Applications are invited for Fulbright Nehru master’s fellowships available for outstanding Indians residing in India. Fellowships will be awarded to pursue master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities. The fellowships are for one to two years. These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: master’s degree program

Field(s): Fellowships are awarded in 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 (excluding Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration or Public Policy).

Deadline: June 15, 2017, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

Funded By: The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2017-2018 Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships are targeted for the Indian citizens

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

 Award No: not specified

Scholarship Duration: The fellowships are for one to two years.

Scholarship covers: 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 US;
  • Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs; and
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per US Government guideline. USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.

Description

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians 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.

These 2017-2018 Fulbright-Nehru Masters 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.

Eligibility

Applicants of  2017-2018 Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships application 

‣ should have completed an equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. 

‣ 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;

‣ must have at least three years’ full-time (paid or voluntary) professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study; Applicants should have demonstrated experience in leadership and community service;

‣ should not have another degree from a US university or be enrolled in a US degree program; and

‣ If applicants 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.

Selection Criteria for 2017-2018 Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships

‣ 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.

Notification:

‣ USIEF notifies principal and alternates that they are recommended and they then take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE) on Early September 2017. USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the US for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement by October 2017. Then USIEF notifies finalists in March-April 2017.

Scholarship Application Method 

 Applications must be submitted online.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on June 15, 2017, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

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.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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