The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) promotes mutual understanding between the nationals of India and the U.S. through the educational exchange of outstanding scholars, professionals and students. Since its inception, USIEF has awarded approximately 19,000 Fulbright, Fulbright-Nehru, and other prestigious grants and scholarships in almost every academic discipline.
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships:
The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master's degree program at select U.S. colleges and universities 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; 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, 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.
In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should:
must have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants must either possess a four-year bachelor's degree; or a completed master's degree, or a full-time postgraduate diploma from a recognized Indian institution, if the bachelor's degree is of less than four years' duration;
must have at least three years' full-time (paid) professional work experience relevant to the proposed field of study by the application deadline;
should 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; and
if employed, should follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, 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.
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 U.S.
Funding for tuition and fees*, living and related costs; and
Accident and sickness coverage per U.S. Government guidelines.
The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships provide no financial support for dependents.
Eligible 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 and Museum Studies