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Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships: Introduction

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Category :
Master's Fellowships
Research Areas :
Arts and Culture Management 
Fellowship Provided by :
Provided to :
Outstanding Young Indians

The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development are designed for outstanding young 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, Communication Studies, Conflict Resolution, Economics, Environment, Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, and Women's Studies.

The program is 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. These fellowships are for one to two years.

Grant Benefits

The fellowship will provide the following benefits:

 • J-1 visa support;
 • Round-trip airfare 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 coverage per U.S. Government guidelines.

USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.

The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowship program provides no financial support for dependents.


The applicants should

 • 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 or work experience relevant to their proposed field of study;
 • demonstrate experience in leadership and community service;
 • should not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a US degree program; and
 • preferably be in the age group of 25-30 years.

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: The study of all aspects of art and culture management, including arts administration, heritage conservation and museum studies, management of profit and not-for-profit art institutions, among others. These fellowships are not for pursuing graduate degrees in fine or applied art and design or art history, but for the management of the arts.
 • Communication Studies: The study of all aspects of mass communication, including print (newspapers, journals) and broadcast (radio, television, internet) media, media management, and communications research and strategy. Subspecialties include: media management, public relations, print journalism, online journalism, and broadcast journalism, among others.
 • Conflict Resolution: The study of all aspects of conflict resolution, including peace studies, conflict management, humanitarian assistance, restorative justice, advocacy, and human rights, among others.
 • Economics: The study of production, demand and allocation of resources in society, economic trends, effects of government economic policy on the economy. Subspecialties include: development economics, international economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, labor economics, agricultural economics, and public finance, among others.
 • Environment: The study of the environment in all its complexities. Subspecialties include: environmental toxicology, natural resource management, pollution prevention, environmental law, environmental engineering and environmental policy analysis, among others.
  Public Administration: The study of management as it relates to the government sector (local, state, federal) or organizations serving the public. Subspecialties include: policy analysis, non-profit management, international development, public sector management, public finance, healthcare management, and city/urban development, among others.
 • Urban and Regional Planning: The study of all aspects of urban and regional planning, including infrastructure, transportation policy and planning, water and sanitation, town and rural planning, land use, housing and real estate development, and waste management, among others.
 • Women's Studies: The study of issues relevant to women, feminism, and gender including development, health, history, education, law, and policy, among others.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: https://iie.embark.com/apply/ffsp

Please carefully review the FNMaster's Applicant Instructions before starting your online application

Pleae refer to FNMaster's Applicant Checklist before submitting the application

In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online applicaiton:

1. FNMaster's Applicant Annexure
2. FNMaster's Employer's Endorsement Form

For more details vist http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Nehru-Fellowships.aspx

Documents Rquired :

(a) your online application form; (b) study/research objectives; (c) personal statement; (d) curriculum vitae; (e) writing sample; (f) scanned copies of your mark sheets or transcripts and diploma/degree certificates; (g) scanned copies of proof of your work/professional experience (h) three reference letters; (i) FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement, if employed; (j) scanned copies of test score reports, if applicable; (k) correspondence with U.S. universities; (l) FNMasters applicant annexure; and (m) additional documentation as specified in the instructions below.

If employed, you should obtain the employer’s endorsement for your Fulbright-Nehru application. Please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority and not the immediate supervisor.

You must submit a printout of your Fulbright-Nehru application to your employer for the employer’s endorsement along with this form. Please request the employer to return the signed form to you so that you can scan and upload it on page 14 of your online application. The employer also has the option of sending this form directly to the Senior Program Officer, Indian Program, United States-India Educational Foundation, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001


Fulbright House
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi 110001
E-mail: Contact I
Phone: +91-11-4209-0909/2332-8944
Fax: +91-11-2332-9718
Website: www.usief.org.in

Regional Offices


USIEF Regional Office
American Consulate Building
Mount Road, Anna Salai
Chennai 600 006
Email: Contact I
Phone: +91-44-2857-4423/ 4131
Fax: +91-44-2811-2075


USIEF Regional Office
The American Center
38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata 700 071
E-mail: Contact I
Phone: +91-33-3984 6300
Fax: +91-33-2288-1636


USIEF Regional Office
Maker Bhawan 1
IInd Floor New Marine Lines
Mumbai 400 020
Email: Contact I
Phone: +91-22-2262-4603 
Fax: +91-22-2266-3956

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