2017-2018 Fullbright-nerhu Fellowship, Fullbright-kalam climate fellowship Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

2017-2018 Fullbright-nerhu Fellowship and Fullbright-kalam climate fellowship Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

Fellowships for Indian Citizens: 2017-2018

  • Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships
  • Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship
  • Other Fulbright Fellowships

Additional opportunities are announced throughout the year. Please visit USIEF’s website www.usief.org.in

Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships 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; International Legal Studies; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.

Eligibility Requirements In addition to the General Prerequisites (page 21), the applicants:

  • 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 professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study by the application deadline;
  • 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, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If occupational health, epidemiology, health law, bioethics and human rights, health policy and management, public health delivery systems, international health, and reproductive, maternal and child health, among others.

Urban and Regional Planning: The study of all aspects of urban and regional planning, including sustainable infrastructure, transportation policy, planning and improvements, water and sanitation, town and rural planning, equitability, public space programing and governance, land use, community visioning, urban resilience, housing and real estate development, and waste management, among others.

Women’s Studies/Gender Studies: The study of issues relevant to women, feminism, and gender including development, health, history, education, sexuality, law, and policy, among others.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online. Please refer to Application Procedure and Guidelines (page 21). Please visit the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships webpage at www.usief.org.in for fellowship details and Application Instructions.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2016

Timeline and Placement Process

June 15, 2016

Application deadline for 2017-2018 awards

June-July 2016

Field-specific experts review applications to shortlist candidates

Mid-August 2016

National interviews of shortlisted candidates in Delhi End

August 2016

USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE)

September 2016

USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement

March-April 2017

USIEF notifies finalists

May-June 2017

Pre-Departure Orientation

July-August 2017

Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required)

August-September 2017

Degree program begins

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

In a September 2014 Joint Statement, the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of India launched a new U.S.-India Climate Fellowship Program to build long-term capacity to address climate change related issues in both countries. In pursuance of the Joint Statement, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of India, desiring to promote further mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States of America and the Republic of India by a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents, intend to work in partnership to build longterm capacity in the United States and India by engaging scientific and technical research scholars and professionals from both countries related to climate research and education through the launch of the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship.

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) administers the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship on behalf of both the governments. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships are offered for:

1 Doctoral Research: These fellowships are designed for Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution. These fellowships are for six to nine months.

2 Postdoctoral Research: These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities. Postdoctoral fellows will have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest and will help build long-term collaborative relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions. These fellowships are for eight to 12 months.

How to Apply

(Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for Doctoral Research) Applications must be submitted online. Please refer to Application Procedure and Guidelines (page 21). Please visit the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship webpage at www.usief.org.in for fellowship details and Application Instructions.

Please visit the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship webpage at www.usief.org.in for fellowship details and Application Instructions.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

Timeline and Placement Process

July 15, 2016

Application deadline for 2017-2018 awards

Mid-August 2016

Screening committee/field-specific experts review applications and shortlist candidates for interviews Early September 2016 National interviews of shortlisted candidates in Delhi

Mid-September 2016

Principal and alternate nominees are notified that they are recommended. Doctoral research nominees take TOEFL.

Early-October 2016

Applications of recommended candidates are forwarded to the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York/ Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington, D.C. for placement at U.S. institutions.

April-May 2017

Placement confirmations May 2017 Pre-Departure Orientation

August-September 2017

Program begins

Best wishes to all of you as you explore these exciting fellowship opportunities.

Click here for an e-brochure on 2017-2018 Fellowships for Indian Citizens

Click here for a brochure on 2017-2018 Fellowships for Indian Citizens (Downloadable PDF Format)

Updated: May 13, 2016 — 6:14 am

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