Want to study in the US? Apply for the Fulbright Nehru fellowships

  • HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2015 19:55 IST

Interested in studying in the US? Here’s your chance to win a fellowship. Applications are being invited for the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships designed for outstanding Indian residents to pursue a master’s degree programme at select US colleges and ­universities.

The fellowships will be offered in the areas of arts and culture management including heritage conservation and museum studies; environmental science and studies; higher education administration; public health; urban and regional planning; and women’s studies and gender studies.

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 experience and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The duration is one to two years.

The fellowship will provide benefits such as J-1 visa support, funding for tuition and fee and living related costs. The applicant should have completed an equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree from a recognised Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants should either have a four-year bachelor’s degree or a completed master’s degree, if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ ­duration.

They must also have at least three years’ full-time professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate experience in community and leadership service. Applications need to be submitted online by July 1, 2015.

Applications are also invited for the Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships designed for Indian scholars who are registered at for a PhD at an Indian institution. These fellowships are for six to nine months.

Applications are invited in fields such as agricultural sciences, applied economics, education policy and planning, international security and strategic studies and public health policy and management. Selected candidates will be affiliated to a US host institution for the grant. Visit here for details.

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