Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development

Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development

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.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites, 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.

Timeline and Placement Process

July 15, 2011 Application due date for 2011-2012 awards

July-August 2011 Screening committee review applications to short-list candidates

Mid to late August 2011 National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi

September 2011 USIEF notifies finalists and alternates that they are recommended and they then take tests (TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/TSE)

October 2011 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the US for Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) approval and placement

March-April 2012 USIEF notifies finalists

May-June 2012 Pre-Departure Orientation

July-August 2012 Pre-academic training in the US (if required)

August-September 2012 Degree programs begin

For more details, visit: www.usief.org.in/Scripts/ForIndianNationalsForStudentsFulbright-NehruMastersFellowships.aspx

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