Fellowships for Leadership Development

Fulbright Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development

Fulbright Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development

The Fulbright 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 Public Administration, Economics, Communication Studies, and Environment. The program is specially targeted at highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, have at least three years professional or work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships, for one to two years, will provide funding towards tuition and fees, living and related costs, including professional development in support of the recipient's graduate study in the U.S., and round-trip airfare.

Selected scholars are expected to begin their graduate program in the U.S. during the academic year 2008-2009. The scholars will travel to the U.S. on J-1 visas and will be subject to J-visa regulations.

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 U.S.;

* Funding towards tuition and fees, living and related costs;*

* Medical insurance coverage as per U.S. Government guidelines; and

* Pre-academic English-language training (if necessary).

*USEFI funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement it with other resources.

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

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites,, the applicant 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;

* be preferably in the age group of 25-30 years;

* demonstrate experience in leadership and community service; and

* should not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program.

Eligible Fields of Study

Each applicant should choose one field of study that is his/her chief area of interest. The following field descriptions are offered as a reference guide only and applicants should note that individual academic host institution programs of study may differ in course offerings, subspecialties, and academic requirements.

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.

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, health care management, and city/urban development, among others.

Communication Studies: The study of all aspects of mass communications, including print (newspapers, journals, etc.) and broadcast (radio, television, internet) media, media management, and communications research and strategy. Subspecialties include marketing, media management, public relations, print journalism, online journalism, and broadcast journalism, 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.

How to Apply : Please refer to Application Procedure and Guidelines and download application form. In addition, please refer to the General Application Instructions attached with the form.

Application Due Date : Receipt of completed applications at USEFI: July 16, 2007.

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Fulbright Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development