Environmental Leadership Program

Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program

These fellowships are designed for mid-level Indian environment professionals in public/private sector or non-governmental organizations for up to four months. The program will combine short-term practical training/internship with opportunities for networking with American counterpart organizations. Selected fellows will be placed at US environmental public/private or non-governmental organizations, academic institutions or research centers and environment related government agencies. Fellows will be expected to explore future linkages between Indian and American organizations with common agendas.

Key areas of the FNELP initiative would include, but not be limited to:

* Environmental Information/Systems Reporting: industry-government-NGO partnerships and exchange, environmental journalism and television, public participation in perceptions of the environment and environmental benchmarking.

* Environmental Education: syllabus and curriculum development, instructional media including computers and internet, public advocacy and community-based campaigning, environmental awareness, information and action, environmental documentation, website and database management.

* Environmental Policy, Regulations and Law: economic incentives for environmental conservation, energy taxes, design of environmental regulation and enforcement, environmental economics, environmental aid, environmental law, rights and institutions, stakeholder involvement in environmental policy making, the role of local government, ecosystem governance.

* Environmental Sciences and Toxicology: biochemical mechanism of toxicity, toxicant effect on ecosystems, effects of toxics on biotic and abiotic environment, immunotoxicology, test method and guidelines for environmental variables, failure investigation and industrial problem solving.

* Environmental Management: environment impact assessment, audits and monitoring, environmental modelling, technology assessment and development, environment management systems, life cycle assessment, pollution prevention, technology transfer and issues of global importance.

Grant Benefits

The fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel from India to the U.S., a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, modest settling in allowance and a professional allowance. No allowance or travel is provided for dependents and the stipend provided under the grant is not sufficient to support family members. Scholars with accompanying dependents must have adequate personal funds to support their stay in the U.S.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicant should:

* preferably have a master's or a professional degree of at least four years duration;

* have at least five years of professional experience in the respective field; and

* preferably be 50 years of age or under.

Special attention will be given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in cooperative efforts between academia, research institutions, government, industry and non-governmental organizations to make practical contributions to environmental policies and programs.

How to Apply

Please refer to Application Procedure and Guidelines and download Application Material.

For more informations please refer : www.usief.org.in

Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program