The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships ( Fulbright Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2019-2020 ) are designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at select 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 Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.
These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.
Timeline and Placement Process
June 15, 2018 : Application due date for 2019-2020 awards
June-July 2018 : Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates
Mid August 2018 : National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi
End August 2018: USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL & GRE)
September 2018 : USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March-April 2019 : USIEF notifies finalists
July-August 2019 : Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required)
August-September 2019 : Degree program begins