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Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022/2023 for outstanding Indians.

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Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

Application Deadline: May 17, 2021, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships 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; Economics; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; International Affairs; International Legal Studies; Journalism and Mass Communication; 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.

Grant Benefits

The fellowship will provide the following benefits:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • Round-trip economy class air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the U.S.;
  • Funding for tuition and fees,* living and related costs; and
  • Accident and sickness coverage per U.S. Government guidelines.

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships provide no financial support for dependents.

* USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the fellow may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants:

  • must have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants must either possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or a completed master’s degree; or a full-time postgraduate diploma from a recognized Indian institution, if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ duration;
  • must have at least three years’ full-time (paid) professional work experience relevant to the proposed field of study by the application deadline;
  • should demonstrate experience in leadership and community service;
  • must not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program; and
  • if employed, should follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. The applicant can download the FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form from the USIEF website.

Fields of Study

Each applicant must choose one field of study that matches his/her chief area of interest. The following field descriptions are illustrative, and applicants should note that individual academic host institution programs of study may differ in course offerings, subspecialties, and academic requirements.


How to Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2022
  2. Please carefully review the FNMaster’s Applicant Instructions before starting your online application
  3. Please refer to FNMaster’s Applicant Checklist before submitting the application
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online applicaiton:  
    FNMaster’s Applicant Annexure

    FNMaster’s Employer’s Endorsement Form (if applicable)


Timeline and Placement Process

May 17, 2021Application due date for 2022-2023 awards
End June 2021Field-specific experts review applications
Late July 2021USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome
Mid-August 2021National interviews of short-listed candidates
End August 2021USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE)
October 2021USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March/April 2022USIEF notifies finalists
August/September 2022Degree program begins

Official Website: Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022/2023

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