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USIEF Fulbright Nehru Fellowship 2021-2022 | Benefits, Eligibility, Application Process for Indian Citizens

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship 2021-2022: Fulbright-Nehru Awards facilitate the most exceptional students, academics and experts in India and the U.S. to study, analyze and practice in the host nation.

A rigorous application and interview process select Indian students. Once chosen, awardees get support operating the visa processing and acquiring health insurance, as well as a complete pre-departure orientation.

The Commission or group is also the first point of connection for U.S. residents coming to India on a Fulbright Fellowship. USIEF organizes plans and helps throughout the year including an entry orientation in August and a yearly Fulbright Review Conference in March.

Graduate, Post Graduate Students and Research Fellows can also find more Fellowship Articles to explore various fellowships across India to know the funding opportunities.

List of Fulbright Nehru Fellowship

  • Fulbright Nehru Master’s Fellowships
  • Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships
  • Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships
  • Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
  • Fulbright Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar
  • Fulbright Nehru Visiting Chair Program

Other International Fulbright Nehru Fellowship

  • Hubert. H Humphrey Fellowship Program
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Fellowship
  • Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program
  • Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International (FDAI) Teachers
  • Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship Dates

Name of Fellowship Application Deadline
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships May 15 2020
Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships July 15, 2020
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships July 15, 2020
Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships July 15, 2020
Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar October 15, 2020
Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair Program November 15, 2019
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program July 1st, 2020
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program August 16, 2019
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program March 16, 2020
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers March 2, 2020

Fulbright Nehru Fellowships Eligible Courses

Name of the Fellowship Courses
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships Arts and Culture Management which include Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Economics; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; International Affairs; International Legal Studies; Public Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies.
Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellowships Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bio-engineering; Computer Science (including, but not limited to, cybersecurity, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; History; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning; Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Computer Science (including cybersecurity, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; History; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning; Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bio-engineering; Climate Change Sciences; Computer Science (including, but not limited to, cybersecurity, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; History; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology; Urban and Regional Planning; Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Agricultural and Rural Development; Communications/Journalism; Contagious and Infectious Diseases; Economic Development; Educational Administration, Planning and Policy; Finance and Banking; Higher Education Administration; HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention; Human Resource Management; International Religious Freedom;  Environmental Policy, Law and Human Rights; Natural Resources, and Climate Change; Public Health Policy and Management; Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention; Teaching of English as a Foreign Language ; Technology Policy and Management; Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention; Urban and Regional Planning.
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program Literature

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship Benefits and Award Duration

Get the details of the benefits and duration of the award provided under the Fulbright Nehru Fellowship.

Name of the Fellowships Benefits Award Duration
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships J-1 visa assistance Round-trip economy class air travel expenses
Tuition & fees (might not cover the entire sum)
Health insurance & accident costs
1-2 years
Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellowships J-1 visa support; Monthly stipend
Round trip economy class air travel
Applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees
Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines
6-9 months
Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships J-1 visa support; a monthly stipend
Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines
round-trip economy class air travel
a modest settling-in allowance
a professional allowance dependent allowance & international travel for 1 dependent (optional)
8-24 months
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships J-1 visa support,
A monthly stipend,
Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines
round-trip economy class air travel (two round-trip economy class air tickets for Flex)
a modest settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.
4-9 months
Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar Round trip economy class air travel from India to the U.S.
travel within the U.S.
lodging and an allowance for every day.
Two-week seminar

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Below are the details of eligibility requirements for all the fellowships under the Fulbright Nehru Scheme. Candidates who are eligible can apply for it.

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

  1. The candidate must have finished a four-year undergraduate degree from any approved Indian university. If the bachelor’s degree is more limited than four-years, the applicant must have finished a master’s degree.
  2. The applicant should hold a paid work experience of at least three years before the servility of their application in a field related to their college/university education.
  3. The applicant must represent expertise in leadership and community assistance.
  4. Candidates must not hold any prior degrees from the U.S. and mustn’t be registered in any American degree courses.
  5. If the applicant is still hired, she/he should precisely follow the directions regarding the employer’s advertisement.

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellowships

  1. Applicants must have done proper research in the wanted field and should be enrolled for PhD at a known Indian institution on or before September 1, 2018. One of the reference letters on the online application form should come from the Ph.D. supervisor and must specify the date and the subject of research.
  2. The proposed research submission date shouldn’t be ahead more than three months after the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral award end date.
  3. A work sample (published paper/master’s thesis extract) must be uploaded by the candidate while submitting the online application form.
  4. If the applicant is hired, they should thoughtfully examine the information concerning the employer’s endorsement and follow the directions accordingly. If suitable, the applicant needs to get FNDR Employer’s Advertisement Form (available at USIEF website) completed by their company.

Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  1. The candidate must have finished their Ph.D. not more than four years before the period of application. All applicants are expected to upload their Ph.D. degrees/temporary certificate while applying.
  2. Applicants must have written articles in notable journals and should represent academic sovereignty.
  3. If the applicant is hired she/he must understand the employer’s advertisement instructions carefully.

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships

  1. Apart from five years of experience in research/teaching, the applicant must have a written work or a Ph.D. degree.
  2. For applicants who are not in academia, ownership of a master’s degree or equivalent distributed work apart from the five years of related work experience is needed.
  3. The candidate must upload a recent publication in the online application.
  4. Applicants who are hired must follow the employer’s advertisement instructions thoroughly.

Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar

  1. The candidate should be a college/institute/university official (deans, department heads, vice-chancellors, etc) at mid-level or superior level in India.
  2. Must hold at least two years of expertise in the related field.
  3. Should manage a high level of academic/professional accomplishments.
  4. Must have the capacity and the will to change the curriculum of their institute to do it more globally improved by performing international collaborations, exchange, etc.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

  1. Applicant must have a master’s degree or a professional degree of at least four years’ duration;
  2. Applicant must have at least five years of firm professional experience before August 2021 in the corresponding field, and be eligible for leave;
  3. Applicant must have proved leadership qualities;
  4. Applicant must have a history of public service in the community; and
  5. Applicants must provide the job to return to India on fulfillment of the fellowship.

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

  1. Applicants should be citizens of India.
  2. Applicants should have good Fluency in English. A score of no less than 79-80 on the internet-based TOEFL is needed.
  3. Indian candidates must have at least a master’s degree by June 2020 with an excellent academic record. The master’s degree should be in areas such as English language, English/American Literature, American Studies, Linguistics, Comparative Literature and the relevant regions.
  4. A youthful teacher of English at the college level or practice to become a teacher of English or is a young professional in a similar field.
  5. Applicants should have prior teaching experience.

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (FTEA)

  1. Applicants should be a full-time school teacher in a school for class 6th to 12th, that follows a primarily local population.
  2. Applicant should have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the origin of the program in FTEA teaching disciplines: English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or Special Education;
  3. Applicant should live and teach in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli;
  4. Applicants should have earned a bachelor’s degree.
  5. Applicant should be an Indian Citizen
  6. Applicant should be present in India at the time of applying
  7. Applicant should obtain a minimum score of 450 on paper-based TOEFL or 61 on iBT TOEFL or equivalent English language exam
  8. Applicant should show a commitment to continue teaching after finish of the program
  9. Applicants should have submitted a complete application.

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for international teachers (Fulbright DAI)

  1. The applicant should be a citizen of India and reside in India while applying.
  2. Applicants should live and teach in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh;
  3. Applicants should possess at least a bachelor’s degree. A teacher training degree is favored.
  4. Applicants should be a full-time teacher teaching any subject at any level (primary, middle, secondary or senior secondary).
  5. Applicants should have finished at least five years of full-time teaching experience at the program start.
  6. Applicants should be either primary and secondary level library media specialists, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, special education coordinators, and administrators, who spend at least fifty percent of their time teaching or working directly with students may also apply to the program.
  7. Teacher trainers are eligible to apply.
  8. Applicants should express good English language proficiency.
  9. Applicants should show a commitment to resume teaching or working in their field after fulfillment of the program. Applicants should be intending to continue working in primary or secondary education for at least five years after the end of the program.

How to Apply for Fulbright Nehru Fellowship?

The candidates who want to apply for Fulbright Nehru Fellowships can apply here.

Name of the Fellowship How to Apply
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships Apply online: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021 and submit the required document
Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships Apply online: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021 and submit the required document
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships Apply online: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021 and submit the required document
Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2021
Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar (IEAS) Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2021
Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair Program Submit the application as a PDF e-mail attachment to FNVC@usief.org.in
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program The completed application (including enclosures) must be sent to humphrey@usief.org.in
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program Submit application online https://apply.iie.org/FLTA2020 along with supporting documents
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program This is a program for which U.S. institutions of higher education apply. They can either name a scholar or request recruitment of one through the Fulbright agencies worldwide.
Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program Submit the online application https://oas.irex.org/fulbrighttea along with supporting documents
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for international teachers Submit online through https://oas.irex.org/fulbrightdai

Fulbright Nehru Fellowship Guidelines

  • Candidates can apply for any of the one Fulbright-Nehru fellowship during a competition cycle.
  • Counterfeiting in the application will lead to rejection.
  • Unless differently designated, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be presented online.
  • Applications obtained after the deadline will NOT be considered.
  • Extensions and Transfer of visa sponsoring will not be permitted.

FAQ’s On Fulbright Nehru Fellowship

Question 1.
What is the Fulbright Nehru Fellowship?

Answer:
Fulbright-Nehru Awards facilitate the most exceptional students, academics and experts in India and the U.S. to study, analyze and practice in the host nation. A rigorous application and interview process selects indian students. Once chosen, awardees get support operating the visa processing and acquiring health insurance, as well as a complete pre-departure orientation.

Question 2.
How to apply for the Humphrey Fellowship Program?

Answer:
Application matters can be downloaded from the Humphrey webpage of the USIEF website www.usief.org.in. The finished application form (including documents) must be sent to humphrey@usief.org.in by the application deadline.

Question 3.
What is the selection procedure?

Answer:
Subject specialists review all eligible applications form. Short-listed candidates will be expected to look for a discussion in person with the USIEF national selection committee in New Delhi. Shortlisted applicants are published at least three weeks before the interview date. Depending on the award category, the national selection organisations meet between August and February.

Fulbright-Nehru selection boards will frequently use the following criteria to assess applications:

  • Academic credentials and professional ability
  • The merit of the proposed Fulbright project
  • Communication skills
  • Commitment to the community or national service
  • Need to research in the U.S.
  • Outcomes, Potential Impact and Benefits
  • Motivation, Seriousness of Purpose, Maturity, Leadership, Cultural Adaptability
  • Ability to participate as a cultural representative beyond his/her specific field of study

The national selection committees approve a slate of nominees for further reflection of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) in Washington, D.C. Nominees are informed of the consequence typically in March/April.

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