Fulbright Nehru Masters Fellowships Programme 2014 notified

INTRODUCTION

United States-India Educational Foundation announces Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships 2014 for outstanding Indians residing in India to pursue a masters degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities in the areas ofArts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Womens Studies/Gender Studies These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a US bachelors 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 fellows home city to the host institution in the U.S Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs; Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources. The Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowship program provides no financial support for dependents.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility Requirements In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should: You should have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelors degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants should either possess a four-year bachelors degree or a completed masters degree, if the bachelors degree is of less than four years duration; You must have at least three years full-time (paid or voluntary) professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study; You should have demonstrated experience in leadership and community service; You should not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program; and If you are employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employers endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FN Masters Employers Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Eligible Fields of Study: Each applicant should 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. Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies: The study of all aspects of art and culture management, including arts administration, heritage conservation and museum studies, management of profit and not-for-profit art institutions, among others. These fellowships are not for pursuing graduate degrees in fine or applied art and design or art history, but for the management of the arts. Environmental Science/Studies: 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. Higher Education Administration: The study of all aspects of higher education administration including policy planning and management, student affairs, academic affairs, admissions and enrollment management, curriculum design, learning assessment, financial management, alumni and community relations, internationalization of higher education, quality assurance, use of technology in higher education, among others. Public Health: The study of all aspects of public health including biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health law, bioethics and human rights, health policy and management, public health delivery systems, international health, and reproductive, maternal and child health, among others. Urban and Regional Planning: The study of all aspects of urban and regional planning, including infrastructure, transportation policy and planning, water and sanitation, town and rural planning, land use, housing and real estate development, and waste management, among others. Womens Studies/Gender Studies: The study of issues relevant to women, feminism, and gender including development, health, history, education, sexuality, law, and policy, among others.

PAY PACKAGE

How to Apply Applications must be submitted online Visit the link for apply online: http://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/Fulbright-Nehru-Master-Fellowships.aspx Important Dates Application due date for 2015-2016 awards: 1st July, 2014 Field-specific screening committees review applications to short-list candidates: July-August, 2014 National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi: Mid-Late August, 2014 USIEF notifies finalists and alternates that they are recommended and they then take tests (such as TOEFL and GRE): Early September, 2014 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) approval and placement: October, 2014 USIEF notifies finalists: March-April, 2015 Pre-Departure Orientation: May-June, 2015 Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required): July-August, 2015 Degree program begins: August-September, 2015 Placement: Placement of successful candidates is done by the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York. Recommended applicants do not need to apply to U.S. institutions on their own. IIE/Fulbright Program will apply to four different institutions on their behalf, taking into consideration the candidates preferred institutions and the candidates competitiveness. If a recommended candidate has previously applied to U.S. institutions and has requested a deferral from the institution, the candidate must notify USIEF immediately. If a recommended candidate already has a deferral, then IIE will not apply to any other institution and will seek to confirm placement only at the deferral institution. Important Note: Business Administration and Public Administration are not eligible fields for 2015-2016 Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships. USIEF will not fund masters degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration or Public Policy (such as MPA/MPP or MA/MS in Public Administration or Public Policy). You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle. Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification. Unless otherwise specified, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be submitted online. Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.
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