Amrita Center for International Programs is happy to announce various opportunities that is offered by the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), competition for the year 2018 - 2019 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships for Indian citizens. 

Fellowship Category: Masters’ Students, Professors, Researchers, and Other Professionals.       

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

Application due date: June 15, 2017

These fellowships are for outstanding students with a four-year undergraduate degree and three years of professional work experience, to pursue a Master’s degree in the U.S. in the following areas of study: 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. 

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Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships

Application due date: June 15, 2017

These are pre-doctoral level research fellowships for six to nine months for students who have registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution by August 1, 2016.

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Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Application due date: July 17, 2017

These fellowships are for faculty and research scholars, who have obtained their doctoral degree in the last four years, to pursue a postdoctoral research fellowship in the U.S. for 8 to 24 months.

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The eligible fields of study for the Fulbright Nehru Doctoral and Postdoctoral fellowships are:  Agricultural Sciences; Bioengineering; Computer Science (with emphasis on cyber security and digital economy); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Neurosciences; Public Health; Public Policy; Study of India (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts); Study of the United States (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts); Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); Women’s and Gender Studies.

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships

Application due date: July 17, 2017

This fellowship is meant for faculty, professionals and senior researchers, and provides an opportunity to teach and/or research at a U.S university for 4 to 9 months. One can opt for the Flex award if they want to split the grant time into 2 parts – each part no less than 1 month and no more than 3 months.

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The eligible fields of study for the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships are:

Agricultural Sciences; Bio engineering; Climate Change Sciences; Computer Science (with emphasis on cyber security and digital economy); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with emphasis on environmental applications); Neurosciences; Public Health; Public Policy, Study of India (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts); Study of the United States (limited to anthropology, history, sociology, and visual and performing arts); Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis on smart cities and waste management); Women’s and Gender Studies.

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships

Application due date: July 17, 2017

Aimed at building long-term capacity in climate research, the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships provides opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capabilities. Under this category, students registered for a Ph. D at an Indian institution by August 1, 2016 can apply for a six to nine month fellowship. In addition, Indian faculty and researchers who have obtained their doctoral degree in the last four years, can apply for a Postdoctoral research for eight to twelve months.

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Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar

Application due date: February 28, 2017

This is a two-week program in the U.S. in October 2017 for mid- to senior-level Indian college and university administrators who have at least two years of experience in international program development at their institutions. The applicant should have substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions, and must aim to build capacity of their faculty and students through international collaborations and exchange and innovative curricular design. A total of 10 Indian higher education administrators will be selected for this program which will include visits to U.S. universities/colleges, panel discussions and networking events, giving them an opportunity to learn about curriculum development, globalization of education, teaching methodologies and faculty/student exchanges. 

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships

Application due date: June 15, 2017

This is a prestigious 10-month fellowship for young and mid-career professionals, policy makers, planners, administrators, and managers in the government, public and private sectors, and NGOs for professional development in the fields of: Agricultural and Rural Development; Communications/Journalism; Economic Development; Educational Administration, Planning and Policy; Finance and Banking; Higher Education Administration; HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention; Human Resource Management; Law and Human Rights; Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, 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 (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development); Technology Policy and Management; Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention; Urban and Regional Planning. 

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International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP)

Application due date: April 3, 2017

2017 ILEP is for full time school teachers (grades 6 to 12) teaching English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Special Education at schools in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telengana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Please note that this competition is open only to teachers from the states mentioned above and not the rest of India. This U.S. Government sponsored program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.

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For further information, please contact:

Sujatha / Anandi / Reshmi
AMRITA Center for International Programs
Email:  amrita.opportunities@gmail.com
Phone:0476 2804152
(Please use subject title: USIEF 2018 - 2019)

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