Outstanding Indian students, academics, teachers, policy planners, administrators, and professionals in all disciplines can apply for the fellowships
The US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has announced the schedule for Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowship opportunities for studying, researching, teaching and professional development in the US. The application deadline for most of the fellowships is July 1 2013. The three main categories under which Indian citizens can apply for the fellowship are:
1) Student Awards to pursue a master's degree or attend a US university as a visiting student researcher,
2) Scholars and Teacher Awards for academics, teachers and professionals to teach or conduct research in the US,
3)Professional Development Programs for leadership and skill development.
The India-US bilateral Fulbright agreement has resulted in a significant increase in the number of scholarships awarded each year. USIEF expects to offer 100 Fulbright-Nehru fellowships for Indians in 2014. The foundation offers the Nehru fellowships under 6 main categories including Master's, Doctoral Research, Academic and Professional Excellence, Postdoctoral Research, CII Fellowships for Leadership in Management and International Education Administrators Seminar.
Fulbright-Nehru and other fellowships have, over the years, helped bring the people of India and the US closer through educational exchanges, an embassy statement said. USIEF alumni have demonstrated strong leadership in all walks of life including agriculture, arts, business, education, environment, humanities, media, public health, and science and technology, it added. (Source: igovernment)