Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2022-2023
  • Fully Funded

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 of professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.

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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.

Applications are invited on the following fields only:

  • 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
  • Women’s Studies/Gender Studies


United States


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.
  • 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.


The requirements for being eligible for this fellowship:

  • Must be a responsible Indian citizen who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of India, and thereby help to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India.
  • Must not be residing in U.S. during recruitment and placement cycle (January 2021-July 2022).
  • Must have a high level of academic/professional achievement.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S.
  • There will be an interview round for shortlisted candidates.
  • Must inform USIEF well in advance if s/he needs to travel abroad (e.g. conference) during the application cycle July 2021 – June 2022.
  • Must be eligible for leave, if employed.
  • Must be in good health.
  • Must not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States.
  • Must give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.
  • For the additional requirements please follow the official link.
Eligible Regions: India

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted online at the Apply Now link.
  • Please carefully review the FNMaster’s Applicant Instructions mentioned in the official link before starting your online application.
  • Please refer to FNMaster’s Applicant Checklist mentioned in the official link before submitting the application.
  • 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)
  • Please follow the official link to know more about the required documents.

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021 (3 Days Remaining)

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