2020 – 2021 Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)


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


In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should: 

  • must have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants must either possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or a completed master’s degree, if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ duration; 
  • must have at least three years’ full-time (paid) professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study by the application deadline; 
  • should demonstrate experience in leadership and community service; 
  • must not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program; and 
  • if employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. 

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To Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://​apply​.iie​.org/​f​f​s​p2020
  2. Please carefully review the FNMaster’s Applicant Instructions before starting your online application 
  3. Please refer to FNMaster’s Applicant Checklist before submitting the application 
  4. In addition, you must complete and upload the following documents on your online applicaiton:  FNMaster’s Applicant AnnexureFNMaster’s Employer’s Endorsement Form (if applicable)

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