Fulbright Fellowships for Indian Students


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October 29, 2011

This blog specifically addresses those Indian students who want to study abroad. In this section we have discussed about Fulbright fellowships, one of the most competitive grants available under the well-known Fulbright program. Fulbright program is an international educational exchange program founded in 1946 by J.William Fulbright. This program provides an excellent opportunity for the students of India to fulfill their dream of studying in U.S. The fellowships provided under this program are regarded as one of the most valuable awards. These grants are available for students, professionals, teachers and scientists in almost every discipline. This prestigious program is funded by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Some additional support also comes from other bodies which exist in U.S. as well as outside the U.S. like corporations, host institutions, foundations and partner governments.

The main purpose for the establishment of this financial aid program is to raise mutual understanding between the participating countries. These esteemed grants are available for both U.S. as well as Non-U.S. citizens. The criteria for the award of Fulbright fellowships is based on competitive and academic merit in all respects.

Today, Fulbright program is operated in more than 155 countries all over the world. In India, all Fulbright program activities are managed by United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF). Apart from giving financial support, USIEF also advises Indian people regarding various opportunities available for higher education in U.S. Several offices are present in India for educational fellowship assistance and guidance with their headquarters in New Delhi and regional offices in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai respectively.

This blog will help the aspiring students from India and they can easily find out various Fulbright fellowships as per their interest.

General Information for Indian nationals going to apply for Fulbright fellowships:

Who can apply: Fulbright Fellowship is offered to people who demonstrates an Indian culture i.e., applicant must be an Indian citizen.

Eligibility for this fellowship: A student needs to have outstanding performance at academic/professional level and proficiency in English.

Application Procedure: You can obtain the application form through e-mail (as an attachment in MS-Word format), send a request to ip-at-usief.org.in and mention the fellowship category in the subject bar. One can easily collect the relevant application material from USIEF office. You must enclose a self-addressed stamped (Rs. 45) A4 envelope along with the application if sending a request by post. And also specify your qualifications, date of birth, current position, and grant category in your letter.

Following are some of the Fulbright grants for Indian students. Please visit www.scholarship-positions.com and locate suitable fellowship.

- Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships for Leadership Development

- International Fulbright Science and Technology Award

- East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship Program

Hope this information will be beneficial for you.

Looking forward for your comments beneath this blog.

Wishing you success ahead!

Swati Srivastava

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