Nehru’s Fulbright for Masters and Doctoral Research Fellowships

Scholarships can work wonders for individuals as they open up many new opportunities. Moreover, it can serve as a long-term boon to learn something new. Even the student can stay connected and form a bond with their organization, institute, country, individual, or body. As a beneficiary of scholarships, they have formed a mutually long-lasting connection with scholarship providers across the nation and even abroad. It can help students gain confidence and broaden their ideas about studies. Also, it will support and encourage overall national growth. Keeping this in mind, we will discuss Nehru’s Fulbright for Masters and Doctoral Research Fellowships today.

What is Nehru’s Fulbright for Masters and Doctoral Research Fellowships?

Nehru’s Fulbright for Masters and Doctoral Research Fellowships is a unique scholarship designed solely for all highly motivated students who have completed their course equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Also, those willing to register for a Ph.D. at an Indian institute can apply. Students applying for master’s degree courses must have at least three years of professional work experience. The applicants must be able to contribute their best to serve their community in India. Nehru’s Fulbright for Masters and Doctoral Research Fellowships

Benefits and Nature of Awarded Fields for the Scholarship Program


For the Master’s Program:

Benefits provided for the master courses will include round-trip economy class air travel (from home city to the host institute), living expenses, tuition and academic fees, accident and sickness coverage as per U.S. government guidelines, and J-1 visa support.

The scholarship will be granted for two years. The candidates can pursue their degrees from the U.S. colleges and universities. Below is the eligible area/field in which they can study the courses:

  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • International Legal Studies
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Women’s Studies/Gender Studies
  • Economics
  • International Affairs
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Public Health

For PhD courses:

Benefits that will be granted include a monthly stipend, round-trip economy class air travel tickets, J-1 visa support, applicable allowances, an Accident and Sickness Program with U.S. guidelines, and modest affiliation fees.

For students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. from an Indian university, they have to pursue it from the following eligible fields:

  1. Education Policy and Planning
  2. Anthropology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Earth Sciences
  5. Computer Science (cyber security, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics)
  6. History; Language/Literature/Linguistics
  7. Political Science (including International Security and Strategic Studies)
  8. Neurosciences
  9. Public Policy
  10. Materials Science (with particular emphasis on environmental applications)
  11. Public Health (including pandemic preparedness and comprehensive surveillance (genomic surveillance, sewage surveillance, sero-surveillance)
  12. Energy Studies
  13. Psychology
  14. Women’s and Gender Studies
  15. Urban and Regional Planning (covering smart cities and waste management).
  16. Visual Arts
  17. Mathematical Sciences
  18. Sociology
  19. Public Policy
  20. Physics

Note: In the case of both master and PhD courses, here are some exclusions provided:

  1. The funds are insufficient to support any of the candidate’s family members.
  2. Grants provided may not cover all the costs, and some funds may need to be requested from other sources.
  3. No financial support will be provided to the dependents.

Eligibility Criteria for applying to Nehru’s Fulbright for Masters and Doctoral Research Fellowships

Here are the eligibility criteria stated for both the Masters and PhD course candidates:

Masters Program:

  1. The applicants must demonstrate experience in community service and leadership.
  2. Candidates must have a full-time paid experience of 3 years of work experience in their relevant field.
  3. Language proficiency score of TOEFL/PTE or IELTS score should be 6.0
  4. Students must possess a minimum of 55% marks in their undergraduate courses.

For the Ph.D. program:

  • Participants must be registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian University.
  • An Indian citizen
  • Must have experience in research related to their specified field.
  • Candidates must be able to identify resources in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Good health and pursuing pre-doctoral research since or before November 1, 2023.
  • The Ph.D. thesis submission must be at least three months before the Fulbright-Nehru grant end date.

Documents Required for this Scholarship Scheme

For Masters Course:

Here is a list of documents that are needed to fill out the online application form, and it is as follows:

  1. Academic degree and mark sheets
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Experience Certificate
  4. Academic transcripts with certified English translations.
  5. Updated CV/Resume
  6. Copy of passport
  7. English Language Proficiency Test Scorecard
  8. Minimum three references or recommendations ( Academic and Professional references for P.G.).

For PhD Program:

  • Experience Abroad
  • Resume
  • Paper presented in Masters or M.Phil (not exceeding 20 pages)
  • Grants and travel plans
  • Copy of Passport
  • Academic Transcripts
  • University References
  • Awards and Recognition
  • English Language Proficiency Test Score like TOEFL
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Note: These are for pre-doctoral level research. PhD degree candidates and those at the final stage of Ph.D. thesis submission won’t be considered.

How to Apply for the Nehru’s Fulbright for Masters and Doctoral Research Fellowships

If the eligible candidates are willing to fill in the online application form, they need to click here for the master’s program. The link for the fellowship is given here.

After clicking on the above links, carefully review and go through the FNDR Applicant Checklist before submitting the application form. With all these formats, the FNDR Applicant Annexure and FNDR Employer’s Endorsement Form(if applicable) must be filled out and uploaded to the online form.

Last date to apply for this scholarship

The last date to fill in the online application form for the Master’s Program is 15th May, and for the Ph.D. fellowship program is 15 July 2024.

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