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US fellowships for Indian students
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July 17, 2006

What: The United States Educational Foundation in India invites applications for its International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for PhD study in science, technology, or engineering at top US institutions.


~ This new award is sponsored by the US Department of State and is designed to be the most prestigious international scholarship in science and technology.

~ The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State will fully fund grants for up to three years under this programme.

~ After three years, US universities will cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a PhD.

~ Academic placement (university admission and other formalities) of the selected scholars will be handled by the International Institute of Education.

~ Fellows will travel to the US on J-1 visas and will be subject to J-visa regulations.

~ In the first year of this programme, approximately 25 awards will be offered worldwide to candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields.

~ USEFI will forward two nominations to compete with candidates from all over the world for this fellowship.

Additional information

~ The grant will provide a monthly stipend for up to 36 months, health insurance, round-trip air travel, J-1 visa for up to five years, books and equipment, research and professional conference allowances and tuition fees.

~ No allowances are provided for dependents.

Are you eligible?

~ You must have a high level of academic/ professional achievement

~ You must be proficient in English with a recent TOEFL score (or equivalent, like IELTS), of 580 or higher.

~ Selected candidates without a valid TOEFL score will be required to take TOEFL.

~ You must be present in India at the time of submitting the application and for the interview.

~ You must be eligible for leave, if employed.

~ You must be in good health.

~ You must not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the US.

~ You must hold a valid Indian passport no later than September 1, 2006, for taking the TOEFL and GRE examinations, if required.

~ You must have completed an equivalent of a US bachelor's degree from a recognised Indian university with at least 60 percent marks.

~ You must 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, before August 2007.

~ Eligible fields of study include the following:

Important date

~ Please send in your completed application form before July 31.

How to apply

~ Obtain the application material from any of the USEFI offices.

~ Or, via post from the USEFI office by sending a request along with a self-addressed envelope 10" x 7" in size bearing a stamp worth Rs 25.

~ Your request must contain the following:

~ Or, download the application material by visiting

~ To obtain the application form through email, in PDF format, send a request to, specifying 2007 International Fulbright Science and Technology Award in the subject line.


The United States Educational Foundation in India
Fulbright House
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi -- 110 001

Phones: (011) 23328944, 42090909



USEFI Regional Office
The American Centre
4 New Marine Lines
Mumbai -- 400 020

Phone: (022) 22624603



USEFI Regional Office
American Consulate Building
Mount Road, Anna Salai
Chennai -- 600 006

Phone: (044) 28112049



USEFI Regional Office
The American Centre
38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata -- 700 071

Phone: (033) 22881200


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