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Fellowship Opportunities

Dear Friends,

I thought I'd share this information I came across about two Fellowships for women from India to study in the US.

I am copy-pasting information from www.usief.org.in :

Fellowship # 1:
East-West Center Changing Faces Women's Leadership Program

Launched in 2002, Changing Faces is a program designed to bring together women from the United States and the Asia Pacific region to participate in dialogue on leadership and issues specific to women in leadership around the region. The program seeks professional women at lower and middle level positions of leadership who have the potential to move into positions of greater responsibility and influence.

How to Apply
For more details and application material, visit http://www.eastwestcenter.org. Or contact: Liz A. Dorn, Seminar Specialist, Seminars, East-West Center, 1601 East West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848, U.S.A, Phone: +1 808 944-7368, Fax: +1 808 944-7600, Email: dorne@eastwestcenter.org

Fellowship # 2:
Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development

The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development are designed for outstanding young Indians to pursue a master's degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Conflict Resolution, Economics, Environment, Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, and Women's Studies.

The program is 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. These fellowships are for one to two years.

Grant Benefits
The fellowship will provide the following benefits:

* J-1 visa support;
* Round-trip airfare from fellow's home city to the host institution in the US;
* Funding for tuition and fees*, living and related costs; and
* Accident and sickness coverage per U.S. Government guidelines.

* USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.

The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowship program provides no financial support for dependents.

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should:

* have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants should 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;
* have at least three years' full time (paid or voluntary) professional or work experience relevant to their proposed field of study;
* demonstrate experience in leadership and community service;
* should not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a US degree program; and
* preferably be in the age group of 25-30 years.

Eligible Fields of Study

Each applicant should 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.

* Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies: The study of all aspects of art and culture management, including arts administration, heritage conservation and museum studies, management of profit and not-for-profit art institutions, among others. These fellowships are not for pursuing graduate degrees in fine or applied art and design or art history, but for the management of the arts.
* Business Administration: The study of management as it relates to the management of organizations in the public and private sectors, including those that are not-for-profit. Subspecialties include: accounting, advertising and public relations, banking and finance, entrepreneurship, hospitality management, human resources, insurance, international business, management information systems, management strategy and policy, marketing, and organizational behavior, among others.
* Communication Studies: The study of all aspects of mass communication, including print (newspapers, journals) and broadcast (radio, television, internet) media, media management, and communications research and strategy. Subspecialties include: media management, public relations, print journalism, online journalism, and broadcast journalism, among others.
* Conflict Resolution: The study of all aspects of conflict resolution, including peace studies, conflict management, humanitarian assistance, restorative justice, advocacy, and human rights, among others.
* Economics: The study of production, demand and allocation of resources in society, economic trends, effects of government economic policy on the economy. Subspecialties include: development economics, international economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, labor economics, agricultural economics, and public finance, among others.
* Environment: The study of the environment in all its complexities. Subspecialties include: environmental toxicology, natural resource management, pollution prevention, environmental law, environmental engineering and environmental policy analysis, among others.
* Public Administration: The study of management as it relates to the government sector (local, state, federal) or organizations serving the public. Subspecialties include: policy analysis, non-profit management, international development, public sector management, public finance, healthcare management, and city/urban development, among others.
* Urban and Regional Planning: The study of all aspects of urban and regional planning, including infrastructure, transportation policy and planning, water and sanitation, town and rural planning, land use, housing and real estate development, and waste management, among others.
* Women's Studies: The study of issues relevant to women, feminism, and gender including development, health, history, education, law, and policy, among others.

How to Apply
Please refer to Application Procedure and Guidelines and download Application Material.

Application Due Date: July 15, 2010.

Timeline and Placement Process

July 15, 2010 Application due date for 2011-2012 awards

July-August 2010 Screening committee review applications to short-list candidates

Mid to late August 2010 National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi

September 2010 USIEF notifies finalists and alternates that they are recommended and they then take tests (TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/TSE)

October 2010 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the US for Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) approval and placement

March-April 2011 USIEF notifies finalists

May-June 2011 Pre-Departure Orientation

July-August 2011 Pre-academic training in the US (if required)

August-September 2011 Degree programs begin

Placement of successful candidates is done by the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York. Recommended applicants do not need to apply to US institutions on their own. IIE/Fulbright Program will apply to four different institutions on their behalf, taking into consideration the candidates' preferred institutions and the candidates' competitiveness. If a recommended candidate has previously applied to US institutions and has requested a deferral from the institution, the candidate must notify USIEF immediately. If a recommended candidate already has a deferral, then IIE will not apply to any other institution and will seek to confirm placement only at the deferral institution.

All the best girls :-)

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Hi Kunashnia!

Thank you so much for sharing info about these fellowships with the PulseWire community! So exciting! I encourage you to re-post it in the Resource Exchange http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange and Sharing Solutions http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/solutions Sections of PulseWire also. The more places for our PulseWire to see these incredible opportunities the better!

Thanks again! Amazing opportunities!

All good things,
Jody
PulseWire online intern

kunashnia's picture

Re-posted the info..

Hi Jody,

I have re-posted the information as you suggested. Thanks :-)

Love & Light,
Kunashnia

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