The Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar aims to provide Indian college and university administrators the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the U.S. higher education system. Participants will gain a first-hand experience of a cross section of U.S. institutions and meet with key university administrators and officials responsible for international programs and activities at their institutions. The two-week visit will enable participants to learn about various facets of U.S. higher education, including the types of institutions, accreditation, curriculum development, fund-raising, student services and international education on U.S. campuses, as well as share knowledge on Indian higher education. Topics addressed during visits and meetings at select campuses and organizations will also include research collaborations, faculty and student exchanges, and study abroad.
This seminar is designed for Indian college and university administrators with at least two years of experience in international program development and management at their institutions in India. Applicants must be mid- to senior-level college or university administrators (deans, department heads, directors of international centres or offices, foreign student advisors, registrars etc.) who have substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions and who wish to build capacity of their faculty and students through international collaborations and exchange and innovative curricular design. Individuals without professional connections to the United States and whose home institutions do not have established partnerships or affiliations with U.S. institutions of higher learning will be given preference.
Ten Indian higher education administrators will be selected to participate in the two-week seminar scheduled in October 2017. Participants will have to submit a report of their visit.
Selected participants will receive round-trip economy class air travel from India to the U.S., travel within the U.S., lodging and a per-diem. Grantee spouses and dependents are not allowed to accompany during the seminar.
be responsible Indian citizens who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of India, and thereby help to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India;
be mid to senior-level college or university administrators (deans, department heads, directors of international centers/offices, foreign student advisors, or registrars etc.) working at Indian institutions;
have at least 2 years’ experience in the relevant field;
have responsibility of enhancing the international dimension of their institutions and should wish to build capacity of their faculty and students through international collaborations and exchange and innovative curricular design;
have a high level of academic/professional achievement;
demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program the U.S.;
be present in India at the time of submitting the application and interview, if required. If you need to travel abroad, please inform USIEF;
be eligible for leave;
be in good health;
not be residing in the United States;
not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States;
preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent U.S. experience; and
give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.
How to Apply
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Applicants are required to request three referees to send in their recommendations on referee’s letterhead. The recommendations should reach the Senior Program Officer-Indian Program, USIEF, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 by February 28, 2017.
All entries in the application form must be computer generated and not hand written. A completed application should not be sent as an attachment through email. Completed applications (including enclosures, if any) must be submitted through the appropriate administrative authority to USIEF.
Applications complete in all respects, accompanied by your curriculum vitae, project statement and institutional statement must be submitted to the United States-India Educational Foundation, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 by February 28, 2017. Please write ATTN: Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar on the envelope.
In case of queries, please contact Viji Shibu Ninan, Program Coordinator-Indian Program, USIEF, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001, phone 011 4209 0947, email: IEAS@usief.org.in
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017.