2018-2019 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar

The Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar (IEAS) aims to provide Indian college and university administrators the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the U.S. higher education system.


The two-week U.S. visit in October 2018 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 middle 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.


Twelve Indian higher education administrators will be selected to participate in the two-week seminar scheduled in October 2018. Participants will have to submit a report of their visit.


Grant Benefits

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. Dependents are not allowed to accompany during the seminar.


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should:

  • 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 centres/offices, foreign student advisors, or registrars etc.) working at Indian institutions;
  • if shortlisted for an interview, must appear in person for interview at the USIEF office in New Delhi;
  • must inform USIEF well in advance at ieas@usief.org.in if s/he needs to travel abroad (e.g. conference) during (February 2018 – November 2018);
  • 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;
  • be eligible for leave;
  • be in good health;
  • 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


1. Applications must be submitted online at: https://iie.embark.com/apply/visitingscholars


2. Review the Application Instructions carefully before starting your online application.


3. You must complete and upload Employer’s Endorsement Form on your online application.


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 15, 2018.