Deadline- 15th August 2012
United States-India Educational Foundation(USIEF) announces Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program for mid-level Indian environment professionals in public/private sector or non-governmental organizations for up to four months.
The program will combine short-term practical training/internship with opportunities for networking with American counterpart organizations. Selected fellows will be placed at US environmental public/private or non-governmental organizations, academic institutions or research centers and environment related government agencies. Fellows will be expected to explore future linkages between Indian and American organizations with common agendas.
Key areas of the FNELP initiative would include, but not be limited to-
- Environmental Information/Systems Reporting
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Policy, Regulations and Law
- Environmental Sciences and Toxicology
- Environmental Management
The fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel from India to the US, a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per US Government guidelines, modest settling in allowance and a professional allowance. No allowance or travel is provided for dependents and the stipend provided under the grant is not sufficient to support family members. Scholars with accompanying dependents must have adequate personal funds to support their stay in the US.
- preferably have a master’s or a professional degree of at least four years duration
- have at least five years of professional experience in the respective field
- preferably be 50 years of age or under
- be a responsible Indian citizen 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;
- have a high level of academic/professional achievement;
- demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the US The applicant may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
- be present in India at the time of submitting the application and interview, if required
- be eligible for leave, if employed
- 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
- not have been in the US during the past three years on a teaching, research, study or professional assignment for a continuous period of three months or more, at the time of submitting the application. In addition, applicant should not be in the US for a period of three months or more on a teaching, research or professional assignment during the application cycle (July 2012 to June 2013); and
- should give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.
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