The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has just announced its 2012 International Fulbright Science and Technology award for oustanding foreign students. Students interested in PhD studies in science, technology, engineering or maths at leading U.S. institutions need to apply within May 1, 2011.
Approximately 40 awards will be offered worldwide for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields. Eligible fields of study include Eligible fields include Aeronautics and Aeronautical Engineering, Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only), Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Sciences/Engineering, Energy, Engineering (aerospace, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum), Environmental Science/Engineering (theoretical or science research-based focus only), Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Information Sciences and Systems (engineering focus only), Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Neurosciences, Oceanography, Public Health (biostatistics or epidemiology) and Physics.
Three nominees from India will compete with candidates from all over the world for this fellowship.
The U.S. government will fully fund grants for up to three years under this program and will provide tuition and fees, monthly stipend, applicable allowances, medical insurance, roundtrip airfare and a J1 visa sponsorship for up to five years. Academic placement (university admission and other formalities) of the selected scholars will be handled by the International Institute of Education (IIE).
Application details and materials are available on USIEF website or at the USIEF offices in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.