Tuesday, February 03, 2009


The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) invites applications from interested mid-level Indian environment professionals in public/private sector or non-governmental organizations for the Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program (FNELP) fellowships. 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. Selected fellows will come into grant status during August 2009-May 2010. Application deadline for Indian candidates is February 15, 2009.

Key areas of the FNELP initiative would include, but not be limited to:

· Environmental Information/Systems Reporting: industrygovernmentNGO partnerships and exchange, environmental journalism and television, public participation in perceptions of the environment and environmental benchmarking.

· Environmental Education: syllabus and curriculum development, instructional media including computers and internet, public
advocacy and community
based campaigning, environmental awareness, information and action, environmental documentation, website and database management.

· Environmental Policy, Regulations and Law: economic incentives for environmental conservation, energy taxes, the design of environmental regulation and enforcement, environmental economics, environmental aid, environmental law, rights and institutions, stakeholder involvement in environmental policy making, the role of local government, ecosystem governance.

· Environmental Sciences and Toxicology: biochemical mechanism of toxicity, toxicant effect on ecosystems, effects of toxics on biotic and abiotic environment, immunotoxicology, test method and guidelines for environmental variables, failure investigation and industrial problem solving.

· Environmental Management: environment impact assessment, audits and monitoring, environmental modeling, technology assessment and development, environment management systems, life cycle assessment, pollution prevention, technology transfer and issues of global importance.

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