USIEF – Chennai
United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) was established in 1950 to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and India through the U.S. Government’s flagship Fulbright Program for educational and cultural exchange. USIEF administers the Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright fellowships for American and Indian students, faculty and professionals; and organizes programs around visiting U.S. Fulbright scholars and Indian Fulbright alumni. The Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI), administered jointly by USIEF and the University Grants Commission (UGC), aims to build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. USIEF’s Education Advising Services also provides information to Indian students on higher education opportunities in the U.S.