Students asked to apply for Yuva Hindi Sansthan’s Fullbright trip to India

Students at a Yuva Hindi Sansthan program. Photo:

The Department of Education has awarded the 2022 Fullbright-Hays GPA Short Term Project to the Yuva Hindi Sansthan, Inc., which involves a visit to India led by founders of the organization.

The program focus is ‘Climate Change’ and its impact on communities in India and it requires participants to travel to India during the Fall 2022-month of Nov-Dec 22.

Student applicants should talk to their academic advisors about this program and the study trip, according to Program Director  Ashok Ojha.

The primary requisite for applying is: On return to the USA participants will utilize the materials for K-14 Curriculum Development.

Prof Gabreila Nik Ilieva, NYU, is the project’s Academic advisor and she and Ojha will lead the team of 12 participants on the study trip to India.

More details are available at

The due date for applying is July 15, 2022:


  • Graduate and undergrad students whose career goal is language education as well as faculties and administrators who are involved in curriculum development.
  • Applicants must be engaged full time learning or teaching Hindi or area studies in an Institutions of Higher Education or community schools in the USA.
  • During the four weeks of trip to India, program participants will collect authentic material related with Hindi culture as well as area studies related to ‘climate change’. Area studies refer to: history, social sciences, culture etc.
  • Applicants are also asked to write a 500-word essay about his/her professional goals and the impact this program will have on your future career. Please email the essay as word or PDF attachment to:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call the Program Director, Ashok Ojha, at 732-318-9891

Founded in 2009 by a group of Hindi teachers, journalists, and scholars, while attending a Hindi teaching workshop in the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, who decided to set up a non-profit organization to promote Indian culture, heritage and values through the vehicle of Hindi language. The organization strives to create opportunities to improve the communicative capacity (communication skill) of youngsters in Hindi through youth-centered workshops, meetings, cultural events, and other educational, academic and community-oriented activities throughout U.S., the organization’s website says.



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