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The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, was inaugurated in academic year 2012-13. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships will be offered in the following countries:

  • African Union
  • Bangladesh
  • Burma
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Haiti
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Malawi
  • Nepal
  • Peru
  • Samoa
  • Timor-Leste

U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications. 

Candidates must be in receipt of a master's or J.D. degree by the beginning of the fellowship (summer - fall 2015) or be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program.  Applicants must also have at least two years of work experience in public policy-related fields. 

Deadline: October 14, 2014