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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
  • Burma
  • Chile
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Guatemala
  • Kosovo
  • Malawi
  • Nepal
  • Peru
  • Samoa
  • Timor-Leste
  • Ukraine

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. 


  • Be a U.S. citizen by October 11, 2016.
  • Have a Master’s level degree (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy prior to September 1, 2017, OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period which will commence in September 2017.
     a) Candidates who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or who will hold a Ph.D. at any time during the grant period are not eligible.
    b) Candidates with Medical Degrees are eligible with some stipulations (see FAQs on Fulbright website).
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

Find more information on the Fulbright website. 
Deadline: October 11, 2016