The Fulbright Program was created by Congress in 1946 to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and was inaugurated in the academic year 2012-2013. This award provides the opportunity for U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad.
For one academic year, fellows will serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands on experience in the public sector while also carrying out an academic research project. Host country governments and the U.S. Department of State will organize placements in a variety of public policy areas, including, but not limited to: Agriculture, Climate Change & Environment, Economic Development, Education, Emergency Management, Energy, Finance, International Relations, Justice, Public Health, Sustainability, Tourism, and Trade.
The partner country governments include Bangladesh, Burma, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Nepal, and Western Samoa.
Candidates for a Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship:
A Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship application consists of the following:
Applicants may select up to three countries of preference and will be considered for all participating countries based on the candidate’s qualifications and individual country requirements.
Although there is no Stanford campus process for the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, interested students should contact the ORC for guidance on the application process as well as review the Fulbright Website for details.
Other Fulbright Awards: