Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fulbright Program Offers New Public-Policy Fellowship

 The U.S. State Department has announced a new Fulbright fellowship focused on public policy. The program, which started accepting applications this month, will support master’s and Ph.D. students who want to serve in professional positions within foreign-government ministries while also conducting research in policy areas like public health, energy, and economic development.

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.

The awards are available in Haiti, Thailand, and nine other countries around the world. Under the Obama administration, the Fulbright Program has put an emphasis on supporting fellowships that help develop ideas that contribute to meeting global challenges, like developing renewable energy or fighting HIV/AIDS.

Deadline for application and all supporting materials: February 1, 2012.