Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships

Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2012 – February 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

This Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector and relationship building efforts between the U.S. and countries abroad. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and function in a “special assistant” role to a senior level official.  Fellows gain
hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out a small academic research/study project.

Available Countries:

Bangladesh, Burma, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Nepal, and Western

Applicable public policy fields may include (but are not limited to): Agriculture, Climate Change & Environment, Economic Development, Education, Emergency Management, Energy, Finance, International Relations, Justice, Public Health,
Sustainability, Tourism, and Trade.


Candidates must have:

  • Master’s or JD by Fall 2013 OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Candidates who hold a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible.
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

For additional information on the program and application, please explore this link.

Application process:

All Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship applicants must apply at-large, not through their university. Campus committee interviews
or evaluations are not required or relevant.

Upcoming webinars: January 9th, January 16th, & January 22nd. January 9th at 2:30pm ET, IIE and State Department staff will host a webinar that will include a live Q&A with a current fellow in the Ivory Coast.  More information and registration for this and our other upcoming webinars can found on the website.


If you have any questions about the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, please contact IIE Program Manager,
Ashley Prather.