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Brand-new Fulbright Program in Public Policy

November 8, 2011

Fulbright has just announced a new program! The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships are described here.

From the announcement:

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad by serving in professional placements within foreign government ministries or institutions while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project. The fellowship will help advance public policy research agendas, fosters mutual understanding and builds lasting ties between the U.S. and partner countries.

Selected Fulbright Students will work side-by-side with the citizens of other countries to tackle the toughest public policy problems of the day. This new exchange is the vanguard of international public diplomacy, as it leverages the excellence of the Fulbright program to achieve global development objectives.
Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will serve in partner country governments, which include:

• Bangladesh
• Cote d’Ivoire
• The Dominican Republic
• Guatemala
• Haiti
• Jamaica
• Mongolia
• Nepal
• Nigeria
• Thailand
• Tunisia

The U.S. Department of State and partner country governments will coordinate professional placements for candidates in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, housing and communications.

Candidates must be in receipt of a master’s or J.D. degree by the beginning of the Fellowship (Summer 2012) or be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Applicants must apply At-Large and have at least two years of work experience in public policy-related fields. Final selection will be made by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

More information, including complete eligibility requirements, please contact Theresa Granza, tgranza@iie.org or Walter Jackson, wjackson@iie.org. For more information on how to apply, please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html.

Applications for the 2012-13 competition will be accepted from November 4, 2011 through February 1, 2012; Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will begin their assignments in summer/fall 2012.

Application deadline: February 1, 2012

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