Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. early and mid-career professionals and practitioners to serve in placements in a foreign government ministry or institution around the world. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while cultivating public policy experience in their area of expertise. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship also includes an independent research component that focuses on an issue related to the Fellow’s in-country work.
The Fellows will have an opportunity to build their knowledge and skills, provide support to partner-country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country.
Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for a grant through the core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. If you live abroad and are not a citizen of the United States, and would like to apply for a grant to visit the U.S., please visit the Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program.
All applications require a project statement. This is your opportunity to explain your proposed project and specific strengths as a candidate to reviewers and potential hosts. Start with the big question – what are you proposing to do, what ministry, why is it important, why you, and what impact do you hope to have? It must be clear and compelling to audiences both inside and outside your field. Additional guidelines regarding the contents of the statement are below.
Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will be hosted by ministry officials as “technical specialists” and spend approximately 80% of their time carrying out ministry-directed projects. Approximately 20% of their time will be dedicated to their independent research project.
All applicants must include their resume which details their relevant professional experience.
For the research component of your project, you must upload a bibliography relevant to the proposed project.