Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

Fellows will work with ministry officials as “technical specialists”, immersing themselves in ongoing assignments and new initiatives, at the direction and under the supervision of host government officials. They will have the opportunity to work on issues related to their sector and contribute to public policy-related projects that benefit the host country. In addition, Fellows will undertake an independent professional project related to their area of expertise.

Fellows will be hosted by a ministry or institution and spend approximately 80% of their time carrying out ministry-directed projects. Approximately 20% of their time will be dedicated to their independent professional project. Fellows must work with their ministry supervisors to agree upon a schedule, which will be determined on an individualized basis and will take different forms depending on the country and the placement.

Applicants should create projects that may include studies, practical experience in actual operations, visits to organizations in their professional field, workshops, public lectures or other appropriate professional experiences. Their project plans should include a concrete description of the planned activities during the grant period as well as the expected benefits for completing the project for their professional field.

For the 2024-2025 academic year, Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships will be available in three world regions: Africa (Botswana, Ghana, and Rwanda); Western Hemisphere (Colombia and Peru); East Asia and the Pacific (Cambodia, Fiji, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam).

Visit https://fulbrightscholars.org/us-scholar-awards/FPPF for more information on eligibility requirements, and application steps.