J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship

The following is a fellowship opportunity for US graduate students who are interested in public policy.

The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship competition is open. This is a special fellowship administered through the Fulbright US Student program through IIE; anyone who applied this fall 2013 for a Fulbright US Student fellowship is NOT eligible to apply. Applicants apply directly to IIE. There is no separate campus component to the competition.

Application Opens: November 1, 2013
Deadline: January 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional public-policy-related placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries, while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project.
Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens by November 1, 2013.
  • Have a Master’s level degree (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy prior to September 1, 2014, OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period which will commence in September 2014.
    Candidates who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or who will hold a Ph.D. at any time during the grant period are not eligible.
    Candidates with Medical Degrees are eligible with some stipulations, please see the FAQs on the website for details.
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

For more detailed information about the application requirements and process, go to http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-clinton-fellowships.
Erin Crawley is available to discuss the application with potential applicants, although applications are not submitted through UW-Madison.