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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 in participating countries around the world. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows contribute to strengthening the public sector in their host country while gaining practical experience as well as a unique vantage point into how the public policy apparatus works within a foreign government. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship also includes an independent professional project that provides fellows with the opportunity to interact with the local community and further their career goals. Many professional projects utilize data or resources made available through the support of host ministries. Professional projects may include workshops, public lectures, or other appropriate professional experiences.

The Fellows will have an opportunity to further their knowledge and skills, positively impact partner-country institutions and communities, and develop long-term collaborative networks within their sector between the U.S. and the host country.

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Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships are available in three world regions: Africa (Botswana and Rwanda); Western Hemisphere (Colombia and Peru); and East Asia and the Pacific (Cambodia, Fiji, Mongolia, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam).  All qualified applicants with skills applicable to public policy in any field are eligible and encouraged to apply.   Preferred fields of interest and/or potential ministry hosts, along with language requirements, for each country are:

Western Hemisphere

Fields:  Public/Global Health, Information Sciences, Energy, and Agriculture

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, National Planning Department, National Apprenticeship Service (SENA), National Health Institute, National Institute of Metrology, Alexander von Humboldt Institute, SINCHI Institute and Agrosavia 

Language:  Advanced (superior) Spanish is required.

Fields:  Combatting Gender-Based Violence, Social Inclusion, Anti-Corruption, Equality, Integration, Sustainability, Dialogue and Reconciliation, Identity and Diversity

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Tourism; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Energy and Mines; Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations; Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion; Ministry of Production; Ministry of Justice and Human Rights; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Transportation and Communications; Ministry of the Environment; Ministry of Culture; Ministry of Housing and Construction; Ministry of Labor; Ministry of Economy and Finance; the Mesa de Concertación de Lucha contra la Pobreza (a multiparty group that works on policies to fight poverty); and the National Council for Science, Technology, and Technical Innovation (CONCYTEC), among others

Fields:  Youth Employability, Energy, Renewable Energy, Infrastructure Development, Labor Relations, Grassroots Development, Civil Society Governance, and Advocacy to Strengthen Democracy and Government Accountability 

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development; Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministries of Basic and Tertiary Education; Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Culture 

Language:  English is an official language.

Fields:  Public health, Infrastructure, Governance

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Health; Ministry of Infrastructure; Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion; Ministry of Local Government; Rwanda Social Security Board

Language:  English is an official language of all three countries in Africa. For Rwanda, additional fluency in French or Kinyarwanda is helpful but not required.

East Asia and the Pacific:

Potential Host Ministries/Focus Areas:  Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

Language:  English is sufficient, Khmer language proficiency is not required.

Fields:   Energy, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Economics, Public Health

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Environment and Climate Change; Ministry of Health and Medical Services; Ministry of Land and Mineral Resources; Ministry of Fisheries and Forestry; Ministry of Finance, Strategic Planning, National Planning & Development; Ministry of Agriculture and Waterways; National Disaster Management Office; Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services (MIMS); Department of Energy (part of MIMS)

Language:  English is an official language.

Fields:  Environmental and/or Energy Policy (including Water Management); Education; Emerging Technologies; Cultural Heritage Preservation; Economics; Public Health and Infectious Diseases; Food Security

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Public Health; Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI); National Innovation Agency; National Vaccine Institute; Food and Drug Administration; Ministry of Culture; Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Thailand International Cooperation Agency

Language:  English is sufficient; Thai language proficiency is not required but some knowledge of Thai is useful.

TIMOR-LESTE

Fields:  Education, Entrepreneurship, Environment (focus on climate change), Food Security, Human Rights, Public Administration, Public Health, Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise (SMEs), Tourism Development

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Forestry; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Culture; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Planning and Strategic Investment; Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion; Ministry of Tourism and Environment; Ministry of Trade and Industry; Secretary of State for Secondary Education and Technical Schools; Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment

Language :  Portuguese is encouraged and may be useful, but it is not required.

Fields:  Education, Infrastructure, Energy, Environment, Economic Development, Engineering, Computer Science, Social Work, Information Technology, Social Policy, Public Policy, Agriculture, Rural Development

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Education and Training (The Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences); Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ministry of Planning and Investment; Ministry of Industry and Trade (Institute of Energy); Ministry of Science and Technology; Women’s Union; Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment under the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Language: English is sufficient. Vietnamese language proficiency is not required.

Fields:  Economic Development; Finance & Banking; Public Policy and Public Administration; Technology Policy and Management; Law and Human Rights; Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy; Mining Technology and Policy; Environmental Protection; International Relations

Potential Host Ministries:  Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Education and Science; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry

Language:  Mongolian useful but not required.

Grant Length: The minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is nine months. Eight to nine-month grants are preferred. Grants for the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship have a flexible start date and a flexible timeframe of a semester or academic year (4-9 months), with sufficient time to carry out the goals of the project. Earliest start date is July 2025; latest start date is March 2026. See the  Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship Award  description for more information.

Number of Awards Available: Approximately 10 globally, depending on individual grant lengths and overall global budget

Other Required Activities: Pre-Departure Orientation Fellows will participate in a virtual pre-departure orientation in July 2025. Fellows to Botswana, Rwanda, Cambodia, Fiji, Timor-Leste and Vietnam will also participate in Fulbright regional Pre-Departure Orientation in June/July 2025.

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Contact:  [email protected]

Successful Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship candidates will include early to mid-career entrepreneurial and self-starter professionals with a graduate degree in a public-policy related field (e.g., JD, MPA, MPH). Candidates must have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience and demonstrate how their work experience (5 years is preferred) has prepared them for a technical specialist role, along with how the position will fit into their career trajectory. Postdoctoral candidates and practitioners active in the academic, public, or private sectors with a record of experience and accomplishment in a public policy related area are encouraged to apply. Candidates with field-specific backgrounds applicable to public policy (e.g., Energy, Agriculture, Engineering) are preferred.

Ph.D. is not required. Doctoral degree holders are eligible as long as they have three to five years of public policy relevant experience – as a professional/practitioner outside of the classroom. Candidates enrolled in a Ph.D. are eligible as long as they have a MA degree AND three to five years of experience.  Candidates who have gone directly from undergraduate to Ph.D. and have completed the Ph.D., but do not have any work experience are not eligible.

For questions about eligibility and complete policies for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, visit our Eligibility page .

Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for an award through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. If you are not a citizen of the United States, please visit the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program .

To begin the process, go to the application .

Application Components

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 professional project.

All Fulbright Public Policy applicants are required to complete short essay questions to explain your specific strengths as a candidate and motivation for participating in the Fellowship to reviewers and potential hosts. You will be asked to address your experience and skills, what you are proposing to do, why it is important, why you, and what impact you hope to have. Your essays must be clear and compelling to audiences both inside and outside your field. Guidelines regarding the essay questions are below:  

Experience and Skills (up to 3,000 characters, including spaces and punctuation):

  • What knowledge and experience do you bring to this fellowship, including specific strengths, academic training, and relevant work experience, and how will they be transferable and beneficial to your potential host ministry?
  • Describe how you have supported and assisted policy related projects.  Be specific about the public policy challenge you addressed, the outcome, and how you worked with others to address it.

Career Trajectory (up to 2,000 characters, including spaces and punctuation):

  • What is the trajectory you have followed, and what are your plans for the future? How does the Public Policy Fellowship fit into your career path and future goals?  This is separate from the facts presented elsewhere in the application and may address your personal history, background, development, and the opportunities to which you have, or have not been exposed.

Country Selection, Preparation and Impact  (up to 3,000 characters, including spaces and punctuation):

  • Why have you selected this country?
  • What experiences have prepared you to work in this country? Include any prior experience(s) living or working in a foreign culture or culture different from your own.
  • What needs and interests of the host ministry and host country will you address?
  • What challenges do you expect to face as a foreign national working in the host country government? How will you adapt, address, or manage them? Provide examples of your familiarity with the culture and chief public policy challenges of the country/region for which you are applying.

Professional Project (up to 3,000 characters, including spaces and punctuation):

  • What do you propose to do? 
  • What is the anticipated impact and benefit your project would have on your host community? Please be specific and also consider outcomes with the potential to be broad and sustainable. What facilities and resources do you plan to utilize in the host country?
  • What is the anticipated impact your participation would have on your professional development and career? 

All applicants must include their resume which details their relevant professional experience.

Content Guidelines:

  • List employment history, including relevant public policy and other professional experience.
  • If including publications, use full citations.
  • List items chronologically, starting with the most recent.
  • Refereed publications should be listed separately from non-refereed publications.

Format Requirements:

  • Up to 5 pages, single spaced, 12-point or larger font size; 1-inch margins
  • Headers and/or bullets to organize and convey key elements
  • File type: Adobe PDF or Word document
  • Include page numbers
  • Only Latin alphabet characters are allowed (i.e., do not include any words or phrases that contain non-English characters)

The application requires two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendations evaluate your professional work, including the abilities and expertise you bring to your project; your ability to adapt; and the merits of the project.

  • Applicants must register their recommenders in the online application and are responsible for ensuring their letters are submitted by their recommenders via the online system by the application deadline. Recommenders cannot submit their letters outside the online system
  • Applicants can track the status of the letters of recommendations on their online application and can send reminders to recommenders to submit their letters of recommendations by the application deadline.
  • Letters of recommendations can be submitted by your recommenders before or after you submit the application but must be submitted by the application deadline.
  • All recommendation letters must be in English.

Who may serve as a recommender?

Letters should be from those who know you and your work well and can address the points below, as listed under the “For Recommenders” section:

  • One letter from a colleague or supervisor at your current place of employment. If your institution or employer recently changed, one of the letters should be from someone at your previous institution or employer.
  • One letter from a colleague within your discipline. This can be someone outside of your current place of employment and can include colleagues with whom you have collaborated on research in the last several years in the U.S. or abroad.

Who cannot serve as a recommender?

  • Relatives; representatives of U.S. Embassy posts or Fulbright Commissions in the country of application; representatives of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State; representatives of the Institute of International Education
  • Anyone who serves as a recommender may not also provide the applicant with an invitation letter
  • Anyone who serves as a recommender may not also provide the applicant with a language evaluation

For Recommenders

  • Please see these instructions for those providing letters of recommendation.

Format Requirements

  • Up to 3 pages
  • On letterhead and signed (recommended)
  • Only Roman characters are allowed.
  • File type: Adobe PDF (recommended) or Word document

Please retain an electronic copy of your submitted recommendation. 

Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will be required to carry out a position in a foreign government ministry effectively and seamlessly. Meeting the language requirements is critical for completing the daily requirements of the professional placement. For research grant activity, language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required. For applicants without local language proficiency, feasibility of conducting research must be demonstrated in both the project statement and the language self-evaluation form of the Fulbright application. Non-native speakers who have local language abilities will be asked to also register an external evaluator within the application.

The award description in the  Catalog of Awards indicates the required level of language proficiency and which evaluation(s) are needed for each participating country.

The language component of the application has two parts detailed below. Requirements vary by country per the award description.

Self-evaluation: 

The Language Skills page in the application displays the award’s foreign language skills requirement and contains the self-evaluation. You can list up to three languages relevant to the proposed project and indicate your level of proficiency for each. Following that you will then respond to short questions regarding your proficiency, including past experience and planned study.

External evaluation: 

The Recommendations and Language Evaluations page in the application is where you register a qualified foreign language evaluator. This component is required for applicants to Colombia and Peru.

  • A qualified foreign language evaluator should be an instructor in the language or otherwise qualified to evaluate language proficiency.
  • Anyone who serves as a language evaluator for your application cannot also provide a recommendation letter for your application.
  • For applications where proficiency in multiple languages may be necessary, the application will allow for up to two external language evaluations to be submitted.

For those providing the foreign language evaluation, please see these instructions . 

What kinds of activities are considered professional projects?

Professional projects should be an independent, public policy focused proposal that identifies and addresses the needs and interests of the host ministry and host country; demonstrates potential to advance knowledge, and to establish lasting connections and ties with the host country.  A smaller component of the Fellowship (20% of total time), the independent professional project must be carried out in consultation with the ministry, on a schedule that meets the ministry project timeline/goals/etc. for your specific assignment.  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.

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship Review Criteria

As reviewers take into account the basic objectives of the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, they apply the following criteria:

  • Suitability of the applicant: Professional record in a relevant public policy sector as evidenced by the previous three to five years of work experience.  Relevant and appropriate expertise to complete the proposed activities successfully.
  • Need for residence in host country and fit for proposed ministry.
  • Potential impact: ability to identify and address the needs and interests of the host ministry and host country; potential benefit to the host country, applicant, and their discipline; potential for outreach to the public in host and home country, and to establish lasting connections and ties with the host country; ability to carry out the project and impact your sector/specialty area.
  • Record of service to the field and/ or the home institution.
  • Ability to serve as an unofficial cultural ambassador for the United States, including, but not limited to personal attributes of collegiality, cultural adaptability and sensitivity, a strong service orientation and high degree of versatility, resourcefulness, and creativity.
  • Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description for the relevant proposed host country, or commensurate with the requirements of the proposed project.
  • Preference will be given to early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or professionals with research experience in the public, non-profit, or private sectors.
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Fellowships & Programs

Media, philanthropy & democracy, the john s. and james l. knight foundation doctoral fellowship on philanthropy, media and democracy  .

The Knight doctoral fellowship is offered by the  Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society  and the  DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy .

There has long been a dearth of research and writing on the media’s coverage of foundations, nonprofits, and individual donors – and in particular their impact on society, policy, and democracy.

Likewise, there is virtually no thoughtful research and writing on how mainstream and new media discourse might best explore the role, successes, and shortcomings of the philanthropic enterprise.

Journalists and struggling media enterprises are increasingly turning to private donors to provide an alternative business model for news gathering and analysis.

This fellowship is designed to further research and inform practice on questions at the intersection of the media, philanthropy, and democracy in the United States. The fellowship is aimed at producing a new generation of scholars who conduct original research on any important questions related to philanthropy and the media and to translate their findings for media and philanthropy, policymakers, and scholars.

  • Qualified applicants should first be accepted for admission to Sanford.
  • Submit a letter of application stating the reasons for your interest, along with a CV, a recent writing sample, and three letters of reference via email to  Professor Joel L. Fleishman , Director of the  Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society .
  • Applications for the fellowship received by  May 1  will be assured full consideration.
  • Term: 1.5-2 years

The grant supporting the fellowship is funded by the Knight Foundation.

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Joel L. Fleishman

Joel L. Fleishman

Professor of Law

A.B. 1955, J.D. 1959, M.A. (Drama) 1959, University of North Carolina; LL.M. 1960, Yale University.

Professor Fleishman is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He began his career in 1960 as assistant to the director of the Walter E. Meyer Research Institute of Law at Yale. From 1961 to 1965, he served as legal assistant to the governor of North Carolina. He then returned to Yale, first as director of the Yale Summer High School, and then as associate provost for Urban Studies and Programs. In 1969, he became associate chairman of the Center for the Study of the City and Its Environment and associate director of the Institute of Social Science at Yale. In 1971, he came to Duke as a member of the law faculty and as director of the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, now the Sanford School of Public Policy, in which position he served until 1983. He is now Professor of Law and Public Policy, and Director of the Heyman Center on Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions. He also directs the Duke Foundation Research Program. His principal writings deal with legal regulation and financing of political activities as well as the regulation of not-for-profit organizations. His book, The Foundation: A Great American Secret — How Private Money is Changing the World , was published in January, 2007 by Public Affairs Books. He is now serving as co-chair of Independent Sector's Committee on the Self-Regulation of Nonprofit Organizations.

MD/PHD Program

Medical scientist training program.

Our PhD program is also open to students pursuing joint degrees in medicine, through Duke’ s  Medical Scientist Training Program.  This highly competitive program seeks to train leaders in academic medicine, who will combine clinical and research careers.

Successful applicants receive funding to pay for both their medical school and PhD training.

Information on how to apply to the MD/PhD program can be found here .  

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Peter A Ubel

Peter A Ubel

Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Distinguished Professor

I am a physician and behavioral scientist at Duke University. My research and writing explores the quirks in human nature that influence our lives — the mixture of rational and irrational forces that affect our health, our happiness and the way our society functions. (What fun would it be to tackle just the easy problems?) I am currently exploring controversial issues about the role of values and preferences in health care decision making, from decisions at the bedside to policy decisions. I use the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care spending. My books include Pricing Life (MIT Press 2000) and Free Market Madness (Harvard Business Press, 2009). My newest book, Critical Decisions (HarperCollins), came out in September of 2012, and explores the challenges of shared decision making between doctors and patients.

Civil Society

The joel l. fleishman civil society ph.d. fellowship .

The Duke Sanford School of Public Policy offers the Joel L. Fleishman Civil Society Ph.D. Fellowship on the basis of merit to qualified public policy graduate students whose research focuses on the role of civil society and the capacity of nongovernmental organizations and their leaders to play significant public policy roles. The goal of the fellowship is to prepare graduates to work in domestic and international public agencies, universities, research organizations, and policy consulting firms.

The Public Policy Ph.D. Program at Duke provides an interdisciplinary balance in disciplines such as economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. The relatively low number of students who matriculate each year (typically six to eight) enables each to receive individual faculty mentoring in courses and in research.

The fellowship was established in honor of  Joel L. Fleishman ,  J.D., M.A. (University of North Carolina), LL.M. (Yale University), Professor of Law and Public Policy at Duke and Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. Professor Fleishman came to Duke in 1971 as a member of the law faculty and as founding director of the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, now the Sanford School of Public Policy.

His principal scholarship deals with philanthropy and charity in the United States and with legal regulation and financing of not-for-profit organizations. He is the author of the book,  The Foundation: A Great American Secret — How Private Money is Changing the World  (PublicAffairs Books, 2007). He is also the co-author with Thomas Tierney of  Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results  (PublicAffairs Books, 2012). His third book on philanthropy,  Putting Your Money to Work: Philanthropy Now or Investment for the Future  is scheduled for publication in September 2017.

Jason DeRousie

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs & Student Affairs

Jason DeRousie comes to the Sanford School after 11 years at NC State University, the last six of which were spent overseeing curriculum, academic programs, and scheduling for the Poole College of Management.  He has been working in higher education for over 20 years and has professional experience in admissions, advising, academic and co-curricular assessment, and data analysis. In Sanford, Jason leads the Academic Programs and Student Affairs team that supports degree programs and public policy students at all levels – undergraduate to PhD. 

A native of Columbus, Ohio.  Jason graduated with an MPP from Sanford back when it was still an Institute. He also holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Penn State University and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Kenyon College. Jason’s research interests have primarily focused on higher education policy, access and equity, and student success. He currently resides in Durham with his wife and three daughters.

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Public Policy & Public Service Fellowships

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Science and Public Policy Fellowships:

Listed here are several popular science & public policy fellowship opportunities for those interested in pursuing experiences in state, local, and federal government offices. these science policy programs provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to contribute to federal policymaking while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy. the public policy fellowships are more broad, open to various degrees and backgrounds for those wanting to participate in a range of policymaking, public service development, and advocacy..

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Fellows select assignments in Congressional offices or federal agencies. This is a year-long opportunity, beginning September 1 and ending August 31. AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives, as well as disability status. Fellows have ranged in age from late 20s to early 70s. They represent a spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Stipend of $75K – $100K.

ACS Science Policy Fellowship

The American Chemical Society Science Policy Fellowship places one fellow on ACS's External Affairs and Communications (EAC) team for one to two years. The fellow works with experienced EAC staff to provide information to policymakers on the role of science in public policy, advance specific recommendations on issues affecting the chemical enterprise, and inform and involve ACS members in the policy process. EAC staff cover a range of issues of interest to ACS members, including federal funding for scientific research; science, technology, engineering and math education; green chemistry; environmental policy; and regulatory policy.

AGU Congressional Science Fellowship

The Congressional Science Fellowship program places highly qualified, accomplished scientists, engineers, and other professionals in the offices of either an individual Member of Congress or on a committee for a one-year assignment. The Fellowship program enables more effective use in government of scientific knowledge and provides a unique experience to scientists seeking careers involving public use of technical information.

AIBS Member Society Graduate Student Science Policy Fellowship  

The program offers current graduate students pursuing a degree in the biological sciences the chance to spend three to six months in AIBS's Public Policy Office, located in downtown Washington, DC. During this period, the Fellow gains first-hand science policy experience while working on a science policy project that advances the goals of the sponsoring member society.

Alaska Sea Grant Fellowships

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ASHG Genetics & Education Fellowship  

This is a fellowship program designed for genetics professionals with an advanced degree who are early in their careers and interested in the development and implementation of national genomics literacy efforts, informal science education, science education policy, program development, or science education research. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in genetics education program development at the NHGRI and ASHG and to work directly with other organizations involved in genetics education (optional). Annual 72k stipend plus benefits. Duration: 16 months.

ASHG Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship  

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ASME Federal Government Fellowship Program  

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Breakthrough Institute Generation Fellows Program  

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California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Policy Fellowship

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Canadian Science Policy Fellowship Program

An initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Science Policy Fellowships Program, is designed to foster positive exchanges between health researchers and policy makers in order to help bridge the gap between the worlds of science and policy making. The Program provides academic researchers with the opportunity to undertake short-term assignments at Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to work on a specific policy issue (e.g., health policy, science policy, or regulatory policy).

Capital Fellows Program The Capital Fellows Program is unique to the state of California. Fellows work as staff members in the California State Assembly, Senate, Executive or Judicial branch for 10-11 months. They are paid a monthly stipend (about $2000) and receive full health benefits. This is a great opportunity to participate in public service, policymaking and development.  There are several programs offered:

California Senate Fellows

Executive Fellowship Program

Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program

Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in any field and have a demonstrated interest in policy making and public service. Graduate, post-graduate and mid-career applications are accepted. Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation's future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship

This 12-week professional development fellowship engages fellows in the analytical process that informs US science and technology policy. Fellows develop the basic skills necessary to participate in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed a graduate degree within the last 5 years may apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law, business, public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. Fellows receive a stipend of $8,500.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program CHCI's Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship  

Serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. EERE STP Fellows apply the expertise gained from their education and history of conducting research to new and ongoing EERE initiatives.

Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship  

This fellowship program, co-sponsored by the The American Society of Human Genetics and The National Human Genome Research Institute, is designed for genetics professionals with an advanced degree who are early in their careers and interested in the development and implementation of genetics health and research policies at the national level. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in policy analysis at the NHGRI and the ASHG and to work directly with the U.S. Congress.

Google Policy Fellowship Program

The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Google fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more.

Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowships

The science policy fellowship program helps early-career scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand policymaking experience as they spend a year on the staff of federal or state environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, or public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. Fellows who have completed an MA, MS, or MPH degree or who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program will receive an annual stipend of $45,000. Fellows who have completed a PhD, ScD, MD, or DVM will receive an annual stipend of $55,000. Stipends will be paid directly to the fellow in monthly disbursements.

Harvard Belfer Center Fellowship  

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University offers research fellowships during the academic year to individuals who wish to devote their time to research and writing in the fields of science and international affairs. Fellows are selected by the Center's major research programs and are expected to work collaboratively with other Center researchers, as well as on their own projects. The Belfer Center Fellowship Program is known for its selectivity and the high quality of its participants.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship , established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Fellows spend 6-9 months working directly with organizations in Washington DC such as: Global Green USA, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Federation of American Scientists, Union of Concerned Scientists. Fellows are provided with a $3200 monthly stipend plus health insurance. Some of the issues covered by the Scoville Fellowship are: Environmental and Energy Security, including the Nexus of Climate Change and Energy Use, Conflict, and Resource Scarcity, Dismantling Chemical and Nuclear Weapons in the former Soviet Union, and Environmental Impact/Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Production Complex. 

Students must have an undergraduate degree before beginning their fellowships and a demonstrated interest in peace and security issues. Students should be good writers and comfortable with a fast-paced environment.

IEEE Government Fellowships  

IEEE-USA sponsors Fellowships for qualified IEEE members to spend a year in Washington serving as advisers to the U.S. Congress and to key Executive Branch decision-makers.

Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship

The Science Writer Fellowship will bring five science, society or health policy journalists from the US and UK to Zurich, Switzerland, to enhance their understanding of the work and research of the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize recipient, a leading international scholar in the field of child and youth development, and to connect these journalists with Swiss premier research institutions. The annual Fellowship, launched in 2015, covers Fellows' travel and ground costs and includes a five-day program in Zurich.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. Provides up to $56,500 to each Fellow.

John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship

The John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship was created in 2006 to provide an opportunity for early career astronomers to gain experience in the world of science policy and serves to augment the policy advocacy programs of the society. The Bahcall Fellowship is currently a one-year postdoctoral level appointment, renewable for a second year. The Fellow works in partnership with the Director of Public Policy to coordinate the public policy activities of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)  

The PMF Program provides an excellent opportunity for men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have an interest in, and commitment to, public service and to excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and government programs.  The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is a two-year paid fellowship which includes 160 hours of formal classroom training and a mandatory four to six month developmental assignment plus optional rotations of one to six months.  PMF fellows work at over 80 federal agencies and engage with current and future government leaders in solving domestic and international issues in a wide range of areas, including science and technology.  Graduate students from all academic disciplines who expect to complete an advanced degree (master's, law, or doctoral-level degree) from a qualifying college or university during the current academic year are eligible to be nominated for the PMF by their schools.  

Professional Science & Engineering Society Fellows Program  

This U. S. Department of State program enlists bright, inquisitive scientists and engineers with an interest in policy and international affairs to further the diplomacy and development policies of the United States. Fellows contribute their science and technology expertise to the policymaking process by working directly in an office at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development.

San Francisco Fellows Program & City Hall Fellows The primary initiative of the City Hall Fellows is a 12-month-long, post-college, pre-graduate school Fellowship program that integrates hands-on, full-time work as city employees. These positions provide intensive, comprehensive, real-politic-focused training in how cities work and the people, issues and organizations that influence local policy. Fellows spend their service year working on high-need, high- impact municipal initiatives.

Fellows work on projects during the program that have a direct impact on City operations. They span a broad range of City functions, involving analytical, planning, and operational work in the Arts Commission, Public Utilities Commission, Recreation and Park, Airport, Municipal Transportation Agency, Controller, Public Works, and other City agencies. In addition to hands-on work experience and comprehensive professional development, Fellows will be paired with experienced mentors in City government. Over 90 Fellows have participated in the San Francisco Fellows Program predecessor, City Hall Fellows, which partnered with the City from 2008 through 2015.

There is no citizenship requirement for this program, however the program does not sponsor visas. Students must have earned a bachelor's degree by the start of the program, and graduate students are eligible to apply as long as they have earned their bachelor's degree within the last three years. Applicants from all majors and academic disciplines will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Fellows are expected to possess the following characteristics: (i) academic achievement, (ii) written and oral communication skills, (iii) leadership potential and ability, (iv) dedication to public service; and (v) an entrepreneurial spirit appropriate for participating in our growing program. While there is no GPA cut-off, the Fellowship is highly competitive. Additionally, preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a strong connection to the city for which they are applying.

Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Fellows Program -- Interested neuroscience students, postdoctoral trainees, and early-career faculty (within 10 years of MD or PhD) can get involved with science policy and advocacy through the SfN Early Career Policy Fellows Program. Fellows will learn how to become effective advocates for science and how to encourage others to do the same. The yearlong program includes travel and lodging to attend Hill Day 2015.

STPI's Policy Fellowship Program

This two-year fellowship provides recent bachelor's degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Government organizations. Fellows work with teams of researchers to support a wide variety of S&T policy-related tasks. Individuals who earned a recent bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. The fellowship is a paid, benefits-eligible position.

TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellowship

The Congressional Innovation Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to change Congress by injecting desperately needed technological expertise into the Legislative Branch. The fellowship is a twelve-month residency on Capitol Hill, running from January to December, with an optional 13th month the following January.  Fellows work directly for a Member of Congress or Congressional Committee for the duration of their residency and may spend their time on technology-related issues like emerging technologies, AI and automation, election security, data privacy, encryption, cybersecurity or defense technology policy.  

Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship  

The Tisdale Fellowship provides opportunities for students to learn about high tech public policy issues in Washington, DC. The Fellowship places fellows in a high-tech company, firm or trade association, take two classes worth of credits from George Mason University and live in furnished appartments on George Washington University's downtown campus. Fellows will also attend weekly issues seminar lunches as well as briefings at the Capitol, State Department, World Bank and Federal Reserve.

U.S. Secretary of State Jefferson Science Fellowship  

Scientists and engineers from the American academic community into the U.S. Department of State for one year. The JSF program is administered by the National Academies and supported through a partnership between the U.S. academic community, professional scientific societies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Fellows are given assignments either in the Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., or at U.S. Missions abroad. Jefferson Science Fellows return to their academic careers following their Department of State assignments but remain available to the U.S. government as expert consultants for short-term projects over the following 5 years. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of their scientific achievements, articulation and communication skills, and their interest in science policy issues.

Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science  

This year-long program empowers scientists with training in leadership and communication to build a community of conservation science leaders who excel in using science to help achieve durable conservation solutions in western North America. The program is delivered in partnership with COMPASS.

William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship

This fellowship represents a unique opportunity for those with a Ph.D. in geosciences to gain first-hand experience with the legislative process on Capitol Hill. The successful candidate will spend 12 months (starting September 1, 2022) in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Fellows make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy. This one-year fellowship carries an annual salary of $78,000, relocation and travel funds, plus a full benefits package.

Google Public Policy Fellowship

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The Google Public Policy Fellowship program is held in markets across the United States, Europe, and the Emerging Markets. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend a semester contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. We’ve designed our program to expose historically underrepresented students in this field to career opportunities in the industry. Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on tech policy issues or public affairs consultancies with expertise in the policy strategy space.

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Alliance Health Project This one-year program helps AHP to better manage the volume of high-quality services we offer, and also to groom future mental health, social service, and public health providers with expertise in HIV care.

amfAR: Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship program amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship program. This training program has been established for exceptional college undergraduates and graduate students who aspire to become leaders in public health and in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings talented college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. Through the ten-week program (May 17–July 24, 2010), Scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. In addition to gaining experience in a congressional office, Scholars participate in seminars and site visits to augment their knowledge of health care issues, and write and present a health policy research memo that addresses a problem of concern to disadvantaged populations.

Department of Health and Human Services Emerging Leaders Program :  The Emerging Leaders program seeks to attract the best and brightest Bachelor and Masters level graduates to combine scholastic achievement and professional experience in our nation’s Health and Human Services Department. The program includes: a structured orientation to the Department of Health and Human Services and its operating division; a blended learning environment that incorporates classroom training, web based training, on the job learning activities and an introduction to corporate level competence; diverse development assignments; 3 to 5 rotational assignments with HHS; a mentor to assist with career development; and the ability to choose a career in the following career paths: scientific, public health, social science, information technology; and administrative.

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year 20 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level. For the other half of their service, they are placed with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement.

Family USA Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The Fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics—such as Medicaid, Medicare, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the private insurance market—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues. The fellowship will last one year.

Health for America This program grants a $50,000 year-long fellowship to young leaders from diverse academic backgrounds, including computer science, design, entrepreneurship, and health. Over the course of the year, fellows will work together to gain practical immersive experience in health innovation, with help from physicians and community leaders and exposure to different areas of the country. The application is typically due in February for a September start date.

Mapping Health The goal of Mapping Health is to use information tools to improve communication and understanding of health issues. We use recent advances in the fields of data collection and analysis, interactive visualizations, GIS, and other information technologies. The audience is policy-makers, health professionals, community health workers, patients, … and anyone interested in promoting the health of populations, loved ones, or themselves! The plan, if people demonstrate interest in this initiative, is that we will create interactive visualizations of other health topics. We hope to incorporate requests and feedback from the audience.

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship is a unique leadership development opportunity for experienced, motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty worldwide. This two-year program begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Fellows are assigned to national and international non-governmental organizations, private sector entities, and bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations. Fellows spend their second year in a policy environment, usually at the headquarters of the organizations where they served during their field placements.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues. 8-26 weeks. Application timeframes vary with the term applied for.

ReliefWeb ReliefWeb has been the leading source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996. We provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians, so they can make informed decisions and plan effective assistance. Our editorial insight, combined with access to the latest technology, allows us to provide innovative, reliable, and informative products and services on a continuous, global basis. The site connects to internships and jobs worldwide in various health and humanitarian positions.

Sparkman Center In today’s interdependent global economy, the need for cooperation between governments, international agencies, organizations, and institutions in alleviating global health problems has increased. The Sparkman Center has a history of successful collaboration with institutions abroad in implementing graduate-level educational and training programs in public health. In addition, the Center has collaborated with the WHO and PAHO and sponsored numerous short-term training programs in various developing countries.

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The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute has been the home of the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (formerly the WREI Fellowships) since 2014. The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to July in congressional offices.

The Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women.

The application period for the 2024 WCPI Fellowships is now closed. Next year’s application will be posted in late March of 2024.

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This five-year program is designed to prepare Ph.D. students for rigorous, policy-relevant research on the major threats to international and national security and the relevant strategies, institutions, and capabilities that will be needed to confront those threats.  

The cluster combines social science training in international security and national defense policy, focused study of specific regions of the world, and exploration of the technical and scientific aspects of proliferation, weapons innovations, terrorist and counterterrorist operations, and insurgency and counterinsurgency warfare. This is an in-residence program, though absences may be taken for approved field research.  

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The STEP curriculum helps practitioners develop a deeper understanding of the nature of scientific and technological problems and opportunities, the specialized methods used for analyzing scientific and technological issues, and the dynamics of science and technology development and application. The course of study for a STEP Ph.D. student is developed by each student, working closely with a faculty advisor.  

The STEP group focuses on applications of natural and social science methodology in the policy arena. Emphasis also is placed on the interactions among natural and social science in policy analysis.  

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  • Renewable energy

For more information on program and curriculum specifics, visit the STEP page .

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The Rappaport Public Policy Summer Fellowship challenges graduate students from across Greater Boston to immerse themselves in the region's public sector through a dynamic summer internship experience. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the Public Policy Fellowship encourages students to apply their skills and passion for good governance to Greater Boston's public policy challenges and inspires them to enter careers in public service.

Students accepted into the program are placed in a paid, 10-week internship in key state and local agencies around Greater Boston. Fellows also participate in a weekly seminar series throughout the summer featuring discussions with leading practitioners and scholars from across the region and excursions to key sites like Fenway Park and Boston City Hall. 

Through the Fellowship, host agencies benefit from the skills, talent, and dedication of students who are passionate about public service. And students gain real-world experience while learning about how public policy is created and implemented.

Applications for 2024 are OPEN and due on January 19, 2024. Apply now!  

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Each summer, Rappaport Public Policy Fellows contribute their passion and ideas to state and local agencies throughout Greater Boston while working on some of the most critical public policy issues. Host agencies help Fellows identify worthy and feasible projects and give them the attention and other resources needed to ensure that the Fellowship benefits both students and their supervisors.

If you are interested in becoming a host agency, please write a short description of a policy issue or policy issues that a Fellow might work on for your office and provide a contact at your agency who Fellows can email Rappaport Institute Associate Director Polly O’Brien .

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  • Mid-February : Call for summer placements to host agencies 
  • Early March : Rappaport Public Policy Fellows announced
  • March - May : Fellows interview agencies for placement opportunities
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The PhD in Public Policy, housed in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, is designed for individuals seeking interdisciplinary, policy-relevant careers in academia or other high-level professional settings such as research institutes, government agencies, nonprofit organizations,and private sector firms.  The program equips students with the theoretical and analytical skills to solve problems of pressing concern, in policy domains such as sustainability and resilience, health care, transportation, housing, and community development.

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The program is small, admission is selective, and all students are full-time.  All students admitted are given the financial support to enable them to focus on their studies and research – up to five yeas with sufficient progress.

Students in the Public Policy PhD program take core courses on policy theory, quantitative and qualitative methodology, and research design.  They then specialize in one of three concentrations: Sustainability and Resilience , Urban and Regional Policy , and Health Care Policy and Management .  Students work with faculty advisors to tailor a pan of study within their field of concentration from graduate courses offered by the various schools and colleges throughout Northeastern University.

  • Bi-weekly “brown bag” lunches with faculty and invited guests on selected theoretical and policy issues.
  • Teaching and research assistantships designed to sharpen student pedagogical and analytical skills.
  • A summer research residency aligned with a student’s concentration area with Boston-area public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Students engage in a number of different experiential activities:

  • Research  — Students collaborate with faculty on groundbreaking, use-inspired research in class and in our research centers— The Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy , the  Resilient Cities Lab ,  The Social Impact Lab , and the  Boston Area Research Initiative .
  • Field Work — Our doctoral students gain real-world experience conducting field work and working with faculty on cutting-edge research.
  • In-Class Case Studies — Professors integrate case studies, small group exercises, and applied projects into the classroom to add a real-world perspective to the coursework.

Our graduates pursue careers in academia and in a range of public, nonprofit, and private sector institutions:

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  • CMC Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • San Jose State University
  • Partners Healthcare
  • Department of Planning, City of Newton

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The Congressional Fellowship on Women & Public Policy is an amazing opportunity for aspiring leaders in public policy formation. The program is tailored to equip fellows with an in-depth understanding of issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WCPI, this program is the only graduate-level fellowship program on Capitol Hill that is exclusively focused on women. Apply and take the first step towards becoming a champion for women’s rights!

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The Women's Congressional Policy Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy organization. Their primary mission is to bring women policymakers together across party lines to advance issues of importance to women and their families.

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Archer Fellowship helps UTSA student pursue research in public health policy

Archer Fellowship helps UTSA student pursue research in public health policy

FEBRUARY 15, 2024 — Public administration graduate student Janet N. Ekezie has been selected for the Graduate Archer Fellowship Program. The program will take Ekezie to Washington, D.C. this summer, where she will get an in-depth look at policymaking, history and advocacy. As a current employee of the San Antonio Area Foundation, she hopes to leverage the fellowship to learn more about public health policy, particularly mental health.

“I am really interested in mental health, particularly how those from underrepresented populations pursue mental health care,” she said. “I am Nigerian American, and people from my background or similar backgrounds may have difficulty pursuing mental health care because of stigma, coupled with difficulties in our current systems of diagnosis.”

Archer Fellows like Ekezie work full-time with offices and organizations in the nation’s capital. Students may choose their internships according to their professional goals and academic interests.

“I’m really looking forward to working with other inspired Fellows motivated to affect change.”

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Janet N. Ekezie (left) currently works at the San Antonio Area Foundation.

Ekezie earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2018.

When it came time to consider where she wanted to advance her education, Ekezie chose UTSA. She wanted to be closer to her hometown and workplace.

Ekezie enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at UTSA in fall of 2023 and immediately knew it was the right fit for her. The graduate program is led by academics and practitioners who bring community-relevant research and public-sector experience to the classroom. Students learn policy implementation and how to apply theory to real-life scenarios.

“I really appreciate the organizational theory aspect and how it applies to real-world problems based in my career,” she said. “I also love the cohort that I entered in with. They are very supportive, kind, gracious and inspiring.”

In the coming months, Ekezie will take part in several interviews to determine her fellowship placement, while preparing a policy proposal in her preferred policy research area.

The Graduate Archer program is one of several hands-on learning programs offered by the UT System to help students prepare for successful careers. As part of its Classroom to Career initiative , UTSA aims to have 75% of its undergraduate students participate in some type of experiential learning by the time they graduate.

Ekezie’s fellowship will provide the practical experience that will help her distinguish herself. She is also looking forward to developing her professional and research skills through the Archer program.

“Having a diversity of experience in the group will contribute to better ideas,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to working with other inspired Fellows motivated to affect change.”

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Opportunity Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title:  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate Justice & Community Engagement

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date:  February 20, 2024

Next review date:   Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date:  Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Each applicant should identify a primary faculty mentor from the  Social Sciences  or  Humanities  Divisions at UCSC. UCSC faculty mentors in other divisions may be considered as long as the project will be rooted in the social sciences and/or humanities research.  Possible UCSC faculty mentors include those previously funded through CCCR Projects or those identified across campus . The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be mentored by CAB Executive Director, Maria Elena de la Garza, and her team. Given the close collaboration expected with CAB and the direct relevance of the project to CAB’s Community Action Plan (CAP), the fellow will spend some of their time at a designated CAB office in Watsonville. The fellow will be expected to be deeply immersed in CAB’s work and gain an understanding of the agency’s history, mission, and service delivery across programs. The fellow will also have a significant amount of time to write and publish. The exact division of time will be determined in consultation with the UCSC and CAB mentors depending on the nature of the agreed project.

Fellows will receive two full years of postdoctoral salary and benefits plus $15,000 for research and travel expenses associated with their research project. Start date is negotiable but must be before June 1, 2024.

This position requires that the postdoctoral scholar collaborate and successfully work as part of a team, take initiative to ensure project progress, demonstrate critical thinking, and contribute to the preparation of academic publications and any outputs as agreed with CAB. Fluent Spanish language skills (verbal and written) are required for this position. Demonstrated experience working with and communicating with diverse partners (e.g., faculty researchers, staff, community leaders, community members) is essential. Experience with community engaged work and social science methods, such as conducting interviews, focus groups, and/or document analysis, are also required. Candidates with a demonstrated track record of contributing to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion within their prior institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be evaluated based on the scholarly and community engaged qualifications of the applicant, the potential of the proposed project to contribute to the overlapping goals of the CRL, CCCR, and CAB, and the ability of the applicant and proposed mentor to carry out the project.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Written and verbal fluency in Spanish is required for this position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs and should be forwarded to Submit application materials as a single PDF via email to CRL Associate Director, Dr. Sikina Jinnah at  [email protected] ; please refer to the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate Justice & Community Engagement position the email subject line and refer to Position JPF01696 in all correspondence.

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  • Cover Letter: Letter that details applicant’s experiences with community-engaged work, social science research, analytic skills, and career goals. The cover letter should also reflect on the CAB’s 2023 Community Action Plan survey and explain how a fellowship that engages with CAB’s work will help them meet their goals and/or push forward climate justice (3 page maximum).
  • Curriculum Vitae: Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of publications (5 page maximum).
  • Letter of Support from a Prospective UCSC Faculty Mentor: Letter that describes their mentorship plan for you. If the faculty mentor is outside the social sciences or humanities divisions this letter must discuss how a mentor network will be created to support the fellow in social science and/or humanities research (2 page maximum).
  • List of Professional References: Provide the names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references (a maximum of five will be accepted). The committee will contact the references for applicants who are under serious consideration.

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Full consideration will be given to applications completed by  March 31, 2024.  Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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The capital of the United States is a hub of opportunity for those wishing to make a lasting social impact. Washington, D.C. is an excellent city with many government-related resources available for academics and professionals that want to intern, work, or even just attend a short seminar on public policy. Fellowship opportunities in Washington, D.C. abound for students, graduates, and working professionals from all academic backgrounds. Check out these 32 unique fellowships in public policy in Washington, D.C. and be sure to bookmark these opportunities to your ProFellow account

American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) Fellowships

ACYPL American delegates (age 25-40) are nominated by political leaders and ACYPL alumni to participate in global exchanges based on their current political and professional positions and potential for future leadership. Throughout the year, the ACYPL contacts nominees to invite them to participate in upcoming international exchanges. 7-10 individuals are selected for each American delegation and are notified 4-8 weeks prior to departure. Selected delegates are asked to pay only for travel to Washington, D.C. for a day of pre-departure briefings and for travel back home from the U.S. All travel, hotels, and food costs are covered by ACYPL.

AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship

The AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship (GRAF) offers medical students a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the intersection of organized medicine and the federal government as it relates to advocacy and policy-making. One Fellow is selected each spring to work in Washington, D.C., as a full-time, paid member of the AMA’s federal advocacy team for one year.

APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government

The APHA Public Health Fellowship seeks candidates with strong public health credentials who wish to spend one year in Washington, D.C. working in a Congressional office on legislative and policy issues such as health, the environment or other public health concerns. Fellows have the opportunity to see firsthand how public policy impacts public health and to offer their public health expertise to policymakers. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or a doctorate in public health or related discipline.

APS Congressional Science Fellowships

It is the aim of the APS to provide a public service by making available individuals with scientific knowledge and skills to Members of Congress, few of whom have a technical background. Fellowships are for one year, usually running September through August. Qualifications include a PhD in physics or a closely related field, a strong interest in science and technology policy, and, preferably, some experience in applying scientific knowledge toward the solution of societal problems.

Asian Pacific American American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Fellowship

The APAICS Fellowship program is a 9-month, full-time legislative and public policy fellowship in Washington, D.C. that provides exceptional graduates and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as full-time staff members of a congressional office. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree and demonstrated leadership and understanding of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues. Fellows receive a salary, benefits, and complimentary roundtrip airfare. Areas of focus are General Fellowship, Education & Labor, and Financial Services.

Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP)

The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master’s degree programs who are interested in public service to work for the city of Washington, D.C. Selected Fellows are appointed for 18 months during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies within the government operations, health and human services, public safety and justice, planning and economic development or education clusters. Fellows receive an initial salary of $50,000 and must have U.S. Citizen or Legal Non-Citizen Resident status.

Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program

The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (CAAFP) is intended for young professionals from Central Asia and Azerbaijan who want to enhance their research and analytical skills and seek to become public policy leaders in their respective countries. Fellows will spend 5 months in residence at the GW Elliott School and/or SIPRI North America. They are offered a series of tailor-made programs and introduced to U.S. policy and expert communities in both Washington, D.C. and New York. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $3,000 and travel expenses. Applicants must be between 25 and 40 years old.

CFR Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program offers young scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a year at the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York City or Washington, D.C., conducting policy-relevant research. Fellows will lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy-relevant document. Approximately 3 fellowships are awarded each year and include stipends of $100,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $75,000 for post-doctoral; and $50,000 for pre-doctoral fellows.

CHLI Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program

The CHLI Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program is an opportunity for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and Puerto Rico to spend one semester (12-15 weeks) working with Congress and other respected corporations in Washington, D.C. while earning academic credit hours. Fellows work on project-based programs that provide hands-on experience working in public policy .  The fellowship provides round-trip airfare, lodging, books and research expenses, a monthly transportation stipend, and a $2,000 living stipend. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

CHCI Graduate Fellowship

The CHCI Graduate Fellowship seeks to enhance participants’ leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals. The nine-month paid fellowship program offers exceptional Latinos (who have earned at least a master’s degree within three years of the program start date) with unparalleled hands-on experience in a Congressional office or committee. Topic areas include Higher Education, Secondary Education, Health, Housing, Law, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Fellows receive a salary, benefits and roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship

The CHCI Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) seeks to enhance participants’ leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and ultimately produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals in public policy areas. The fellowship offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor’s degree within two years of the program start date, a paid, nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. Fellows gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice.

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

The Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women.  Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in Congressional offices. The fellowships are extended to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited institution in the United States or who have completed such a program within the past 18 months. Fellows receive a bi-weekly stipend and funding for health insurance.

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship

The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a 12-month postgraduate experience in Washington, D.C. The first portion of the Fellowship is a planned rotation of at least three months during which the Fellows will visit various centers of current health policy development at the national and state level. During the final months, the Fellows will pursue a full-time placement with the guidance of the Winston Board of Directors, which is comprised of key policymakers from the private and public sectors. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses and is open to recent master’s or doctoral degree graduates of any school or program housed in a college or university that is a member of the AUPHA.

Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship

This fellowship offers outstanding opportunities for students to learn about high-tech public policy issues with hands-on experience in Washington, D.C. The Fellowship has two components: a full-time 8-week public policy internship with a high-tech company, firm or trade association, and weekly issues seminar lunches hosted by Tisdale sponsors. The Fellowship offers a $5,000 grant to students who are accepted. Open to students from any college and university (including international students) in their junior or senior year or enrolled in a graduate program.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (SunShot Initiative Fellowships)

EERE STP Fellowships are two-year opportunities for recent graduates and experienced scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. There are three levels of Fellowships: Junior Fellows (Bachelor’s), Fellows (Masters or PhD) and Senior Fellows (Masters or PhD). Fellows receive a salary starting at $47,684, $58,000, and $76,378 respectively, health benefits, travel assistance, and relocation allowance. SunShot applications are reviewed (and offers are made) twice per year with rolling application deadlines of January 15th and June 15th.

Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

The program is open to professionals from diverse disciplines (including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings), at all career stages, with a demonstrated commitment to health and aging issues and a desire to be involved in health policy at the federal, state or local levels. The program offers two tracks: a residential program (up to $120K), which is a 9-12 month placement in Washington, D.C. or at a state agency as a either a legislative assistant in Congress or professional staff in an executive agency or policy organization; and a non-residential program (up to $30K), which includes a health policy project.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend 6-9 months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Application deadlines in October and January.

Hertog Advanced Institutes

The Hertog Advanced Institutes offer exceptional students and professionals, from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds, an opportunity to engage in the serious discussion of a topic in public policy or political theory with established experts in the field. The two-week-long seminars take place in Washington, D.C. and New York City during the spring and summer. Institute participants are eligible to receive a stipend to cover travel and lodging. Applicants may include those pursuing study or careers in public policy ,  including national security and economics, academia, journalism, law, business, and military.  International applicants proficient in English are welcome to apply.

Hertog Political Studies Program

Hertog Fellows study classic texts in political thought and some of the seminal documents of American politics with an outstanding faculty. In addition, students study selected public policy issues with some of the individuals who helped formulate and implement those policies. Fellows participate in a seven-week summer program in Washington, D.C. and receive housing, some meals, and a stipend. Undergraduates and recent graduates (2016 and 2017) are eligible. Priority deadline is December 5.

IEEE-USA Engineering & Diplomacy Fellowship

This fellowship offers an opportunity for the science, technology and engineering community to provide technical expertise to the U.S. State Department, and help raise awareness of the value of your input while you learn about and contribute to the foreign policy process. Fellows receive a stipend of $65-75,000, depending on education level and experience, plus $5,000 for travel and relocation expenses. IEEE-USA fellows serve a one-year fellowship starting in September.

International Leadership Foundation (ILF) Civic Fellowship Program

The ILF Civic Fellowship Program is the nation’s top Asian Pacific American leadership development program in Washington, D.C. Each year, approximately 30 outstanding college students are inducted into the summer-long Fellowship Program and participate in a supervised training curriculum. These students are subsequently placed in an 8-week public service internship (in a federal agency, non-profit or non-governmental organization or a congressional office) and are enrolled in educational seminars. Students must be U.S. citizens to apply. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,000.

James Smithson Fellowship Program

The James Smithson Fellowship Program is a 1-year opportunity for post-doctoral students and scholars in the fields of science, humanities and the arts, interested in gaining a better understanding of the interplay between research and public policy and discourse. Fellows are immersed with Smithsonian researchers and relevant collections and receive hands-on experience exploring relationships between research and public policy through interaction with Smithsonian and policy leaders in Washington, D.C. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and have received their doctorate within 5 years. Fellows receive a stipend of $53,000.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship. Up to $56,500 is provided to each Fellow.

Meridian Institute Fellowship

The Meridian Institute Fellowship Program offers a two-year fellowship for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors. Fellows will provide research, writing, and other types of support for projects focused on natural resources, agriculture policy, and ocean and coastal policy, among other topics. Fellows will be based in either Dillon, CO or Washington, D.C. offices.

RWJ Health Policy Fellows

The Health Policy Fellows program is a residential fellowship experience in Washington, D.C. for mid-career professionals, which prepares individuals to influence the future of healthcare and accelerate their own career development. Fellows actively participate in the formulation of national health policies in congressional offices and accelerate their careers as leaders in health policy. Up to six fellows will be selected for the program. Fellows are able to continue their health policy activities for up to 12 months after the Washington placement period.

State Policy Fellowship Program

State Policy Fellows spend two years with an influential state-based policy organization or with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C. Fellows research and write analyses on current policy issues; brief policymakers, journalists, and others on these issues; and serve as a resource for advocates and community groups. Candidates must have received a graduate degree in public policy ,  public affairs, economics, social work, public health, or a related field within the past year. Fellows receive a salary (approximately $45,000-$50,000) and benefits.

Urban Leaders Fellowship

The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a 7-week paid summer fellowship for early- to mid-career professionals who are already leaders in their own right and are looking to accelerate their leadership through fellowship with a focus on policy and practice. Fellows work half-time on high-level policy projects with an elected official and half-time alongside partner organizations in cities across the country including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, and Washington, D.C. Fellows receive a base stipend of $2,500.

U.S. PIRG Fellowship

U.S. PIRG Fellows work on big problems: whether it’s stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, checking the influence of billionaires and Super PACs over our elections, giving consumers the right to know if GMOs are in their food, passing new recycling laws, or promoting smart transportation options for a 21st century economy. Fellows learn how to become an experienced organizer and advocate for the public interest. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG. Fellows receive a salary of $26,000 in the first year and competitive benefits package for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship

Fellowships are available for VFW members who are currently enrolled at a college or university with an active SVA chapter and pursuing a degree in political science, government, communications, history, law or a related field. Fellows will be flown to Washington, D.C. to participate in the VFW National Legislative Conference with the opportunity to advocate alongside VFW staff and represent their states. This is an opportunity to share issues facing today’s student veterans alongside mentors from the VFW National Legislative Committee. The conference opens many doors for fellows and all expenses for attending the conference are covered by the fellowship.

Victory Congressional Fellowship

The Victory Congressional Fellowship brings one outstanding LGBT young professional to Washington, D.C. for an intensive leadership program. The program includes a year-long fellowship in the office of a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus supporting the Executive Director of the LGBT Equality Caucus and an educational and leadership development program to learn about the legislative process and careers in policy-making. Benefits include a monthly living stipend totaling $30,000 over one year, healthcare reimbursement and airfare.

Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers. Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women’s issues in Washington, D.C. with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities organized by WLPPFP. The program offers both one-year and two-year fellowship opportunities. Men and women can apply. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $41,000.

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Fully funded phd programs in public policy 2024.

Are you holding Master’s degree in Public Policy and looking for fully funded PhD positions in Public Policy? Multiple Universities invite online application for multiple fully funded PhD Programs / fully funded PhD positions in Public Policy.

Candidates interested in fully funded PhD positions can check the details and may apply as soon as possible. Interested and eligible applicants may submit their online application for PhD programs via the University’s Online Application Portal. 

1. Fully Funded PhD in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University

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In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College provides a fully funded PhD in Public Policy and Management. In an increasingly linked world, the program equips students to apply a rigorous scientific approach to social, organizational, economic, and managerial problems.

The financial aid program is intended to offer students with the financial assistance they need to complete the PhD program successfully. If a PhD candidate is in good standing, they will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the duration of their program. For the first academic year, the student will receive a stipend of $27,000 (no job required).

Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2024

2. fully funded phd in public policy at duke university.

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, provides a PhD in Public Policy that is fully funded. Duke’s PhD in Public Policy is unique in that it is fully interdisciplinary. The program provides a unique combination of depth in a discipline such as Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as the opportunity to focus on a specific policy issue such as social policy, global policy, health policy, or environmental policy.

They have committed to completely funding Public Policy PhD students for the next five years through a combination of scholarships, fellowships, research or teaching assistantships, and stipends, as long as students make adequate progress in the program.

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3. Fully Funded PhD in Public Policy at Georgia State University

Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, offers a fully funded PhD in public policy program. The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology collaborate to offer a combined PhD program in public policy. For at least three years, the Andrew Young School has been able to fund nearly all full-time students.

Assistantships often include full tuition waivers as well as $18,000 annual stipends. Each year, three new PhD candidates are awarded Andrew Young or AYSPS Dean’s Scholar Fellowships, which grant an additional $6,000 per year.

4. Fully Funded PhD in Policy Analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School

The Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, California, provides a fully funded PhD in policy analysis. The Pardee RAND Graduate School is a highly selective, multidisciplinary graduate program that focuses on policy analysis and how it might affect our world. Students pursuing a Ph.D. must complete difficult program requirements such as policy analysis, economics, quantitative and qualitative analysis, social and behavioral sciences, technology and society, and ethics.

All of our Ph.D. students receive a mix of grants and scholarships that cover tuition, include a living stipend, and allow them to finish debt-free.

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Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, offers a fully funded PhD in Public Policy program. OSU provides a PhD in Public Policy to graduate students interested in the research and practice of policy as it applies to challenges important to Oregonians and the world, drawing on the university’s historic strengths as well as new trademark areas. Ph.D. students can choose from one of seven concentrations.

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“Learning What Works in Populations for Public Health and Public Policy: The Role of Careful Study Design, Statistics, and Statisticians”

Sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science with funds from the Russell E. Marker Lecture Endowment

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Elizabeth A. Stuart is the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Chair and Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management.

A statistician by training, her research interests are in design and analysis approaches for estimating causal effects in experimental and nonexperimental studies, including questions around the external validity of randomized trials and the internal validity of nonexperimental studies. Her recent interests include combining data sources to assess treatment effect heterogeneity and methods for evidence synthesis. She has extensive experience with the application of causal inference methods in education, the social sciences, and public health, particularly mental health, substance use, and state policy evaluation. 

She has received research funding for her work from the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health, and she has served on advisory panels for the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She has received the mid-career award from the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, the Gertrude Cox Award for applied statistics, Harvard University’s Myrto Lefkopoulou Award for excellence in biostatistics, and the Society for Epidemiologic Research’s Marshall Joffe Epidemiologic Methods Research Award.

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Many policy and practice questions involve wanting to know about the causal effects of interventions or risk factors in populations. However, while rigorous designs such as randomized controlled trials provide unbiased effect estimates for the sample at hand, they do not necessarily inform about effects in a target population of interest—they provide internal validity but not necessarily external validity. While there has been increasing discussion of this limitation of traditional trials, and increasing evidence that the participants in trials often differ from those in target populations, relatively little statistical work has been done developing methods to assess or enhance the ability of randomized trials to inform decision-making in specific populations. This talk will provide a framework for thinking about internal and external validity in the context of population treatment effects, and it will provide an overview of study designs and statistical methods for estimating population effects. Methods discussed will include interrupted time series approaches, methods for generalizing trial results to populations, and propensity score methods in large-scale data sources. The talk will also discuss the role of statisticians in developing and applying these methods, the importance of study design, and open methodological questions that remain. Examples will come from public health and public policy, including topics such as gun policy, suicide prevention, and opioids.

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Established in 2018, the SAGF scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding graduate students seeking a doctoral degree in each of the college's seven departments and who are interested in the advancement of women and gender-diverse individuals in the sciences and related fields. The SAGF scholarships recognize women and gender-diverse individuals — both underrepresented groups in the sciences and mathematics — who have a record of significant professional achievements in their field and who are role models for the students in the college. Each scholarship is named in honor of an outstanding woman scientist or mathematician who not only made groundbreaking discoveries but also blazed the trail for others who have followed in their footsteps. The program fellows host two distinguished lectures a year to honor the women scientists for whom the scholarships are named.

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The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service is teaming up with the Washington Office of the Secretary of State to host a panel discussion tomorrow in Olympia.

The panel discussion’s focus is election integrity, with speakers discussing measuring being taken to reassure voters of the integrity and security of the electoral process.

Speakers will include Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, Liz Howard, deputy director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program , and John Keller, principal deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section .

The event is slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. inside the ABC conference room of the John A. Cherberg Building with the Capitol Complex. The event is the latest in a long running series of discussions on politics and governance hosted by the two organizations. 

In November, the Foley Institute launched its election integrity initiative, joining more than three dozen nonpartisan political institutions nationwide in the civic education endeavor ahead of the 2024 election cycle.  As part of that initiative, the center hosted former Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman for a discussion on election security in January. The center is committed to being a resource for election information , with more information available on its website.

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