Announcing the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is excited to announce that the 2019-2020 competition for the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is now open. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for early- and mid-career professionals and practitioners to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution.

Fulbright Public Policy Fellows build their public policy knowledge, skills, and experience while providing American public policy expertise to support partner country institutions. Fellows promote long-term ties between the United States and partner countries through this flexible and innovative component of the Fulbright Program.

"[The Fellowship] gave me on-the-ground experience and credentials in a critical region and sector at a critical moment; now I’m involved in discussions guiding U.S. policy in my field,” says Fellowship alumna Nina Jankowicz.

2019-2020 Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships are available in:

  • Burma
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Peru
  • Ukraine

Find out more about the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship by joining our webinar on May 7 at 3:30 PM ET or visiting the online Catalog of Awards. For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines, and review criteria, please visit our website. The deadline to apply to the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is October 1, 2018.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and other professionals—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.  The Fulbright Program is funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, and it is managed, coordinated, and overseen by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in more than 160 countries and the United States also provide direct and indirect support.