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Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Campus Deadline Disciplines Purpose Open To Eligibility Endorsement Required
September 21 Studies relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, management, and science policy. Funding for first and second years graduate study Seniors U.S. citizen No

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the The Washington Center for Academic Internships. The fellowship award includes funding toward tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study. Reimbursement for books and some travel may be paid, pending availability of funds. Fellows must commit to pursuing a graduate degree at one of the graduate schools participating in the program, in fields such as international studies, international affairs, public policy, administration, economics, political science, or foreign languages. Participating graduate schools, full-member APSIA schools, provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

Support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school will be provided for:

  • Tuition costs (first priority)
  • Room and board
  • Books
  • Mandatory Fees
  • One round trip ticket between Fellow’s residence and his/her academic institutions

For more information, visit the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program website.

For a complete list of all awardees, including Honorable Mentions and Finalists, see All Awardees.
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