The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State will inaugurate a new Fulbright award in academic year 2012-13. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.
•Be a U.S. citizen by November 1, 2011 •Prior to the grant period, fall 2012, have a master’s with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy, or a J.D. degree OR be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Candidates who hold a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible. •Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.