Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship

About the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship

Named in honor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship offers opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in a foreign government ministry. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows gain experience in the public sector experience while contributing to cross-cultural understanding. There is also an independent academic study or research component to the fellowship.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows serve as “special assistants” to a senior level official. The goals of the program are “to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country.”

Special Location of award, if applicable: Foreign government ministry

Eligible applicants:

– are U.S. citizens
– have a Master’s level degree (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) related to public policy prior to starting the fellowship OR be enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period (candidates who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or who will hold a Ph.D. at any time during the grant period are not eligible)
– have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in a public policy-related field
– knowledgeable about the host country’s history and culture, and proficient in its language (proficiency requirements depend on the host country)

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship application process:

Not accepting applications in the 2017/18 application cycle

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
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