Fellowships & Grants

Fellowships and Grants for Individuals Beginning Graduate Study


Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. For more information, please see the Pickering website here: http://www.woodrow.org/fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php


Presidential Administrative Fellowships

In 1989, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg created a program which offers The George Washington University's graduating seniors an opportunity to gain invaluable educational and professional experience. Because of President Trachtenberg's initiative, the Office of the Vice President of Student and Academic Support Services is pleased to announce the Presidential Administrative Fellows Program. The program allows selected GW seniors to obtain a masters degree while concurrently working at an administrative position within the University. In return, the Fellows are asked to contribute to the advancement of The George Washington University community through academic, professional and personal involvement. The PAF program requires a two-year commitment. In order to provide for maximum support to the Fellows, each Fellow will receive tuition and fees up to a maximum of 42 credit hours in a graduate program, stipends which assist with housing and wages for placement. The Fellowship is designed so that classroom education, professional experiences and interactions with staff and administrators complement each other to provide a beneficial learning experience in leadership and administration. For more information, please see the PAF website: http://gwired.gwu.edu/paf/.


Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U. S. Department of State. Graduating seniors and recent graduates with strong academic records are encouraged to apply. This program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. The 2004 Rangel award consists of ten fellowships of up to $27,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. For more information, please see the program website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/.

For information about other grants and fellowships that can be applied for during graduate study, please see the Graduate Fellowships & Grants section.


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