International Development Fellowship Opportunity

Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:10:56 -0400
Subject: Announcing the New Payne International Development Fellowship

The following details graduate fellowship opportunity in Interantional Development.
Subject: Announcing the New Payne International Development Fellowship

Dear Colleagues, I wanted to share with you information about a new international development graduate fellowship being funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote excellence and diversity in the USAID Foreign Service.  The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.   At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials for the program are available at  The application deadline is January 23, 2013.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University. The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship ProgramDr. Harold A. Scott, Interim Director Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs CenterHoward 806-4367; 877-633-0002  Patricia Hanigan ScroggsDirector, Rangel ProgramHoward To view the NAFA [SCHLRSHP] listserv archives or to unsubscribe from the listserv, click on (or type)

Mary Durfee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Government
Social Sciences Dept.
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Michigan Tech
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