Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships are available in: Burma, Cote d'Ivoire, Peru, Ukraine.
US Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate placements in a host country ministry or institution in a variety of public policy areas.
All qualified applicants with skills applicable to public policy in any field are eligible and encouraged to apply. Preferred fields of interest and/or potential ministry hosts, along with language requirements, for each country are:
Potential Host Ministries/Focus Areas: Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Communities, Ministry of Social Inclusion, and the Mesa de Concertación de Lucha contra la Pobreza (a multiparty group that works on policies to fight poverty).
Language: Advanced (superior) Spanish is required.
Fields: Economics, Infrastructure, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Education, Environmental Science, Communications, Political Science, Agriculture, Economic Development, Energy, Environmental Policy, Public Finance, Women's Issues
Language: Fulbright Public Policy Fellows for Burma do not need Myanmar language proficiency skills, though they are helpful. Fellows communicating in English are strongly encouraged to use simple, clear English spoken slowly with counterparts until their facility with English is clear.
Fields: Education and STEM; Economic Diplomacy; Security Sector Reform; Transparency and good government/anti-corruption; Agronomics and Cocoa sector; Child labor and child protection
Potential Host Ministries: Ministry of National Education et Technical Education; Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Ministry of Youth, Youth Employment and Civic Service; Ministry of Salubrity, Environment, and Sustainable Development; Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Women, Children Protection and Solidarity; Office of the President; Office of the Vice President; Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Language: French proficiency is required.
Potential Host Ministries/Focus Areas:
Ministry of Education on quality control, academic integrity and student mobility
Ministry of Health on strategic communications regarding reforms in the health sector
Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs in Ukraine
Proposals are also encouraged in areas of strategic communications and countering disinformation
Language: Level of Ukrainian depends on ministry. Preferred: basic level of Ukrainian or Russian language skills for some specific ministries; others work in English on a regular basis.
Fellows will work with ministry officials as technical specialists where they will assist by immersing themselves in ongoing assignments and new initiatives, at the direction and under the supervision of host government officials, related to their sector and contribute to public policy-related projects that benefit the host country.
Fellows will undertake a self-directed, independent research project related to their area of expertise. This project should focus on a public policy issue that is beneficial for the host country and the Fellow.
Fellows will be hosted by their relevant ministry and spend approximately 80% of their time carrying out ministry directed projects. Approximately 20% of their time will be dedicated to their independent research project. Fellows must work with their ministry supervisors, in coordination with their US Embassy/Fulbright Commission contact, to agree upon a schedule to carry out the required time commitment. The schedule will be determined on an individualized basis and will take different forms depending on the country and responsibilities in the placement.