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Deadline: November 4, 2022 00:00 CET| Register here
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2023 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2023, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
Location: the United States

Payne Fellowship Program 2023

Payne Fellowship Program covers study expenses for students pursuing their graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as development, economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration foreign languages, agriculture, environmental sciences, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.

If you are applying to study one of the above at U.S. universities, apply for the Payne Program. Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The Payne Fellowship Program awards up to fifteen fellowships valued at up to $52,000 annually for a two-year program

  • The award includes up to $24,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution;
  • an $18,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses;
  • and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer placements.

At the conclusion of two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.

Summer placements

Payne Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working on international issues in Washington, DC, will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study.

The second will be an overseas internship in a USAID Mission that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study. The program will provide stipends, housing, and transportation.

Each Fellow will receive mentoring throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at USAID.

Interested in attending the Payne Fellowship Program 2023? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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