US Citizens: Post Graduate Fellowships for Recent Grads

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

Deadline: February 

Type: Post-graduation Professional Fellowship 

Description: The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women. 

Website: https://iwpr.org/about/employment-and-internships/fellowships/

Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowship

Deadline: March 

Type: Post-graduation Professional Fellowship 

Description: The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) identifies and cultivates rare potential by immersing promising young professionals in the study of a country, region, or globally important issue, positioning them to become leaders in their fields. Through a unique two-year immersion program crafted over 90 years, the ICWA has transformed the lives and careers of emerging writers, academics, attorneys and diplomats, as well as experts from the fields of finance, policy and social activism. 

Website: https://www.icwa.org/ 

Brookings Institution - David M. Rubenstein Fellowship

Deadline: May 

Type: Post-graduation Professional Fellowship 

Description: The Rubenstein Fellowships are aimed at outstanding early- to mid-career scholars and policy experts with a diverse array of backgrounds, experience, and scholarship expertise. Beginning in 2017, Brookings will award up to 10 Rubenstein Fellowships every two years, with each fellow appointed for a two-year period in one of the Institution’s five research programs (Economic Studies, Governance Studies, Foreign Policy Studies, Metropolitan Studies, and Global Economy and Development Studies), or for a joint appointment across programs. Rubenstein Fellows will have the opportunity to enhance the policy impact of their ideas and academic achievements by working with Brookings’s network of scholars and experts, relying on the Institution’s abilities to develop and promote research to the policy community and the wider public. 

Website: https://www.brookings.edu/david-m-rubenstein-fellowship-program/

Human Rights Watch - Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship

Deadline: October 

Type: Post-graduation Professional Fellowship, Travel Costs 

Description: Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship is a one-year fellowship open to any candidate, from any institution, domestic or foreign. Most fellows are based in the New York office of Human Rights Watch. However, when applying for a fellowship, an applicant should be prepared to live in New York City, Washington, D.C., or another location. Placement depends on which Human Rights Watch division or program a fellow is assigned to. 

Website: https://www.hrw.org/news/2014/08/08/2015-2016-fellowships-international-human-rights 

Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship

Deadline: February 

Type: Post-graduation Professional Fellowship 

Description: The Atlantic Council launched the Millennium Fellowship to connect and empower rising leaders who will shape the twenty-first century. Through this unique two-year program, fellows join a network of outstanding peers from around the world, have unparalleled opportunities to meet world leaders and senior experts at flagship Atlantic Council events, learn in a hands-on environment through Master Class sessions and study tours, and lead the debate on key global issues. The program is a central pillar of the Council’s mission to promote constructive leadership and build enduring relationships capable of addressing shared global challenges. The fellowship focuses on how a rising generation of leaders around the world can renew a values-based social compact at the beginning of a Millennium marked by dramatic change and upheaval. Fellows share a common belief in the power of constructive international engagement, democracy, human rights, vibrant civil society, trade and economic development, and sustainability as catalysts for good, while bringing a range of policy views from across the political spectrum to discussions on how to protect and strengthen these values. In this regard, the fellowship seeks to combat isolationism as well as visions for globalization not anchored in these values. The Council is recruiting exceptional rising leaders thirty-five years old and under from around the world. Fellows will come from a wide range of backgrounds including policy experts, journalists, elected officials, military personnel, academics, entrepreneurs, executives, community and cultural leaders, and senior government officials. Above all, they will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, character to inspire and lead, positive vision, and passion for shaping the world to the fellowship. 

Website: http://www.millenniumfellowship.org/about-the-fellowship/