Middlebury

 

Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Name of On-Campus Administrator: 
Fellowships
Applicant Class Year: 
Senior
Graduate
Minimum GPA: 
3.2
External Deadline: 
January
Time of Opportunity: 
Post-graduate
Funding Type: 
Scholarships / Fellowships
Funding Source: 
Externally-funded opportunity
International Students Eligible?: 
No – Opportunity has citizenship restrictions

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks outstanding young people interested in careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years to fund 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.