Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program (USAID)
Type: Tuition and/or Expenses,Internship and/or Research Support
Description: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times - poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism - the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements.
Award Amount:Up to $48,000/year ($22,000 in tuition support, $16,000 in living expenses, $10,000 for internships). Payne Fellows admitted to SIA will have their Fellowship supplemented up to the level of the full cost of tuition and estimated living expenses.