Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Degree Level: Post UG, or Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

GPA Cutoff: 3.2

Special Consideration: Extreme financial need, or Underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or Female

Location: United States, or International

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: January. Please check website below for the specific date.

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. 

Visit the Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program site. 

Award Details

Amount: $20,000 per year toward graduate school tuition and fees; a $15,000 stipend per year for room, board, books, and other educational expenses; and a $10,000 stipend for housing, transportation, and expenses relating to internships

Duration: Two years

Fields of Study: Students should be planning to pursue a graduate degree in international affairs or a related field.