The Global Leaders Fellowship 2017- George Washington University, USA

The Global Leaders Fellowship 2017- George Washington University, USA

Deadline: February 5, 2017

George Washington University invites applications for the 2017 Global Leaders Fellowship . The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master’s and doctoral) at the George Washington University who will return to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at the GWU.

The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries. Three Global Leaders Fellowships, which will cover up to 18 credit hours will be awarded for 2017-18.


  • The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support.
  • A Fellowship is renewable each year for a cumulative maximum of three years for Master’s candidates and up to five years for doctoral candidates. A grantee must submit renewal materials for the Fellowship each year; renewal is contingent upon the grantee’s grades (GPA of 3.0 or better). The Fellowship is valid for one degree only. Fellowships apply to the fall and spring semesters. Awards for the summer sessions are by petition only and subject to available funding.


  • This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country.
  • Current GW graduate students are not eligible for this fellowship.
  • Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa (J-1 visa is eligible for Fulbright applicants only. Note that other visa types are not eligible.) and who are from the following countries or regions (chosen based on protocol arrangements and areas of the world underrepresented at GW) are eligible to apply.
    • China (PRC)
    • Cambodia
    • Eastern Europe
    • Laos
    • Latin America
    • The Caribbean
    • Mongolia
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • U.S.S.R. Successor States
    • Vietnam
  • Graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from Foggy Bottom on campus programs in the following schools are eligible:
    • College of Professional Studies
    • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
    • Elliott School of International Affairs
    • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
    • School of Business (Executive Education program is not eligible)
    • School of Engineering and Applied Science

How to Apply

Applicants must apply via the online submissions portal. Please read application instructions here.

For more information, visit GWU Global Leaders Fellowship