Deadline: Varies (Before May 2017)
University of Pittburgh will offer the Heinz Fellowships for the 2017-18 Academic year. Heinz Fellowships are granted to individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors. The goal is to improve, early in a career, a Fellow’s capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the U.S. The Fellowship has been restructured beginning with the 2012-13 academic year to align with specific Master’s programs of Pitt professional schools.
University of Pittsburgh professional schools with potential Heinz support include the
- Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH),
- the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA),
- the School of Law, and
- the School of Nursing.
The competition for a Heinz Fellowship is open to men and women from developing countries whose record of accomplishment early in their career indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in business, government, public services, or other relevant professions.
- Applicants must have been accepted to a Master’s program beginning the academic year for which they seek the Heinz Fellowship by the GSPH, the GSPIA or the School of Nursing.
- Applicants must have completed a university degree.
- Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.
- Preference will be given to those applicants at the early or mid-stages of their career.
- The Fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner and policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals or medical research.
Fellows will receive one to two years of support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly installments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund. Please note that if the Fellow comes from a country that does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., the Fellow must pay U.S. taxes amounting to 14% of the stipend. No transportation costs, living or other allowances, services or insurance funds are provided for dependents, whether or not they accompany the Fellow.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for the Fellowship
- Apply to the graduate program at University of Pittsburgh: Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the School of Law, and the School of Nursing.
- After receipt of your acceptance, please contact the professional school you applied to University of Pittsburgh professional schools with potential Heinz indicating your interest in the Heinz Fellowship program.
- Master’s program application deadline: Please check the deadline for the school and academic year you intend to apply.
- May 2017: Winner notified
- May 2017: Winners announced on Web site
- August 1, 2017: Fellowship year begins
- July 31, 2018: Fellowship year ends
For more information, visit the Heinz Fellowship.