Heinz Fellowship for Developing Countries

The Fellowship provides for one year of practical, professional, and non-degree educational experiences through the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

For this round, Heinz Fellowships will be granted to two individuals from developing countries that demonstrate potential as future leaders in the government, non-profit, or private sectors.

The goal is to improve, early in a career, the Fellows' capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the United States.

Fellows will receive a living stipend of $18,000 (paid in monthly installments), mandatory health insurance, round-trip transportation to and from Pittsburgh, and a $2,000 program and professional activities fund.

This is non-degree program.


The Heinz Fellowship competition is open to men and women from developing countries who are early in their careers and whose record of accomplishment indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in business, government, public service, or other relevant professions upon return to their home country.

1. Applicants must have completed a university degree by the application deadline.

2. Applicants must be suitably proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English, but cannot be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.

3. Preference will be given to applicants who have already demonstrated leadership potential early in their career.

4. The fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner/policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals, nor for medical research or updating. It is not a degree granting program.

5. Applicants should give evidence of current leadership in one of the following areas:

  • Sustainable Development: For example, issues of population growth, economic development, education, environmental change.
  • Governance: Including the development of the legal system, the extension and institutionalization of fundamental rights, the development of civil society, or the development of the voluntary sector.
  • Public Health: Local and national approaches towards infectious diseases, development of health services, family planning.
  • Conflict Resolution: Arms control and conflict resolution efforts at the local and regional level.

    Applications deadline: March 2

    Heinz Fellowship for Developing Countries

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