University Of Pittsburg Heinz Fellowship – Masters Students In Africa 2024/2025

The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center is proud to offer the H.J. Heinz Fellowship to students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree and demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors. Heinz Fellowships are granted to individuals who exhibit promise as future leaders in their respective fields to improve their capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the U.S. Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, the Fellowship has been restructured to align with specific Master’s programs of Pitt professional schools.


The Fellowship is a one-to-two-year position that covers a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly instalments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund. Interested applicants must have been accepted to a Master’s program in either the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the School of Law, the School of Education, or the School of Nursing. Additionally, applicants must have completed an undergraduate university degree and possess proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing English. The Fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner and policy domains and is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals, or medical research. Preference will be given to applicants at the early or mid stages of their careers.


During the residency, the Fellow is expected to give at least one presentation on a subject related to his or her professional experience to members of the University. In addition, the Fellow is encouraged to participate in community outreach activities in the region by lecturing about his or her home country to an audience of high school students or interested adults. Upon completion of the Heinz Fellowship program, Fellows are required to submit a final report describing and evaluating the full range of their activities and experiences during the Fellowship, as well as their plans for applying to the Fellowship upon return to their home country.

To apply, candidates must indicate that they would like to be considered for the Heinz Fellows Program when submitting their Master’s program application. Candidates interested in applying for the Fellowship should contact the professional school they applied to after receipt of their acceptance. For more information, please visit the University of Pittsburgh website or contact Veronica Dristas.


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