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Fulbright New Zealand Harkness Fellowships for Mid-Career Professionals in USA, 2019

­The new New Zealand Harkness Fellowships is now available for mid-career professionals. This program is awarded in any field of study or vocation (excluding health care policy and practice) to study or research in the United States for between eight and twelve weeks.

The programme has four goals support emerging leaders seeking to better understand emerging disruptive change so they can help build a better public sector.

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Great opportunity to study in the USA.

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Their purpose is to enable appointed Fellows to gain first-hand knowledge and build contacts in their chosen field of endeavour that will be highly relevant to the NZ context and future NZ/US links. The Trust Board is working in partnership with the Leadership Development Centre, which is acting on behalf of the NZ Government.

  • Application Deadline: Closed


  • To be eligible, you must:
  • Be a New Zealand citizen who is currently residing in New Zealand;
  • Be an early to mid-career professional active in any part of the public sector;
  • Be a potential leader and opinion-formers in your chosen field;
  • Have an interest in learning from your experience in the US and be capable of putting to effect in NZ, relevant lessons learned.
  • Students from New Zealand are eligible to apply.
  • You could be looking at how the rise of cryptocurrencies will impact tax policies or the use of artificial intelligence to deliver better government services.


How to Apply

  • You must complete and submit the application form below by the application deadline. You must also submit all required support documents to us by the application deadline.
  • Applicants must need to submit the following documents: a CV of no more than four pages, a scan of the photo page of your passport, a letter of invitation from a potential host organisation in the US, a short statement about any previous experience in the US, a statement from your employer about your leadership experience and potential, a letter from your employer confirming their support for your participation in the programme, one-page project statement, and references from three referees (the letter from your employer can count).


The successful scholar will receive the award amount NZ$30,000.

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