Thinking about completing a graduate degree in public and international affairs in the USA, If so go ahead, apply for the PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program.
The main motive of this program is to help prepare students from all around the world to pursue graduate education, typically a master’s degree (or joint degree) in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field for the academic year 2021/2022.
A good opportunity for domestic and International participants
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The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1980. It provides detailed knowledge of world politics and prepares students for careers in law, non-governmental organizations, international business, government, journalism, and teaching and research. Today the PPIA Program is building a new organization on a long-established program model.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2020
- University or Organization: PPIA
- Department: NA
- Course Level: Graduate degree
- Award: Fully-funded
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: NA
- Nationality: Any
- The award can be taken in the USA
- Eligible Countries: Students from all around the world are eligible to apply
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: Master’s Degree program will be awarded in public policy and/or international affairs by the university
- Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria: If you are a United States citizen, legal permanent resident, or DACA recipient you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs. (International students are eligible for select JSIs – Carnegie Mellon and Princeton – and must be enrolled in a U.S. based institution.)
- Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2020 and August 2021.
- If you will have already completed a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the Junior Summer Institute, you are not eligible to apply.
- Must be committed to pursuing a Master’s Degree in public policy and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
- Must be committed to and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public services such as government, nonprofits, and humanitarian and international organizations.
- Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Junior Summer Institute Program. You must specifically demonstrate involvement in working to improve historically underserved or underrepresented communities, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Latinx, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: For receiving this award, the candidates have to enroll in a graduate degree program at the university. After being enrolled, they will be automatically considered for the grant, no separate application is required.
- Admission Requirements: Students who are selected for the Junior Summer Institute cohort will study on the campus of one of our five participating universities:
- Carnegie Mellon University – Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
- Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- University of California, Berkeley – Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy
- University of Michigan – Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
- University of Minnesota – Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- Language Requirement: It is to inform that candidates from non-native language countries are suggested to take the TOEFL or IELTS test for demonstrating the English language ability.
The program will provide full tuition fees and the following expenses:
- Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
- Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
- A stipend for incidentals not covered during your JSI (funding determined and varies by each JSI).
- University housing with most meals covered.
- Books and related course materials at your JSI.
- Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation and study resources at their discretion.
- Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
- Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.