Dean Gates will be available for conversations and fellowship feedback July 12-Aug 3. For meetings (phone, Skype, in-person), sign up on the online calendar at go/fellowships . If there are no times or no times that work for you, follow the instructions online and contact to arrange a time. Do not email Dean Gates directly as she will be traveling and not checking email regularly outside of that window. Colleen Norden will be able to respond to you if you email .

If you are applying for a Watson and/or Fulbright, you should have received some general advice already via email. And if you submitted a preliminary application by 6/19/18, you should have received comments on your proposal. The general advice documents for Fulbright and Watson will also be available on the fellowships website (go/fellowships) in the relevant fellowship section.

Enjoy the summer and keep working on your proposals!

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program at!   Application Deadline: Sept. 17, 2018

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

Program Benefits

  • An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late spring 2019.
  • Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2019 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2020.
  • Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2019 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application

About the U.S. Foreign Service

Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.

Contact with questions!

For those exploring Fulbright, some useful info for you!

Upcoming Applicant Webinars:

  • Study/Research Q&A, June 26, noon ET
  • Arts Q&A, June 27, 2pm ET
  • ETA Q&A, June 27, noon ET
  • General Q&A, July 11, 6pm ET
  • ETA Essays & Application Components, July 24, 6pm ET
  • Arts Portfolio & Application Components, July 25, 2pm ET
  • Study/Research Essay & Application Components, July 25, 6pm ET
  • Study/Research Polishing Application, August 15, noon ET
  • Arts Polishing Application, August 22, 2pm ET
  • ETA Polishing Application, August 22, noon ET
  • Study/Research Last-Minute Questions, September 10th noon ET
  • ETA Last-Minute Questions, September 12, noon ET
  • Arts Last-Minute Questions, September 14, noon ET

*NEW* Graduated Degree Opportunities Chart —Fulbright how has a chart listing countries that allow applicants to undertake graduate degree enrollment as their primary Fulbright activity.  

Interested in ETA positions that don’t require knowledge of a host-country language? Here’s a new one!

*NEW* ETA Program in Timor-Leste (2): Grantees will be placed at either a high school or university setting and work with English teachers to provide conversational English and/or integrate English language courses.  A brief description of preference can be highlighted in the statement of purpose.  University placement will be in the capital of Dili, Timor-Leste.  High school placement may be in Dili or in a rural setting.  Grantees will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, and American cultural topics.

Schools in Timor-Leste are very crowded and lack conveniences such as air conditioning, hot water, gyms, and Western food. All ETAs will have access to internet connectivity. Candidates must be willing to adapt to local living conditions.

Approximately 30 hours per week will be spent in the classroom assisting English teachers and leading English activities. An additional 5-10 hours will be devoted to participating in or leading school-related activities, clubs, teams, etc. Applications should highlight the applicant’s talents/experience in coaching sports, music, theatre, art, and other skills that could be useful for engaging students both in and out of the classroom.

Foreign Language Proficiency: Not required

Congratulations Monica for receiving a Boren Scholarship! See Communications story.

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Congratulations to the eleven Fulbright recipients for the coming year! See Communications article.

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