For the 2019 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship program, the application deadline is September 20, 2018 (about four months earlier than prior years).

The Pickering Fellowship provides considerable support for graduate school and professional development for individuals interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the Department of State. It encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. They are also interested in attracting more applicants who may be interested in the management and consular career tracks in the Foreign Service.

The new Pickering website is: