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Call for The University of Pittsburgh H.J. Heinz Fellowship 2024 is open now!!! 

The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center awards H.J. Heinz fellowships 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.

The University of Pittsburgh is focused on the impact and the relentless pursuit of change, for good. The University of Pittsburgh is a top-ranked, public institution in Pennsylvania and a member of the Association of American Universities of leading research universities. With their discoveries, they are recognized as one of the most innovative universities in the world. They invent the paths of the future and forge ahead.

The University’s mission is to:

  • provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit to the citizens of Pennsylvania;
  • offer superior graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader needs of the nation and the world; 
  • engage in research, artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension of the frontiers of knowledge and creative endeavor;
  • cooperate with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology, and health care
  • offer continuing education programs adapted to the personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs of adult Pennsylvanians; an
  • make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Location:

United States

Benefits

  • 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 strongly 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. 
  • Acceptance of the grant by the candidate constitutes an agreement between the grantee and the University. 
  • It is expected that, barring unforeseen emergencies, grantees will remain for the full tenure of the award. 
  • A grantee who leaves the U.S. or terminates the grant at a date earlier than that specified in the grant authorization, without consent of the University, will be required to reimburse the University for any expenditures made by the University on the grantee’s behalf. 
  • 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 upon return to their home country. 
  • These reports are subsequently distributed to program officials at the University of Pittsburgh and to representatives at the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation. 
  • These reports will also be used as references for incoming Fellowship recipients. 
  • Upon acceptance of their final report, Fellows will receive a Heinz Program certificate from the UCIS. 
  • The Fellowship is a one-to-two year position. It covers support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly installments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund.

Eligibilities

Candidates applying must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have been accepted to a Master’s program (beginning the academic year for which they seek the Heinz Fellowship) 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.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate university degree.
  • Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Preference will be given to applicants at the early or mid-stages of their career.
  • The Fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner and policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals or medical research.
Eligible Regions: Developing countries.

Application Process

  • Candidates must indicate that they would like to be considered for the Heinz Fellows Program when submitting their Master’s program application. 
  • Candidates should please contact the professional school they applied to after receipt of their acceptance if they are interested in applying for the Fellowship. 
  • For more information contact Veronica Dristas.
  • Application Timeline
    • Master’s program application deadline: Candidates should check the deadline for the school and academic year they intend to apply to.
    • May: Winner notified
    • August 1: Fellowship year begins
    • June 30: Fellowship year ends.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 (15 Days Remaining)

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