University of Pittsburgh Heinz Fellowship 2024/2025 for Master’s Students in Africa
Application Details and Criteria:
- Master’s program application deadline: Candidates should check the deadline for the school and academic year they intend to apply to.
- May: Winners notified
- August 1: Fellowship year begins
- June 30: Fellowship year ends.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa
To be taken at (country): United States
Brief description: The University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center (GSC) is presenting fellowship opportunities for individuals from developing countries showing potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors.
About the Award: Heinz Fellowships are awarded to individuals from developing countries displaying potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors. The goal is to enhance, early in a career, a Fellow’s ability to contribute to their country’s development and to deepen their understanding of the U.S. The Fellowship has been restructured beginning with the 2012-13 academic year to align with specific Master’s programs of Pitt professional schools. The GSC no longer directly accepts Heinz applications. Candidates interested in applying for the Fellowship should get in touch with the professional school they applied to after receipt of their acceptance.
Eligible Field of Study: University of Pittsburgh professional schools with potential Heinz support include: the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the School of Law, and the School of Nursing.
Eligibility: The competition for a Heinz Fellowship is open to men and women from developing countries whose record of accomplishment early in their career indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in business, government, public services, or other relevant professions.
- Applicants must have been accepted to a Master’s program beginning the academic year for which they seek the Heinz Fellowship by the GSPH, the GSPIA, or the School of Nursing.
- Applicants must have completed a university degree.
- Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.
- Preference will be given to those 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.
- 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 for applying the Fellowship 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.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Duration of Scholarship: One (1) to two (2) years of support
Value of Scholarship: Support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly installments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund.
How to Apply:
- Candidates are advised to please 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. University of Pittsburgh professional schools with potential Heinz support include the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the School of Law, and the School of Nursing.