H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship for Developing Countries’ Students in USA, 2017

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Applications are invited for Heinz Fellowship to undertake master program in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) or the School of Nursing at University of Pittsburgh. Fellowships are granted to individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors.

The goal of Heinz Fellowship is to improve, early in a career, a Fellow's capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the U.S.

The Heinz Fellowship was established in 1982 by an endowment from the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh's (“Pitt”) University Center for International Studies (UCIS). The Fellowship is offered annually and is managed by the Global Studies Center (GSC) at the UCIS.

Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in all subjects available in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and the School of Nursing.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing masters program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Scholarship Award: Fellows will receive one to two years of support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly installments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund. Please note that if the Fellow comes from a country that does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., the Fellow must pay U.S. taxes amounting to 14% of the stipend. No transportation costs, living or other allowances, services or insurance funds are provided for dependents, whether or not they accompany the Fellow.

Scholarship Provider: H. J. Heinz Company Foundation

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

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.

Nationality: Students from developing countries (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. of, Congo, Rep. of, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haití, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, F.S., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these Heinz fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have completed a university degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.

How to Apply: The GSC no longer directly accepts Heinz applications. If students are interested in applying for the Fellowship, please contact the professional school they applied to after receipt of acceptance. When submitting master's program application, please indicate that they would like to be considered for the Heinz Fellows Program.

Application Deadline: Please check the deadline for the school and academic year student intend to apply.

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