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. 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. The GSC no longer directly accepts Heinz applications.
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 Provider: H. J. Heinz Company Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: 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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: 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.
Scholarship Description: 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. Pitt is one of the leading research universities in the United States with 13 professional schools, 31 departments in the humanities and social and natural sciences, over 4,800 faculty members, over 28,000 students, and library holdings of over 6.8 million volumes. Pitt is located in an urban center of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellowship is awarded for a period of two years.
What does it cover? 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.
Selection Criteria: Heinz Fellowships are granted to individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors.
Notification: Winners will be announced on web site and notified in May 2016.
How to Apply: The GSC no longer directly accepts Heinz applications. If you are interested in applying for the Fellowship, please contact the professional school you applied to after receipt of your acceptance. When submitting your Master’s program application, please indicate that you would like to be considered for the Heinz Fellows Program.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Please check the deadline for the school and academic year you intend to apply.