Heinz 2024 Fellowships for Developing Countries at the University of Pittsburgh

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The H.J. Heinz fellowships, offered by the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, are granted to students from developing nations who aspire to pursue a Master’s degree and exhibit potential as future leaders in the public, governmental, non-profit, or private sectors.


  • The Fellowship entails a one-to-two-year commitment, providing support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (distributed in monthly installments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund.


  • Applicants must have secured admission to a Master’s program (commencing in the academic year for which they are seeking the Heinz Fellowship) in either the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the School of Education, the School of Law, or the School of Nursing.
  • Candidates must have successfully earned an undergraduate university degree.
  • Proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing English is a prerequisite.
  • Preference will be given to applicants in the early or mid stages of their careers.
  • The Fellowship is designed for individuals in the practitioner and policy domains and is not granted for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals, or medical research.

Selection Process:

  • Fellows are required to deliver a presentation on a professional topic during their residency.
  • Encouraged participation in regional community outreach, sharing insights about their home country.
  • Acceptance of the grant implies a commitment to its entire tenure, barring emergencies.
  • Early termination of the grant without the University’s consent mandates reimbursement of expenses incurred by the University.
  • A comprehensive report on the Fellowship experience is required post-program for future reference and certification.


  • Application deadline for the Master’s program: Candidates need to verify the deadline corresponding to the school and academic year to which they plan to apply.
  • May: Winner notified
  • August 1: Fellowship year begins
  • June 30: Fellowship year ends.

Application Procedure:

  • Candidates must express their interest in being considered for the Heinz Fellows Program when submitting their Master’s program application.
  • Interested candidates should contact the professional school they applied to after receiving their acceptance for the fellowship application.

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