The Payne Fellowship is a graduate fellowship program and a unique pathway to a career with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Foreign Service. We hope to inspire members of the military to pursue one of the many technical career paths/backstops as an FSO to make a positive change in people’s lives around the world.
The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program is sponsored by USAID and administered by Howard University. The Payne Fellowship Program is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service and seeks to attract outstanding individuals who have been historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service.
FSOs work on some of the world's most pressing issues such as climate change, agriculture, population/health/nutrition, education, economic development, finance, and more.
The fellowship provides an award of up to $104,000 over two years: $52,000 annually for a two-year graduate program which includes up to $24,000 per year towards tuition and a stipend of $18,000 per year. It also includes professional development activities and two internships/placements - one on Capitol Hill, and the other overseas internship/placement at a USAID Mission. Successful completion of the program will provide fellows with a career with the USAID Foreign Service.
For more information, visit: https://www.paynefellows.org/ .