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Payne International Development Fellowship

Open to US citizens only

Deadline: November 1 2021

Payne International Development Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).  The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.  A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above is required.  The Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.

Deadline: November 1, 2021


Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Payne Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.


Contact Information

Dr. Angie Estévez
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Estévez

Fellowship Availability

Fellowship Location: 

Fellowship Type

Graduate Study

Fellowship Eligibility

Senior Alumni