The Ullman Fellowship, in the amount of approximately $40-45,000, will be awarded annually to 1 to 3 currently enrolled Woodrow Wilson School students who wish to engage on a significant international project in a full-time assignment for one year with one U.S. federal government agency, international NGO, or a multilateral institution in the U.S. or overseas. Each student’s engagement will be guided by current regulations and constraints of the respective agency or institution at which they work. For eligibility requirements, please refer to How to Apply.
The Fellowship defines these practitioner experiences very broadly. The Fellowship could support a range of assignments such as work in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government or the Congress, to work with NGOs or international organizations (e.g., United Nations Development Programme or the World Food Programme), to hands-on, internationally-oriented fieldwork (e.g., preparing and observing elections in a post-conflict state or assessing the impact of projects in a developing country). While recipients will be responsible for securing their own employment opportunities, they will receive guidance and assistance from the School in making contacts for their fellowship work assignments.
A selection committee comprised of Woodrow Wilson School faculty and staff and Ullman family members, friends or former students will review each application and conduct interviews with semifinalists. Ullman Fellowship recipients will be selected by the Woodrow Wilson School on the basis of outstanding academic performance, proven track record of professional accomplishment, leadership skills and a demonstrated commitment to a career in internationally-focused public service.
Fellows will be expected to provide both an interim and final report on the quality of their experience as well as feedback via a written evaluation from their host employer. There will also be an annual event involving the Fellows and the community of Professor Ullman’s friends and colleagues to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge gained through the practitioner experiences.