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National Fellowship Program in USA 2023


The application for the National Fellowship Program for the academic year 2023/2024 is now open by Jefferson Scholars Foundation for Non-U.S. citizens in USA.  

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the 2023/2024 Program. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation has set-up a tertiary program to bolster capacity, expertise and work opportunities related to different sectors. It is intended for tertiary students at the PHD. The university will provide financial support for high achieving candidates. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation will provide a dedicated budget for each Fellow to pay for network events and activities expenses. Jefferson Scholars Foundation has allocated program specifically for the following fields below. 

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation and its community believe in the potential of youth. We believe that access to education should not be dependent on wealth. Education creates opportunities for youth to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the economy, achieve upward mobility, and change the world for the better for all in it.

For the National Fellowship Program, we are looking for students who will be meeting the admission requirements and other eligibility requirements of the hosting universities stated below.


Eligible courses are: 

  • PhD in history
  • Political science
  • Policy studies
  • Law
  • Political economy
  • Communications and media
  • And sociology subjects offered by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation

Candidate Requirements 

Eligible criteria are:

  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate expecting to complete their dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year or have outlined a detailed and workable two-year write-up plan that is persuasively documented. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Each Fellow will work with a Mentor to assemble a network of scholars focused on an area of their research expertise as it engages important policy-facing questions.
  • A meeting at U.Va. Or the Hagley for the Galambos Fellow in the fall will set the agenda for year-long collaboration and recruitment of additional network members, who may subsequently meet for virtual reading groups, workshops, conference panels, symposia, manuscript workshops, or similarly focused activities.
  • A dedicated budget for each Fellow pays for network events and activities expenses.
  • Focused on-campus residential visits of up to two weeks at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation are required for all Fellows except Galambos Fellows, who hold their residencies at the Hagley Library during the academic year but may also wish to spend up to two weeks at the Foundation to build out their scholarly networks.
  • All Fellows will participate in summer boot camps designed to cultivate skills valuable for advanced leadership in academic life, higher education, nonprofit or government work, and education- or policy-facing consulting and finance.
  • Regardless of residency, Fellows are expected to participate in and contribute to the interdisciplinary community of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.
  • Applicants must have a previous degree certificate with relevant marks.
  • Students must know the English language.


Applications must be submitted online at: 

Kindly attach the following documents: 

Please note you will need to ensure all the below documents are accessible on the device (cellphone, laptop, tablet, etc.) you will be using to apply.  The documents include:

  • The requirement includes:
    • Applicant information sheet
    • Project description (1,200 words)
    • Research plan (500 words, maximum)
    • Network proposal (1,200 words, maximum)
    • Op-ed or blog post (750 words, maximum)
    • A short statement of interest in professional development (500 words, maximum)
    • Bibliography (3 pages)
    • Curriculum vitae (2 pages)
    • Writing sample (40 pages, maximum)
    • TWO letters of recommendation (one of which must be from their advisor).


  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before 1 February, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. 

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