The Fully Funded Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact public service in their home countries. This fellowship is only available to degree-seeking students at New York University (NYU). Advanced professional certificates, as well as non-degree programs, are not applicable to this fellowship.
Fellowship recipients commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program. Further, after returning, the fellows should assume a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.
The Fully Funded African Women Public Service Fellowship covers entire expenses of the fellows at in the United States. It provides full-tuition, fees, housing, travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books as well as miscellaneous expenses.
In order to be eligible for the Ophra Winfrey Foundation endowed fully funded African Women Public Service Fellowship, candidates must be:
Applicants can access the online application to NYU Wagner for Fall 2020. Moreover, the applicants must submit their Fellowship Application along with the fellowship essay. The Fellowship section of the online application includes the fellowship essay; However, there is not a separate application. Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in the application.
NYU invites Selected candidates for the African Women Public Service Fellowship semi-finalists to participate in Skype interviews with the Fellowship Selection Committee in early-to-mid February 2020.
The New York University accepts the application for the African Women Public Service Fellowship until by December 2, 2019 deadline. The applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the fellowship.