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Robertson Foundation for Government Fellows Program

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Robertson Fellows Program

In partnership with the Robertson Foundation For Government (RFFG), the School of Public Policy names four Robertson Fellows annually. These incoming students must be enrolled in the two year MPP program and have a commitment to a career in the Federal Government in foreign policy, national security and/or international affairs. Robertson Fellows will also participate in a Robertson Internship in their second year of study (summer, fall or both).

Fellows will receive full tuition, a cost of living stipend and summer internship assistance. Applicants must submit an additional one-page (approximately 1000 words) statement outlining their academic and career goals and how these are aligned with the mission of the RFFG. Robertson Fellows are required to work for the federal government for three of their initial seven years after graduation and must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at time of graduation. Students who are selected to receive a Robertson Fellowship will be required to sign an agreement stipulating to the terms and conditions set by the Foundation.

How to Apply
  • Deadline for consideration is February 28
  • Apply to the MPP program 
  • Complete the cover sheet
  • Write an additional 1-2 page statement outlining your academic and career goals and how these are aligned with the mission of the RFFG
  • Submit your cover sheet, statement and your resume to:
    Email: policyapplications@umd.edu
    Fax: 301-403-4675
    Mail: Admissions and Student Affairs, School of Public Policy
    2101 Van Munching Hall
    College Park, MD 20742
Learn more about the Robertson Fellows Program
See the full list of fellowships