Funding Opportunity: Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellows Program (U.S. Dept. of State & GWSB)

Deadline for Submission: Ongoing

The U.S. Department of State and The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) are proud to introduce the Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellows Program, which offers a profound avenue for U.S. citizen graduate students from accredited higher education institutions to apply skills learned in the classroom to the meaningful work of international public- private partnership creation and management.

This program will provide fellows with a rich educational experience by providing them with in-depth exposure to public-private partnership building at the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships.  The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships is the entry point for collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, the public and private sectors, and civil society.  The Office works to strengthen and deepen U.S. diplomacy and development around the world through partnerships that leverage the creativity, innovation, and core business resources of partners for greater impact.

The fellows will facilitate collaboration among innovative businesses, governments, and civil society through research and program development. The fellowship aims to provide graduate students the opportunity to apply academic study to practice, while advancing their professional development. The fellowship will be offered for both summer and semester-long cohorts throughout the year. The fellowship will provide a stipend to support a part-time schedule of 24-40 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters; and a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week for the summer semester.

Depending on the university where they are enrolled, Gupta Fellows may be eligible to obtain academic credit for the fellowship in accordance with the guidelines of the Gupta Fellows respective institutions. The fellows will be selected through an application process and selection committee in accordance with GW University and U.S. Department of State procedures.

For more information, and to apply for the fellowship, click here.