June 15, 2024

2024 Partially Funded University of Pittsburgh H.J. Heinz Fellowship | USA

The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center awards H.J. Heinz fellowships to students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree and demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors.

The Fellowship is a one-to-two-year position. It covers support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly instalments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund. 



  • Fellowship Sponsor(s): University of Pittsburgh & H.J. Heinz
  • Host Institution(s): University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Funding Amount: Living stipend of $19,200
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Nationality: Developing Countries

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for H.J. Heinz fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have been accepted to a Master’s program (beginning the academic year for which they seek the Heinz Fellowship) in either the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the School of Law, the School of Education, or the School of Nursing.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate university degree.
  • Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Preference will be given to applicants at the early or mid-stages of their career.
  • The Fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner and policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals or medical research.

Fellowship Benefits

The H.J. Heinz fellowships will provide the following supports for the program:

  • It covers support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly instalments)
  • And a $1,000 program and professional activities fund.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested Candidates must indicate that they would like to be considered for the Heinz Fellows Program when submitting their Master’s program application.

Candidates should please contact the professional school they applied to after receipt of their acceptance if they are interested in applying for the Fellowship. For more information contact Veronica Dristas.

Application Deadline: Application Timeline

  • Master’s program application deadline: Candidates should check the deadline for the school and academic year they intend to apply to.
  • May: Winner notified
  • August 1: Fellowship year begins
  • June 30: Fellowship year ends

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