The Department of State announces an open competition for one assistance award to conduct all programmatic, financial and administrative activities for the Thomas R.
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program.
The Pickering Program is designed to recruit and develop new talent for the
Department's Foreign Service.
It provides students with funding over a two year period to assist in the completion of their undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Upon completion of the graduate degree, students enter the Department's Foreign Service.
The award is anticipated to be made in September/October 200 9. Applicants should submit proposals for new FY2010 students only.
This grant will provide for the selection of 31 students in FY201 0. Pending successful implementation of this program and availability of funds in subsequent fiscal years, the Department may renew the grant for a period of not less than two additional fiscal years before openly competing the program again.
As each year adds new fellows to the program, applicants must demonstrate the ability to handle multiple years of cohorts.