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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

ITA U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program (up to $35,000 funding)

If you are a US citizen and you're in your first year pursuing a Master's degree program related to the fields of International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies, Economics, Business, Trade, Public Administration, or Public Policy, then you may consider The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot (USFCS) Fellowship Program.

The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot (USFCS) Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for Master’s degree students in the fields of International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies, Economics, Business, Trade, Public Administration, or Public Policy, to increase their level of knowledge and awareness of the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) and its vital role in promoting American exports and facilitating trade and commerce around the world.

Individuals who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals and are in the first year of an eligible Master’s degree program, or will complete their first year in the spring or summer of 2024, at a U.S. accredited institution, may apply. The program also provides a pathway to potential employment with the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Global Markets, and particularly encourages students from underserved communities to apply.

 

US&FCS Scholarship Value

• The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship provides one year support up to $35,000 per student to cover travel related expenses, housing, meals and necessary materials and supplies.

• Travel support (logistics and funding) not to exceed $35,000 per year will be provided to Fellows, who will also meet with the ITA leadership and staff. The USFCS funds cannot be used toward research costs.

• The award periods are up to 15 months for a student enrolled in an eligible Master’s degree program. The anticipated start date is June 2025.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals and are either accepted at or enrolled in a U.S institute.

  2. Must be an accredited graduate institutio, where the student is pursuing Master’s degree in the fields of International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies, Economics, Business, Trade, Public Administration, or Public Policy

  3. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.30 GPA either from their graduate program or from undergraduate studies.

  4. Individuals who accept federal funding for other fellowships or award programs, such as grants or scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Government, are not eligible

  5. Prospective fellows need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application to be awarded this fellowship

 

Application Procedure

• Applicants must register in both (Grants.gov) and eRACommons. Each application package must include the items listed in the 'How to Apply' section on this Webpage.


• Do not include a cover page for your application. Each application package must be included within the single Adobe PDF document in the correct order as outlined.


• Provide a title of the item (for example, General Information Sheet, Statement of Intent, etc.) on each page in a Header Section except when a previously formatted PDF is added, such as transcripts or a PDF copy of a letter of recommendation.


Application Deadline: August 7, 2024

 

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