Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Application will be open from October 2017 to January 2018.
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Graduate Fellowship Program – Payne Program University Partners

Payne Fellows can use their fellowships to attend any graduate program based in the United States that is approved by the Payne Program.  However, there are a number of graduate programs that have offered in advance to provide financial assistance, in addition to the $21,500 for tuition and $15,000 for a stipend that is awarded this year.  Because the universities themselves provide these benefits, students should work directly with the key contact points at each university to confirm all aspects of this assistance.  The universities recommend that you include the fact that you are applying for the Payne Fellowship in your application.  Payne Fellows are not limited to attending these programs.  Other programs may also give additional financial aid on a case-by-case basis.  Other universities may be added to the current list.

Potential applicants can request a list of the universities and their offers by e-mailing the Payne Program at

University Partners include:

Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Contact:  John Templeton, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admissions

The School of Public Policy and Management at H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University
Contact:  David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Contact: Laurie Hurley, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Contact:  Brad Miller, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School
Contact: Merida Escandon Gasbarro, Director of Admission

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS), Georgetown University
Contact: Tennille Haegele, Director for Admissions

School of International Service, American University
Contact:  Amanda Taylor, Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid

Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Contact:  Martha Chavez, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Contact:  Stephanie Streletz, Director of HKS Financial Services

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
Contact:  Rebecca DeSalvo, Director of Enrollment Management

Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Contact: Sidney Jackson, Director of Admissions

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard University
Contact:  Kathy Austin, Director of Student Financial Services

School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University
Contact:  Grace Han, Executive Director for Admissions and Financial Aid, SIPA

The Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
Contact:  Melinda van Hemert, Assistant Dean for Admission and Student Services

Duke University Center for International Development, Sanford School of Public Policy
Master of International Development Policy
Contact: Cheryl Bailey, Program Coordinator, Admissions

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
Contact: Michael Rizzi, Director of Student Services


Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program . 2218 6th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20059
Tel: (844) 257-9821 . .