Payne Program University Affiliates

Payne Fellows can use their fellowships to attend any graduate program based in the United States once approved by the Payne Program. However, there are a number of graduate programs that have offered to provide additional financial assistance to the $24,000 for tuition and $18,000 for a stipend that is awarded per year.  Because the universities provide these benefits, students should work directly with the key contact at each university to confirm all aspects of this assistance.  The universities recommend that you indicate you are applying for the Payne Fellowship in your graduate school 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

Program or School Name University Program or School Website
School of Education
International Training and Education Program (ITEP)
American University
School of International Service American University
School of Public Affairs American University
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University
School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Columbia University
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Cornell University
Sanford School of Public Policy, Center for International Development
Master of International Development Policy
Duke University
Master of Arts Program in International Development (IDMA) Gallaudet University Graduate School
Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS)
Georgetown University
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Master of Global Human Development (GHD)
Georgetown University
McCourt School of Public Policy Georgetown University
Harvard Kennedy School Harvard University
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Harvard University
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Indiana University
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Middlebury College
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University
Master of Global Affairs Rice University
School of Diplomacy and International Relations Seton Hall University
Department of Economics The Catholic University of America
Schools of Public Engagement The New School
School of International Affairs The Pennsylvania State University
School of Public Policy The Pepperdine University
The Fletcher School
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
Tufts University
Master of Development Practice University of California, Berkeley
Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy University of California, Berkeley
Harris School of Public Policy University of Chicago
Josef Korbel School of International Studies University of Denver
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Master of Public Policy
University of Virginia
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Yale University