The purpose of the Israeli Policy Fellowship is to strengthen Israeli student leadership on campus at top American public policy schools. The Fellowship offers a tuition subsidy of $40,000 a year for two years as well as training and mentorship from Israeli public policy alumni.
During their time on campus, Fellows are responsible for leading Israel-related activities with the goal of sharing with their classmates an authentic, balanced, nuanced, and informed view of Israel. Fellows are expected to demonstrate leadership in existing Israel-related activities on campus and to generate new opportunities for Israel engagement. Every Fellow is paired with an alumni mentor to provide support and serve as a resource.
The Fellowship is funded through a funding partnership consisting of individual donors and foundations, and administered by BrainGain Israel, a Boston-based nonprofit led by Shahar Brukner, HKS ’20.
After a successful pilot year, the fellowship has expanded and is currently open for Israeli students pursuing a 2-year Masters in Public Policy degrees at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The Fellowship will be given to 2 students in each school every year. We anticipate expanding the program to other top public policy schools in the future.
The Fellowship is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:
As part of the online application process, applicants will need to submit their: