Fellowship Eligibility and Application

Application for 2024 is now closed

The NBR Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship program strongly encourages students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the think tank and policymaking communities to apply.

Qualified applicants for the Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship are:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Currently enrolled as a community college or undergraduate (first-year, sophomore, or junior) student with an interest in Asia and U.S. foreign policy.
  • Able to relocate to Washington, D.C., or already residing there, for the in-person portion of the fellowship (June through August 2024).

Application Requirements

To be considered for a fellowship, applicants must submit the following materials through NBR’s application website.

Three required essays of no more than 250 words each:

  • What does this diversity fellowship personally mean to you? How would it help you succeed in school and in your career?
  • How did you get interested in Asia and foreign policy, and which topics interest you the most?
  • How has your involvement in community activities and educational, life, and/or work experience contributed to your personal growth?

Answers to supplemental questions:

  • Will you be able to be physically located in Washington, D.C., June through August?
  • Do you have any relevant work, volunteer, internship, or fellowship experiences? Please list any applicable organization, dates, and responsibilities.

Required materials:

  • An unofficial transcript from your current university.
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor or academic supervisor.
  • A letter of recommendation from someone who can discuss your personal qualities and potential.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact [email protected].