Fellowship Eligibility and Application

The NBR Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship program encourages the applications of students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the think tank and policymaking communities and are interested in a career in international affairs. The applications period for 2021 has closed.

Qualified applicants for the Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship will:

  • Be a freshman or sophomore in college with a legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Be interested in Asia and U.S. foreign policy with demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential.

A selection committee will review applications and top applicants will be invited to interview virtually in mid-April, after which the fellowship award will be announced. Fellows will complete their orientation training in May and join their designated project teams from June 1 through August 31 (depending on their academic calendars).

Application Requirements

To be considered for a fellowship, an applicant must submit the following materials through NBR’s application website:

  • A short resume that includes academic and leadership achievements.
  • A two-page statement of interest that addresses your interest in Asia and U.S. foreign policy and how this fellowship program will contribute to your studies and future career plans.
  • An unofficial university transcript.
  • Contact information for three professional or academic references.