H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship 2010-11 Global Studies Center at the University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA

The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh requests applications for the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship Program. The program begins August 1, 2011 and ends July 31, 2012. The Heinz Fellowship was established in 1982 by an endowment from the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies. The Fellowship provides for one year of practical, professional, and non-degree educational experiences through the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For this round, Heinz Fellowships will be granted to two individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the government, non-profit, or private sectors. The goal is to improve, early in a career, the Fellows’ capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the United States. This is accomplished through a year of auditing selected courses and participating in practical professional activities while based in Pittsburgh. Courses taken as part of the Heinz Fellowship do not earn credit towards an academic degree.


The competition for a Heinz Fellowship is open to men and women from developing countries whose record of accomplishment early in their career indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in business, government, public services, or other relevant professions.
1. Applicants must have completed a university degree.
2. Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.
3. Preference will be given to those applicants at the early or mid-stages of their career.
4. The fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner/policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals, nor for medical research.
5. Two candidates will be chosen each year. One fellowship will be awarded to a candidate from either China, India, or Indonesia who specializes in public health and the other applicant should be working in one of the following:

a. Governance: Management and administration of public and nonprofit agencies; growth and sustainable development of urban metropolitan regions throughout the world; economic and social development of newly independent and developing states; emerging dynamics that are shaping today's international political economy; threats to and issues in international security
b. Public Health: Local and national approaches towards infectious diseases; development of health services; family planning; maternal and child health; community health; environmental health, epidemiology
c. Business: finance; marketing; organizational behavior & human resources management; strategy; environment, & organizations
d. Education: administrative and policy studies
e. Law: development of the legal system; the extension and institutionalization of fundamental rights
f. Engineering: bioengineering; sustainability; nanoscience and engineering; energy; manufacturing

How to Apply

Applicants for this non-degree program should complete a Heinz Fellowship Program Application Form. If this form was not enclosed with this announcement, you may obtain it on the Internet at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/heinz.html or e-mailing to the Heinz Fellowship Program: hjheinz@pitt.edu Applications may be sent electronically or mailed. Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2011. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

1. Application (including Personal Statement and Statement of Proposed Fellowship Activities), submitted electronically or mailed by applicant
2. English Language Report, submitted electronically or mailed by professional English language teacher or U.S. Embassy official (see application instructions)
3. Three Letters of Reference, submitted electronically or mailed by each professional reference (see application instructions)


March 1, 2011 Deadline for receipt of complete Fellowship application package

April 15, 2011 Winners notified

April 30, 2011 Winners announced on webpage

August 1, 2011 Fellow begins program at the University of Pittsburgh

July 31, 2012 End of Fellowship

Program at the University

Within the first month of arrival, the fellow will develop and submit a plan of work which identifies the ways and means of sharpening existing professional expertise during the fellowship residency. This plan will be followed up by a progress report at the end of the first semester, and a final report at the end of the fellowship. Typically, fellows audit courses within the University and participate in internships in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in the United States. The University of Pittsburgh, one of the leading research universities in the United States, encompasses 14 professional schools, 28 departments in the arts, social and natural sciences, 3,700 faculty members, 35,000 students, and library holdings of over 3.5 million volumes. The University is located in an urban center of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. Fellows will be able to draw on these resources and will be aided by an academic mentor.

During the residency, the fellow is expected to give at least one presentation on a subject related to his or her professional background to members of the University. In addition, the fellow is strongly encouraged to participate in community outreach activities in Pittsburgh, for example, by lecturing about his or her home country to an audience of high school students or interested adults.

Certificate of Completion
A final report is required. Fellows will receive a Program Certificate from UCIS. This is a non-degree program. Courses are audited on an informal basis and do not earn credit towards an academic degree.

Financial Information
Fellows will receive a living stipend of $18,000 (paid out in monthly installments), health insurance, round-trip transportation to and from Pittsburgh, and a $2,000 program and professional activities fund. Please note that if the fellow comes from a country which does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., the fellow must pay U.S. taxes amounting to 14% of the stipend.


No transportation, living or insurance funds are provided for dependents. The fellowship does not include allowances or special services for dependents whether or not they accompany the fellow. Applicants will be required, as a condition of the grant, to submit a statement of their ability to finance the transportation and maintenance expenses for dependents. Please note that U.S. government visa restrictions make employment opportunities for dependents rare.

Early Terminations
Acceptance of a grant by a candidate constitutes an agreement between the grantee and the University. It is expected that, barring unforeseen emergencies, grantees will remain for the full tenure of the award. A grantee who leaves the U.S. or terminates the grant at a date earlier than that specified in the grant authorization, without consent of the University, will be required to reimburse the University for any expenditures made on his or her behalf.


H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship Program,
Global Studies Center, University Center for International Studies (UCIS),
University of Pittsburgh,
4101 Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA
Fax: +412-624-4672 – Phone: +412-624-2918
Home page: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/heinz.html

California, USA

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