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The Israeli Policy Fellowship



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 support 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. 

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 alumni from Harvard, Georgetown & Princeton Universities.

How to Apply

The fellowship is currently open for Israelis pursuing a Masters degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and SIPA Columbia. The Fellowship will be given to 2-4 students in each school every year. 


We are in the process of expansion, and therefore if you are studying at a two-year public policy program in another school please send us an email to inquire about eligibility. 


The Fellowship is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree

  • Hold Israeli citizenship

  • Have submitted a successful application to one of the above mentioned schools (only candidates who are admitted to the respective schools' programs can be considered for the Fellowship)

  • Demonstrate a proven record of public service commitment, leadership skills and strong prospects of career advancement in the public sphere 


Before applying please make sure you meet the fellowship eligibility criteria. If you have any questions about this please email us.

Application is Closed

Applications for the 2025-2026 academic year are expected to open in early 2025

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Our Fellows

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Cohort of 2022


Cohort of 2022

Cohort of 2022


Cohort of 2023

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