MPA & MPP Fellowships

This page lists fellowship opportunities, both UA and external resources, for graduate students. Please direct any questions to the fellowship source. New fellowships will be added as they are announced.

School of Government & Public Policy Fellowship Opportunities

The School of Government & Public Policy has four fellowship opportunities for incoming (Keane, Valdez, Local Government Management) and current (Tucson) students.  For additional information on each of these opportunities, please click on the links provided below.

  1. Keane Fellowship 
  2. Valdez Fellowship
  3. Local Government Management Fellowship
  4. Tucson Fellowship - now open for Fall 2024 (current MPA and MPP students only)!

Other Fellowship Opportunities By Application Deadline

The USDOT Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at the University of Arizona. This grant aims to provide funds dedicated to UArizona students, enriching transportation education and research at our university, as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The Eisenhower Fellowship, and specifically this local competition, is a prestigious national award program that “stimulate[s] interest among students attending an Institution of Higher Education that is a Minority Serving Institution or community college to: conduct transportation-related research, pursue transportation-related degrees, enter the transportation workforce, and enhance the breadth, scope and diversity of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States.”

Applications are due at 11:59PM on May 26, 2024 via email to Prof. Currans, the Campus Program Coordinator at

Please see attached and at the link below for more information about the program and application process.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) in Washington, D.C.  Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future.  You will have opportunities to enhance your quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills. You will receive training, mentoring, and additional support to effectively accomplish internship goals. Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by NE, and are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.

UA Tech Launch Arizona and the Graduate College collaborate to provide U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident degree-seeking graduate students (main campus only) to gain practical startup company and technology commercialization experience. The selected Fellow will receive an hourly wage from Tech Launch and $10,000 Graduate Tuition Scholarship from the UA Graduate College that will apply to the fall and/or spring base graduate semester tuition during the Fellow’s tenure as a Student Entrepreneurial Fellow. Please note if the Fellow is concurrently appointed as a graduate assistant/associate (GA) at .50 FTE or higher, the tuition award will not apply due to the full tuition coverage provided as a benefit of the GA appointment. Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate student admitted to a main campus Master’s or doctoral program at the University of Arizona.

•    Deadline: Open until filled. 
•    Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
•    Website:

Page last updated: 5/15/24