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Competition Details

Presidential Management Fellowship

Goes By: Presidential Management Fellowship
Fellowship Website

The flagship leadership development program at the entry-level of government work for advanced degree candidates.

The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is designed to develop a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities.

The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Advanced Degree means a professional or graduate degree (e.g., master's, Ph.D., J.D.).

Applications are available annually via posting on, typically in late September. Once the position is posted, only 2 weeks are given to complete the application.

Award Value

Two years of full-time paid employment with a government agency.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral, Professional Degree: Business, Professional Degree: Law

Minimum Grade Point Average


US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Alumni/Non-enrolled
Academic Areas:
Areas of Interest: Public Service
Language Funding
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

Last updated: July 1, 2016