- Returning MPP or PhD students;
- U.S. citizens;
- Preference for those students focusing on national or international security, U.S. foreign policy, and international economics.
How to apply
- For more information about this opportunity, including application requirements and deadlines, please visit this program's M-Compass brochure: $ Ford: Rumsfeld Foundation Graduate Fellowship.
- If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Dan Ellis, IPC assistant director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Amy Turner (MPP '21) has been awarded Rumsfeld Fellowship in winter 2020.
John Yim (MPP '20) was awarded Rumsfeld Fellowship in 2019 and has been one of the featured fellows on the Rumsfeld Foundation website.
The Rumsfeld Foundation awarded Omair Khan (MPP ’18) one of just 20 graduate fellowships this year, making Khan the first Ford School student to win the fellowship—and the first Rumsfeld Fellow from the University of Michigan.
Since 2008, the Rumsfeld Foundation has provided more than 140 fellowships to graduate scholars in public service or policy-relevant fields. Beyond outstanding academic and civic achievements, the foundation says Rumsfeld Fellows are chosen for moral character and leadership potential. The Rumsfeld Foundation then supports the fellows through year-round events, including a speaker series, retreats, receptions, and conferences.
Khan was nominated by the Ford School’s International Policy Center, directed by John Ciorciari (one of 23 advisors for the Rumsfeld Fellowship Program).