Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy-Womens Research and Education Institute

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy—Women’s Research and Education Institute

Deadline:  June 14

The program is designed to:

  • Develop a cadre of talented women experienced in public policy-making at the national level;
  • Encourage more effective participation by women policy formation at all levels of government;
  • Examine how policies affect women and men differently and encourage the formulation of policy options that recognize the needs of all people;
  • Promote activities that encourage the translation of research into policy;
  • Raise awareness that national and international issues concerning women are interdependent;
  • Increase understanding that those issues often defined as “women’s issues” are, in fact, “human issues” of equal importance to men and women.


Only students who are currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at an accredited institution in the United States or who have completed such a program within the past 18 months are eligible. WREI strongly recommends that applicants complete at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying and have a demonstrated interest in research or political activity related to women’s social and political status. WREI seeks diversity in its fellowship program and welcomes qualified applicants of any age, gender,race, religion, sexual orientation, experience, and academic field.

WREI Fellows receive a stipend of approximately $1,450 per month. An additional sum of up to $500 is provided for the purchase of health insurance with submission of a bill from a provider. WREI will also reimburse Fellows up to a maximum of $1,500 ($750 per semester) for the cost of tuition at their home institutions. Please note that WREI will not cover non-degree courses in Washington, DC, student fees, books, or non-tuition expenses. WREI is not responsible for funding transportation to and from Washington or for finding lodgings for students. It is up to the Fellow to make all arrangements for satisfying her institution’s academic requirements.


(last checked 2/20/17)

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