Apply to Become a Host Department

Please consider hosting a Presidential Fellowship placement in your department during the 2018-19 academic year. This is a flexible, affordable staffing solution that aligns with GW's mission of educating the next generation of citizen-leaders and is an opportunity to support key initiatives in the most effective and fiscally efficient way possible.

The university funds the full-time tuition and required fees for the Presidential Fellows’ respective master’s degree programs, which vary across many schools and departments. Host departments are responsible for funding from their operating (non-compensation) budgets the Presidential Fellow’s graduate stipend and salary (including fringe), which currently totals $25,622.50 for work during the academic year from mid-August through mid-May. The host department transfers this funding, which may be split across multiple offices or divisions to support cross-functional and interdisciplinary initiatives, to the Office of Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships at the beginning of the fiscal year. Additionally, the host department is expected to provide appropriate workspace, equipment, and supplies. There is also the possibility of the academic year placement extending into the summer months (or a summer-only placement to supplement an academic year placement), although this is optional and by mutual agreement of the Presidential Fellow and host department, with compensation for the summer to be determined.

The host department application for 2018-19 will be available in winter/early spring 2018, but interested departments are encouraged to e-mail paf@gwu.edu to learn more.