Sponsored by Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy
Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy are for outstanding mid-career American professionals to research and gain firsthand experience of public policy in New Zealand. Two or three Fellowships, in length, varying from three to seven months, and valued at up to NZ$58,500 are granted each year. Fellows gain firsthand knowledge of public policy in New Zealand, including economic, social and political reforms and management of the government sector and bring back invaluable insights of another system to their work in the United States.
Established in 1995, the Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy were named in honor of Sir Ian Axford, an eminent New Zealand astrophysicist and space scientist who served as patron of the fellowship program until his death in March 2010. APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 APRIL ANNUALLY.
Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships In Public Policy
The Programme has three goals:
- to reinforce New Zealand-United States links by enabling Americans of high intellectual ability and leadership potential to come to New Zealand to gain experience and build contacts in public policy development;
- to help improve the practice of public policy in New Zealand and the United States by the cross-fertilization of ideas and experience in the two countries; and
- to build a network of public policy experts on both sides of the Pacific, and encourage ongoing policy exchange between New Zealand and the United States.
How to Apply
Applications close April 1 annually.
2019 Update: The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2019!
For questions, contact: Frank Cain, US Co-ordinator | ph. 202-460-0609 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships In Public Policy Alumni Impact
“My research has helped me fine-tune my approach to analyzing policy. I have no doubt that what I learned during my Axford fellowship will be put to good use in my next career.” – Sarah Bolton
2017 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellow Sarah Bolton (Washington, D.C.) researched equity in New Zealand’s primary and secondary education system, focusing on outcomes for Māori, Pasifika, and low-socioeconomic status students. Sarah spent ten years working in the United States Senate, developing national public policy in the fields of education, child welfare, and poverty.
“My mentors and other supporters have been very enthusiastic about the implications my research can have,” – Jill Ozarski
2015 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellow Jill Ozarski (Denver, Colorado) researched opportunities for partnerships between natural resource agencies and the private sector at New Zealand’s Department of Conservation. Jill was Senior Natural Resources Advisor to U.S. Senator Mark Udall in Colorado.
“I have expanded my network in the field of public policy development. I have no doubt that I have met people in New Zealand that will remain life-long professional contacts and friends,” – Christian Stearns
2012 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellow Christian Stearns (Greensboro, North Carolina), researched the use of sustainability as a framework for social housing in New Zealand. He is former Director of the Greensboro Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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