Open to adult spouses and partners of direct-hire U.S. government employees from all agencies serving overseas under Chief of Mission Authority, the Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) program is designed to assist spouses and partners to maintain, enhance, and/or develop their professional skills. SUBJECT TO BUDGETARY CONSIDERATIONS, awards of up to $2,500 will be granted on a reimbursable basis for enrichment activities. Selected applicants must fund a minimum of 25 percent of the allowed reimbursable cost of the proposed activities while the Fellowship award will cover the additional allowed reimbursable cost up to the $2,500 maximum. Activities can include, but are not limited to, continuing education and distance learning through an accredited university, professional development, and participation in professional conferences. After activities are completed, the selectee will submit the necessary documents to support the reimbursement request and will be reimbursed accordingly.
The 2014 PDF cycle is closed. Look for the 2015 PDF cycle announcement in mid to late March 2014, which will contain specific details and guidelines. Applications are usually due by mid May and successful applicants are usually notified by late July/early August.
For more information, email: FLOAskEmployment@state.gov.
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