General Information

Headquartered in
Princeton, New Jersey
Mazin Melegy

Contact Information

  • 5 Vaughn Drive, Suite 300 Princeton, NJ 08540-6313
  • Tel: 609.452.7007
  • Fax: 609.452.0066


The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State.

The Pickering Fellowship has both an Undergraduate and Graduate Program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master’s degree program in the fall of 2014.

2014 Fellows will receive financial support of up to $40,000 annually* for:

  • Tuition costs (first priority)

  • Room and board

  • Books

  • Mandatory Fees

  • One round trip ticket between Fellow's residence and his/her academic institutions

Undergraduate Fellowship: senior year and first year of graduate school; Graduate Fellowship: first and second year of graduate school