As our flagship Mansfield Fellowship Program resumes operations, applications are now open for the 26th class of Fellows! This one-of-a-kind program allows federal government employees to spend a year in Japan, developing language skills and working knowledge of government processes in Tokyo. Applications are due December 1, 2020, and the planned program period runs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
The Mansfield Fellowship Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, firsthand knowledge about Japan and its government. Through their placements, Fellows develop networks of contacts in Japan and an understanding of the political, economic and strategic dimensions of the U.S.-Japan relationship.
This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.