Gates Family Foundation Public Leadership Fellowship


Applications are open now for the Gates Fellowship to attend Senior Executives in State and Local Government. The 2024 sessions are scheduled for June 3 – June 21 and July 8 – July 26. Applicants may select either session.

The application deadline for the Gates Fellowship is March 5, 2024. 

To be considered for this fellowship, please apply online. In response to the "Who will be the financial sponsor of your participation?" question, type "Gates". Applications are available here.

The Senior Executives in State and Local Government executive program is a three-week educational experience which brings together a diverse group of prominent public leaders - all working to find solutions to the critically important challenges they face and lead their communities, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations toward effective results.

The fast-paced, collaborative learning environment at Harvard Kennedy School allows participants to share ideas and gain insight from one another as they develop their ability to exercise effective leadership in rapidly changing political and social environments.

Participants leave this program with new skills and strategies for tackling complex challenges and a new passion and sense of purpose for public service.