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About the FDPM Fellowship

The FDPM Fellowship was launched in 2015 to help mentor and prepare exceptional young Bahrainis from various government entities for a career in public service leadership.

Selected individuals will spend a year working as full-time research fellows in the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister (OFDPM), benefiting from advanced training in writing skills, research methods and policy analysis, both in-house and through the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration.

Fellows will also benefit from the opportunity to interact with – and learn from – decision-makers at the highest levels of government. Following this, the fellows will return to their ministries where they will remain points of contact for the OFDPM.

The fellowship, which is open to all bilingual government employees with requisite degrees, forms a core pillar of HRH the Crown Prince’s initiative to improve national skills and support the Kingdom’s growing cadre of young government professionals.

Following a highly competitive selection process which adheres to the principles of equal opportunity, the first group of fellows began the inaugural programme in May 2015.

Applicant Criteria

  • Applicants must be a government employee
  • Applicants must be fully bilingual
  • Applicants must be at a grade below Section Head
  • Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor's university degree
  • Applicants must be well-read, up to date on current affairs, and capable of critical analysis
  • Applicants must be willing to work shifts and on weekends for a year

Thank you for your interest in applying for the FDPM Fellowship.
We are no longer accepting applications for this year's intake, and look forward to receiving your application next year.

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