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Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Jennings Randolph International Fellowship

The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program is a unique international study and professional exchange opportunity that promotes collaboration and sharing of public works best practices, knowledge and innovation, both internationally and with public works colleagues in North America.

This program supports travel and participation at a public works conference of one of APWA's international partners and a public works study tour in that country.

Fellowships granted for travel to our partner countries are limited to a maximum of $2,500 (USD) to assist with travel costs and other expenses that may be covered by the award.

2021 Online Application >
2021 Program Guidelines >

Applications must be submitted online by midnight Central Standard Time on November 16, 2020.

Questions? Contact Anne Jackson at 800-848-2792, ext. 6750 or email

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2021 International Public Works Conferences and Study Locations

FAME logo FAME Congress
Turku, Finland
May 19-21, 2021

IPWEA logoIPWEA International Public Works Conference
Adelaide, Australia
August 15-18, 2021

SKT logo Swedish Public Works Association (SPWA) Conference
Malmö, Sweden
September 2021

KTC logo KTC Annual Conference
TBA, Denmark
October 28-29, 2021

ICLEI logo
Public Works National Congress

Mérida, Mexico
October 2021

About the program

The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program was established by APWA in 1987 and is administered by APWA's International Affairs Committee. The Fellowship is named after former West Virginia Representative and Senator Jennings Randolph, known as the "Dean of Public Works Legislators," who served as the Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee from 1966 through 1981.

Through the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program, APWA strives to further these international principles:

  • To provide an opportunity for individuals to broaden their knowledge and exchange experiences and information on technologies and advances in public works through contact with APWA's international partners
  • To promote friendship and understanding among public works professionals on an international basis
  • To provide a venue for the exchange of information between APWA and APWA's international partner countries
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"Public works is a powerful instrument for understanding and peace."
- Jennings Randolph (West Virginia Senator, 1932-1985), known as the "Dean of Public Works Legislators"