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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Become a PMF

2021 Application

The PMF Class of 2021 Application will be held September 30-October 14, 2020.

Please review the Eligibility, Application Process, Assessment Process (including the 2021 PMF Assessment Preparation Guide), and FAQs webpages for additional information about the application.


NOTE: The dates below are approximate and subject to change. Please check frequently for any updates.

Informational webinars on the PMF Class of 2021 Application

Informational webinars for prospective applicants will be held every Tuesday in September. See below for more details, including how to register.

September 30-October 14, 2020

The 2021 PMF Application opens at Noon (ET), Wednesday, September 30, 2020, and closes at Noon (ET), Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Approximately six weeks later

Announcement of the PMF Class of 2021 Finalists

Informational Webinars for Prospective Applicants

During the month of September 2020, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program will be hosting an informational webinar every Tuesday for potential applicants of the upcoming PMF Class of 2021 Application.

The informational webinars will provide a general overview of the PMF Program, details about the 2021 application cycle, and, if time permits, allow for any questions. Please note that several of the webinars have a specific focus related to strategic recruitment goals, but all will cover the basics of the program and are open to all majors.

The five Tuesday informational webinars scheduled include:

  1. Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 2:00-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
  2. Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 2:00-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
    • This session is open to all disciplines, and will have a specific focus on Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields
    • Register in advance here:
  3. Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 2:00-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
  4. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 2:00-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
  5. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 2:00-4:00pm (Eastern Time)
    • This session, a day before the 2021 Application opens, will serve as an open forum for questions. It will be open to all disciplines, but will not include a presentation.
    • Register in advance here:

All registrations close at Noon (ET) on the day of the webinar. A confirmation email will be sent prior to the scheduled webinar with details on the link and audio requirements.

The webinar will be conducted via Adobe Connect. Please refer to the Adobe Connect Quick Start Guide for Participants on how to connect, conduct a connection test, and troubleshooting.

NOTE: The webinar is limited to 500 participants. If you are unable to join, try again in a few minutes or plan to participate in the next webinar. If you unable to participate in any of the webinars, the content covered can be found throughout the Become a PMF section of this website.

UPDATED:  06-23-2020