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Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program in Asia and USA, 2020

Applications are invited for 2020 Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program. This is a year-long fellowship program involving intensive learning modules-short courses, conferences and study tours in Asia and the USA.

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges.

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The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.

Applicants must be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required).

Description:

  • Application Deadline: October 07, 2019
  • Course Level: This is a year-long fellowship program involving intensive learning modules-short courses, conferences and study tours in Asia and the USA.
  • Study Subject: The program provides an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. The program is designed to enhance leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure.
  • Award: The 2019 program will be conducted in South Korea, Indonesia, and the USA (San Francisco, and Washington DC) and includes a flexible small grant award of US $5,000.  An award of up to US$5,000 will be made available to each of the selected Fellows. This cash award will allow each Fellow the opportunity to design individualized plans to further their leadership skills and relevant professional experience in areas of particular importance to their career growth. Each Fellow will be asked to develop a personalized, year-long work plan that can involve such areas as enrollment in specialized training programs or short courses, language study, travel to attend key regional forums or workshops, or engagement in a series of other enrichment activities.
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and, Vietnam.
  • The award can be taken in The 2019 program will be conducted in South Korea, Indonesia, and the USA (San Francisco, and Washington DC) and includes a flexible small grant award of US $5,000.

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: Resident nationals or citizens of Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and, Vietnam can apply for these fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Asia Foundation Development Fellows must:
    • Have a demonstrable record of experience and accomplishment related to The Asia Foundation’s fields of expertise: governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation;
    • Be thoughtful, committed, respected and inspirational leaders within their professional fields and within their larger community
    • Be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required);
    • Be available and able to participate in all program components on the program dates specified; and
    • Be resident nationals or citizens of the following countries where The Asia Foundation has programs: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and, Vietnam.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required).

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

STEP 1) CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY

Please carefully read the Eligibility and Selection criteria above, including our Frequently Asked Questions.

STEP 2) PREPARE FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Download: 2019 Application Guidelines and Instructions (PDF)

Review the Application Guidelines and Instructions and complete each component of the application:

  • Personal information
  • Written submission
  • Supplementary materials: CV and transcript
  • Short video submission
  • Letters of recommendation (handled online)

STEP 3) START YOUR APPLICATION

Applications will be accepted through Monday, October 07, 2019 (11:59 pm PDT [UTC-7]).

Application Form

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