The East-West Center and the Pacific Community are presenting the Rising Pacific Islands Leaders (RPIL) Fellowship program at the University of Hawaii for the academic year 2023-2024.
The fellowship program will provide individuals from a Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL)-member country/territory/State of Hawai’i. The opportunity is available for talented candidates to enhance their leadership capacities and build a network with other leaders from across the Pacific and the US. Successful applicants will get several awards.
An incalculable chance for students to study in the USA.
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The East-West Center enables more profitable connections and comprehension among the people and countries of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific via joint study, research, and dialogue.
Why apply to this program? The East-West Center and Technical Interchange between East and West is a teaching and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to support relationships and understanding among the public and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States via joint study, research, and conference.
Application Deadline: 17 March 2023.
- University or Organization: East-West Center
- Department: NA
- Course Level: Graduate
- Award: Varies
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: NA
- Nationality: International
- The award can be taken in the USA
- Eligible Countries: Candidates must be citizens of one of the following Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL) Member countries: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawai’i, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu are eligible to apply.
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for a graduate degree program in any subject offered by the university
- Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Applicants must be Citizens and bona fide residents of a PICL member country/territory/State of Hawai’i: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawai’i, Kiribati, and Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
- Applicants are bona fide residents of a PICL member country/territory/State of Hawai’i if they have resided there for a minimum of 5 years preceding acceptance into the fellowship.
- Bachelor’s degree. Exceptions may be considered based on other relevant experience and qualifications.
- The program is aimed at early- to mid-career professionals, spanning the ages of approximately 21-35.
- A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated impact in your professional career and/or local community.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: The Rising Pacific Islands Leaders (RPIL) Fellowship application will be switching to an online application. In the application, there are fields in which the following pieces need to be uploaded or input directly to complete their application.
- Supporting Documents: Students must be ready to submit all the following documents:
- Two letters of reference
- Application Form (fellable on the application website)
- Transcripts from all prior undergraduate study
- Personal Statements (prompts for the personal statements are on the application website)
- Admission Requirements: Complete educational requirements for admission to the University of Hawai‘i (Bachelor’s degree exceptions may be considered based on other relevant experience and qualifications).
- Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
East-West Center is providing the following provisions:
- Roundtrip airfare between the home country and Honolulu, Hawai’i
- Roundtrip airfare between Honolulu, Hawai’i, and Washington, DC
- Ground transportation and airport transfers in Honolulu and Washington, DC
- Lodging in an EWC housing facility in Honolulu and hotel accommodations in Washington, DC
- Living stipend during the program
- Health insurance
- Course materials
- SEVIS and visa application fees (if applicable)