2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program is a dynamic and multifaceted learning program designed for highly talented Asian individuals, to enhance their leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure.

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program is comprised of the following five components:

  1. Leadership Training Program 

The Leadership Training Program features an intensive one-week course with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea.

  1. Workshop on Asian Development

Immediately following the Leadership Training component is a one-week study tour program involving leading development practitioners and thinkers, recognized policy leaders, and academics who will help Fellows explore various approaches that deliver positive impact and advance development knowledge.

  1. Leadership Dialogue and Exchange

Fellows will take part in a leadership dialogue and exchange program in the United States, providing important opportunities to extend personal bonds with their cohort, as well as building international perspectives and networks of support and inspiration.

  1. Professional Development Award

An award of up to US$5,000 will be made available to each of the selected Fellows.

Conditions / Eligibility

The candidates / Fellows must:

  1. 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;
  2. Be under 40 years of age by January 1, 2020;
  3. Be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required);
  4. Be available and able to participate in all program components on the program dates specified; and
  5. Nationality: 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.

Fellowship  / Benefits

The program will be conducted in South Korea, Indonesia, and USA and includes a flexible small grant award of USD 5,000.

Application Procedure

In order to apply you should review the Application Guidelines and Instructions and complete each component of the application:

  1. Personal information;
  2. Written submission;
  3. Supplementary materials: CV and transcript;
  4. Short video submission;
  5. Letters of recommendation (handled online).
Quick Overview———
Organization The Asia Foundation
Level Research award
Country USA
Subject areas All disciplines
Award value small grant award of USD 5,000
Eligibility Open to Asian countries
Deadline Monday, October 7, 2019
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