The Asia Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows program’ to provide 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.

Funding brief: 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. The year-long professional advancement program draws on The Asia Foundation’s extensive 18-country network and deep expertise working with innovative leaders and communities across the region.

The program is designed to be a multifaceted experience, involving intensive learning modules–short courses, conferences, and study tours in Asia and the US–to enhance leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure.

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program is designed to be a multifaceted experience, enhancing leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure for Asian professionals. The program also provides the flexibility for Fellows to custom-tailor their own professional development component and to stay in their current occupations while participating in the program’s rigorous modules. The program is comprised of the following five components:
1) The Leadership Training Program offered in partnership with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea;
2) The Workshop on Asian Development, held each year in a different Asian nation;
3) A two-week leadership dialogue and study tour opportunity in the U.S.;
4) A flexible professional development stipend/ award of US$5,000; and
5) A mentoring component allowing Fellows to tap into The Asia Foundation’s extensive human resources and thematic expertise.

The application period starts in the fall of each year. A selection committee, comprised of distinguished specialists, then makes their final decision at the beginning of the following year. The Fellows will be recognized over a year-long period from January 1 through December 31.

Donor Name: The Asia Foundation
Funding name: 2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows program

Deadline: October, 22nd, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time USA

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
● The Workshop on Asian Development, held each year in a different Asian nation;
● A two-week leadership dialogue and study tour opportunity in the U.S.;
● A flexible professional development stipend/ award of US$5,000; and
● A mentoring component allowing Fellows to tap into The Asia Foundation’s extensive human resources and thematic expertise.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Asia Foundation Development Fellows must:
● Have a demonstrable record of high achievement, and must show evidence of outstanding potential for professional advancement and significant impact in their chosen field;
● 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;
● Have outstanding personal character and integrity;
● Be thoughtful, committed, respected and inspirational leaders within their professional fields and within their larger community;
● Be under 40 years of age by the time selection: January 1, 2019;
● Be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required);
● Be available and able to participate in all program components on specified dates; no exceptions;
● 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.

Eligible Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

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● FAQ: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

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)

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