Opportunites for youth

Fully Funded Fellowship 2015

Opportunities for Youth

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows 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.

Deadline: November 12, 2014

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

Age requirement: Be under 40 years of age by the time of selection: January 1, 2015;

The 2015 program has five components:

– Leadership Training Program [Singapore] – Workshop on Asian Development [Nepal] – Leadership Dialogue and Exchange [U.S.A.] – Professional Development Award of up to US$5,000
– Mentoring

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA

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 of selection: January 1, 2015;
  • 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.

  • For further information, you may also direct your inquiries to the Asia Foundation Development Fellows staff at development.fellows@asiafound.org.

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