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
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.
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