Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program

Friday, August 19, 2022

Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program
Introduction: 
 
The applications for the 2023 Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program are now open 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.
 
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 not a full-time fellowship. Fellows will typically remain in their occupations throughout the fellowship year while participating in the program modules. The program does require participants travel for two, 2-week modules in-person. The program is fully funded at no cost to the participants.
 
Components:
The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program is comprised of the following components:
  • Spring 2023: Leadership Training Program & Study Tour
  • Forum on Leadership for Asia’s Future (Asia)
  • Fall 2023: Leadership Dialogue and Exchange Program
  • Professional Development Award
  • Executive Coaching & Mentoring
Funding Information:
An award of up to US$5,000 will be made available to each selected Fellow. This cash award will allow Fellows the opportunity to design individualized plans to further their leadership skills and relevant professional experience in areas of particular importance to their career growth. Each Fellow will be asked to develop a personalized, year-long work plan that can involve such areas as enrollment in specialized training programs or short courses, language study, travel to attend key regional forums or workshops, or engagement in a series of other enrichment activities.
 
Eligibility Criteria
Asia Foundation Development Fellows must:
 
  • 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 and gender equality, environment, and regional cooperation;
  • Be thoughtful, committed, respected and inspirational leaders within their professional fields and within their larger community;
  • Be under 40 years of age by January 1, 2023;
  • 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 and region where The Asia Foundation has programs: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pacific Islands; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and, Vietnam.


By: CUI
Keywords: Scholarships