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Asia Foundation Development Fellowship 2020, Application, Dates

Asia Foundation Development Fellowship Program 2020 

Asia Foundation Development Fellowship 2020A call for applications is released by the Asia Foundation for Asia Development Fellowship Program 2020. The 2020 program will consist of two intensive modules, including two weeks in Asia and two weeks in the United States, allowing Fellows to stay in their current occupations during the Fellowship year.

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  • The Development Fellows program reflects The Asia Foundation’s six-decade tradition of investing in the region’s most promising future leaders
  • Each year, the program brings together an accomplished group of emerging change makers (under 40 years of age)-NGO and civil society leaders, government officials and policymakers, social entrepreneurs, journalists, environmentalists, and academics-who are deeply committed to building an inclusive Asia
  • The 2020 program will consist of two intensive modules, including two weeks in Asia and another two weeks in the United States, allowing Fellows to stay in their current occupations during the Fellowship year.

Benefits Provided

  • The 2020 Program will be conducted in South Korea, Sri Lanka, and USA (San Francisco, New York, and Washington DC) with a flexible small grant award of US $5,000 provided.
  • The Program covers all the expenses occurring during the course of the programme including Air fare, costs for coursework and programme, local transportation expenses, lodging & meals, visa fees and Health & Accident Insurance
  • Day Living Allowance will also be given to the candidates

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Asia Foundation Development Fellowship 2020 Important Dates

  • Application opens 19th August 2019
  • Application Deadline: October 7, 2019 (Monday, 11:59 pm PDT [UTC-7])
  • Selection finalized January 2020
  • Laos – Leadership Dialogue and Exchange, Part 1: March 21 – April 2, 2020
  • Singapore – Forum on Leadership for Asia’s Future: At the Front lines of Change Development Fellows Alumni Gathering: April 3-5, 2020
  • USA – Leadership Dialogue and Exchange, Part 2: September 12-26, 2020

Eligibility for Asia Foundation Development Fellowship 2020

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, 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 01st January 2020;
  • 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.
  • Please carefully read the Eligibility and Selection criteria above, including our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Selection Process for Asia Foundation Fellowship 2020

  • The program is highly competitive. Staff from The Asia Foundation will evaluate each application thoroughly and narrow down the pool of applicants. Final selections will be conducted by a committee of distinguished experts with expertise on Asia’s needs and development conditions
  • Fellows will be chosen without regard to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, marital status, or financial need

Asia Foundation Development Fellowship Application Procedure

  • The willing applicants have to visit the official web portal of Asia Foundation and needs to enter some details and write-ups like, work experience, education qualification and other details
  • The brief write-ups should be provided in the mentioned topics. Download 2020 Application Guidelines and Instructions (PDF)
  • Provide a details of minimum two references

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