Deadline: 1 March 2016
The Institute of Current World Affair (ICWA) is seeking applications for ICWA fellowship program to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. ICWA achieve this by supporting a Fellow over a two year period, during which she or he carries out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study abroad.
Fellowships are aimed at developing advanced knowledge and professional skills, not awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already possess them.
The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) identifies and cultivates rare potential by immersing promising young professionals in the study of a country, region, or globally important issue, positioning them to become leaders in their fields.
- Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest.
- U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society
- A proposed Fellowship must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends.
- Public service, social activism or contribution to wider understanding in the United States is our ultimate purpose, out of a belief that the public can benefit from the knowledge and wisdom that our Fellows acquire.
- Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English language skills and must have completed the current phase of their formal education
- Candidates have the necessary language skills to allow them to carry out their proposed project.
- Selected Fellows are expected to depart for their Fellowship within six months of their selection.
- ICWA Fellows are not permitted to return to the U.S. at any point during the two years of their fellowship, as ICWA Fellowships are meant to be completely immersive.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can submit their applications via post at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Institute of Current World Affair.