Institute of Current World Affair Fellowship Program: Cultivating deep Expertise in Countries and Cultures!

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.

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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.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • 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.

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  1. Avatar Oluwatoyin Salau says

    What about giving opportunities to those who are above 36 knowledge has no limitation and the more the spectrum is enlarged the better as it will provide mixture of experience that can be a pivot for development of best practice.

    • Avatar Deepika Singh says

      Hi Oluwatoyin,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants and scholarships. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      We appreciate your concern towards learning but unfortunately for this particular program age limit is a criteria. You can find a good range of opportunities and programmes at

      Also For more information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more , please visit the link provided in the last line at the end of the post.

      Thank You!