The East-West Center is pleased to accept applications for the 2019 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship (APLP), August – December 2019. The APLP is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region and a signature program of the East West Center.
Fellows have at least five years of professional work experience and normally 8 to 10. APLP Fellows must have at least a three year Bachelor’s degree, and 56% of each cohort will also have completed a Masters degree. Cohorts typically have representation from over 18 countries and from every type of academic and professional background (as examples: science, business, development, politics, government, civil society, medicine, religious orders, art, finance, academia, or research). The age of participants ranges from mid 20s to mid 40s with an average of 32 years old.
Eligibility criteria: Bachelor’s degree – applicants must have at least a three-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.  At least five years of work experience.  A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Indo-Asia Pacific region through professional work, study or living experience.  There are no citizenship, age, or ethnicity restrictions.
Desirable qualifications: Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms.  Willingness to engage fully in experiential leadership development training.  Deep involvement in a specific organization, business or community impact initiative (applicants must explain how, with their home-based teams, they will experiment with the leadership strategies learned in APLP).  International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence, language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure.  Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.
The fellowship covers:
The majority of program expenses (accommodation, living expenses, etc.)
About the East-West Center:
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.
- Opportunity Targeting
- Mid Career Professionals
- Partial funding
- Opportunity Coverage
- Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance, Other
- Opportunity will take place in
- United States
- Required Documents
- Required Specialties
- All Specialties
- Educational Level
- Required Languages