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ICWA Fellowship Program for International Applicants, 2013/14

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Institute of Current World Affairs is offering two year fellowship program to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting a fellow who carries out a program of self-designed, independent study abroad for a minimum of two years. International fellows can apply for this fellowship but candidates must show strong and credible ties to US society. The Institute provides fellows with sufficient funding to allow them and their families to live in good health and reasonable comfort and to fulfill the purposes of the fellowship.

Study Subject (s): Applicants must present a strong rationale for the topic of their proposed fellowship. Areas of particular interest to the Institute include the Arab Middle East, Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, but candidates may seek fellowships in any country.
Course Level: ICWA offers two year fellowship programme.
Scholarship Provider: Institute of Current World Affairs
Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad

Eligibility:

  • It is expected from candidates to have the necessary language skills to allow for them to carry out their proposed project.
  • Candidates proposing to go to China, Russia, Indonesia, India, or Brazil, for example, should have proficiency in Chinese, Russian, Bahasa, Hindi (or another relevant language) or Portuguese.
  • It is too costly and time consuming to start from scratch, so we expect enough language proficiency so that candidates are able to function in the local language within a few months of arriving in the country. -Exceptions have been made for unusual languages or situations, but these are rare.
  • 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 in the United States is our ultimate purpose, out of a belief that the United States needs the knowledge and wisdom that our Fellows acquire.
  • While we expect candidates to design projects of topical interest, the fellowships are not aimed at covering news events.
  • We do not send fellows into war zones, or places where security concerns prevent fellows from interacting with the local populace.
  • Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to propose fellowships in areas that interest them.
  • They must present a strong rationale for the topic of their proposed fellowship.
  • Areas of particular interest to the Institute include the Arab Middle East, Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, but candidates may seek fellowships in any country.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International fellows can apply this fellowship as U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society.

Scholarship Description: The ICWA fellowship program aims to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting a Fellow who carries out a program of self-designed, independent study abroad for a minimum of two years. We do not support degree programs at universities. Candidates are encouraged to browse the ICWA archives on this website to see the kind of projects that the Institute had previously supported. The fellowships amount to a generous investment in the future of the Fellow. A primary selection criterion is whether a candidate is ready for the rapid personal growth that the fellowship makes possible. We look for candidates who are sufficiently prepared to take advantage of the opportunity we offer, but extensive professional experience in the proposed area is not always an advantage. Fellowships are aimed at developing knowledge and professional skills, not awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already have them.

Number of award (s): Not Known

Duration of award (s): Duration of fellowship is about two years.

What does it cover? The Institute provides full financial support for its fellows and their immediate families. “Full financial support” does not mean unlimited financial support, and fellows are expected to live and spend modestly. The Institute provides fellows with sufficient funding to allow them and their families to live in good health and reasonable comfort and to fulfill the purposes of the fellowship.

Selection Criteria: A primary selection criterion is whether a candidate is ready for the rapid personal growth that the fellowship makes possible.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. Those interested in applying for an Institute of Current World Affairs fellowship should send an initial letter of interest and a resume to Executive Director Steven Butler, briefly outlining the proposed project and explaining the personal background and professional experience that would qualify them for the fellowship they have in mind. They should describe the activities they would like to carry out during two years overseas and enclose a resume or curriculum vitae.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is August 1, 2013 – For Initial letter of interest and resume. These are preferred by email, however, fax and regular mail are also accepted. September 1, 2013 – For candidates invited to submit full applications.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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