2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program and U.S. Diversity Fellowship, USA


2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program and U.S. Diversity Fellowship, USA , and applications are submitted till June 1, 2015 -For citizens of countries other than the United States who are residing outside the U.S. ; June 30, 2015 -For United States residents outside the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut area. The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society invites applications for Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program available for practitioners and researchers in the US and overseas. This program is open for emerging leaders at community foundations, at place-based grant making organizations and/or institutions that support community philanthropy. Full fellowship awards are available for for citizens of countries other than the United States or for Americans from communities under-represented in the grant making sector. Participation on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors is open to all, regardless of country of origin or residence. Fellows are based at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project. Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Fellowships (This is a fellowship program that provides leadership training through seminars with Third-sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework at Graduate Center of The City University of New York)

Field(s): The program focus will be community foundations and local place-based giving set within the context of the global philanthropic sector. Additional trends and practices in philanthropy will be covered to provide background and to address the research interests of all participating Fellows.

Deadline: June 1, 2015 -For citizens of countries other than the United States who are residing outside the U.S. ; June 30, 2015 -For United States residents outside the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut area. July 31, 2015 For United States residents of the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut area.

Funded By: The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program is targeted for Full fellowship awards 

are available for for citizens of countries other than the United States or for Americans from communities under-represented in the grant making sector. Participation on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors is open to all, regardless of country of origin or residence.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: not specified

Scholarship Tenure : The program will run from September 15 to Monday November 30, 2015.

Scholarship covers: Full fellowship awards cover the costs of tuition, single-room dormitory accommodations with shared facilities at International House (adjacent to Columbia University) in Manhattan, medical insurance, program materials, local meetings, local travel and other selected program-related costs. Tuition-based or institutionally-supported appointments may also be made, pending approval by the selection committee.

Description

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program provides leadership training through seminars with Third-sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework.

Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project.

In addition, they attend weekly seminars, explore work of key agencies and foundations, meet with nonprofit leaders and study U.S. and international community foundation models.

The 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows program is geared to young scholar-practitioners interested in strengthening community philanthropy and building capacity in local Third-sector institutions.

Emerging leaders at community foundations and similar place-based grantmaking organizations are especially encouraged to apply. This year’s Fellows will be selected from abroad and also from communities of color under-represented in the U.S. grantmaking sector.

Eligibility

‣ The 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program is open to practitioners and researchers in the US and overseas.

‣  College or university degree and strong spoken and written English language skills are required. TOEFL scores or the equivalent are requested from those whose education was in a language other than English. Alternately, please provide a statement describing your facility with the English language within your professional sphere.

‣  Applicants should have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the nonprofit/NGO/grant making field.

‣  Award recipients must have a strong institutional base and be well-placed to implement research recommendations.

‣  Preference is given to candidates who are 1) affiliated with a community foundation or initiatives to support the development of community philanthropy organizations and practice, and 2) who illustrate in their proposals a clear interest in furthering the work of community foundations and strengthening the local culture of philanthropy.

‣ 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program Candidates affiliated with other institutions in the philanthropy sector who submit proposals on current trends and practices in philanthropy (other than community foundations) may apply for consideration on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors.

‣  A select number of full fellowship awards are available, which cover tuition, accommodations and other program-related costs. These are earmarked for citizens of countries other than the United States or for Americans from communities under-represented in the grant making sector.

‣  Participation on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors is open to all, regardless of country of origin or residence. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements detailed above to be considered for participation on a tuition or sponsorship basis.

Selection Criteria for 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program

‣ Preference is given to candidates who are 1) affiliated with a community foundation or initiatives to support community philanthropy development, and 2) who illustrate in their proposals a clear interest in furthering the work of community foundations and strengthening the local culture of philanthropy.

Notification for 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program

‣ Notifications of whether an applicant has been accepted into the program will be forwarded via e-mail on or before of July 7 to each individual who has submitted a complete application package (including a CV and proposal) for consideration. 

‣ Owing to a high volume of interest in the program, notification of status will not be sent in response to incomplete submissions which lack a proposal or other critical elements.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ To apply, prospective candidates should complete and submit the Online Application form .

 Applicants who use the application form in PDF should send the completed form as an e-mail attachment along with the required documents. Alternatively they may mail the application documents. 

‣ Application dossiers must include two letters of reference. Applicants are responsible for providing their referees with the link to the online recommendation form. One or both letters should be from individuals who know the applicant in a professional (rather than an academic) capacity.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadlines are:

-June 1, 2015 -For citizens of countries other than the United States who are residing outside the U.S.  ; June 30, 2015 -For United States residents outside the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut area. July 31, 2015 -For United States residents of the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut area.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

 It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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