Community Solutions Fellowship for Developing Countries in USA , 2017/18 


Community Solutions Fellowship for developing Countries , and applications are submitted till November 18, 2016 12:00pm EST. IREX is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Community Solutions Fellowship Program. Fellowships are open for developing countries is awarded for duration of four months at U.S. community-based non-profit or other organizations, government offices or legislative bodies. The Community Solutions Program is conducted as a merit-based open competition. Fellowships are open for developing countries is awarded for duration of four months. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Fellowship is awarded for professional development program.

Field(s): Fellowship is provided for best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women & Gender Issues.

Deadline: November 18, 2016 12:00pm EST.

Funded By: CSP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX.


Beneficiaries(Target Groups):Community Solutions Fellowship is targeted for International Students like ..Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe


East Asia and the Pacific: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam
Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, and Turkey
South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Burma, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
Near East & North Africa: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and West Bank/Gaza
Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: Fellowship is awarded for duration of four months.

Scholarship covers: J-1 visa support
-Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to the U.S.
-Accident and sickness insurance
-Living Allowance to cover housing, meals and incidentals

Description

The Community Solutions Fellowship program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency and Accountability; Tolerance and Conflict Resolution; Environmental Issues; and, Women and Gender Issues. Up to sixty-five eligible individuals will be selected to receive the 2015-2016 Community Solutions Program fellowship and will participate in:

-A Four-month U.S. Fellowship: Leaders are placed in U.S. community-based, non-profit or government offices across the U.S. where they work with American community leaders.
-Community Leadership Institute (CLI): Leaders will develop practical leadership and organizational management skills through online and in-person training.
-Follow-on Projects: Leaders, in partnership with their U.S. host organizations, will develop follow-on community development projects or initiatives to be completed upon return to their home countries.

Eligibility

To apply for Community Solutions Fellowship , candidates meet the following requirements :

Public applications are accepted. 

Participants must:

  • Be community leaders, ages 25-38, currently working on a community engagement initiative in their home countries;
  • Have at least two years of professional experience in this capacity at the time of application;
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application;
  • Be from one of the participating countries.

Selection criteria for Community Solutions Fellowship

‣ The Community Solutions Program is conducted as a merit-based open competition.

‣ After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semi-finalists will be interviewed by a panel and will take an English language exam or submit existing TOEFL or IELTS scores. All applicants will be notified of their status by spring 2015.

‣ Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  • Working/volunteering on substantive community projects for non-profits, government offices, or community-based organizations; preference will be given to applicants of local organizations.
  • Knowledge of and experience in one or more of the four CSP fellowship themes (Women and Gender Issues, Transparency and Accountability, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Issues);
  • Leadership experience and potential;
  • Professional and program goals;
  • Follow-on project idea;
  • Intercultural/English language skills;
  • Preference will be given to individuals with four (4) months or more academic exchange or professional training experience in the United States.

Notification:

‣ Finalists and alternates will be notified in February-March 2017.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants should submit applications via online.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on November 18, 2016 12:00pm EST.View IREX's website for more information. 

‣ 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.

For more Information about Community Solutions Fellowship


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