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Location: United States of America.
Date: September 15 – November 30, 2015.

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.

Course Level: 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.

Eligibility:

  • The 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.
  • 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society 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.

Cost:

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.

Application Process:

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.

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Location: United States of America.Date: September 15 - November 30, 2015. 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...
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