• Fully Funded

The McCain Institute’s flagship program is the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, designed to identify, train, network and empowers a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world.

Applications and nominations are now open! Geared to mid-career professionals, this yearlong, fully funded professional development program empowers emerging global leaders through the McCain Institute’s tailored professional development experience. The program offers a unique blend of professional development, exposure to top-level policymakers and formal training in leadership.



United States


  • The McCain Institute provides each NGL a stipend that covers all standard living costs for a year
  • Each participant receives the stipend amount monthly, covering expenses such as rent, utilities, food and any other regular costs
  • The stipend amount varies depending on the cost of living in the participant’s placement city
  • Added to the stipend is travel allowance that NGLs may use for professional travel in support of their LAP’s during the program year.
  • The overall stipend is separate from the program related cost, such as travel to and from leadership training modules, module lodgings and per diem for the duration of program modules are covered by the McCain Institute separately
  • Per visa regulations the McCain Institute also covers health insurance and workers comp



  • Applicants should be in their mid-career
  • Possess working proficiency in English with a high-degree of professional academic and work achievements
  • Aspiring Next Generation Leaders must demonstrate commitment to highest level of ethical leadership
  • Show decisive recommendations that substantiate their leadership qualities and make a commitment to return to their home environment at the end of the program year
Eligible Regions: Open For All

Application Process

Apply online through the given link

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Application ClosedOfficial link

For Further Queries

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