Fully Funded Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program 2019 in South Korea, Indonesia, and USA is by The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program. The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program is a dynamic and multifaceted learning program designed for highly talented Asian individuals, under age 40, to enhance their leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure. The program reflects the Foundation’s six-decade tradition of investing in the region’s most promising future leaders. The 2019 program will consist of two intensive modules, including two weeks in Asia and another two weeks in the United States, allowing Fellows to stay in their current occupations during the Fellowship year
The 2019 program will be conducted in South Korea, Indonesia, and USA (San Francisco, and Washington DC) and includes a flexible small grant award of US $5,000.
All program expenses are covered, including costs for coursework and programming, airfares and local transportation, lodging and meals, visa fees, and health and accident insurance. Fellows also receive a Professional Development Award of up to US$5,000 for their own personalized professional development plan.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Asia Foundation Development Fellows must:
The program is highly competitive. Staff from The Asia Foundation will evaluate each application thoroughly and narrow down the pool of applicants. Final selections will be conducted by a distinguished committee with expertise on Asia’s needs and development conditions. Fellows will be chosen without regard to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, marital status, or financial need. All submitted application information will be treated as confidential unless stated otherwise in the application. The identities of nominees will also remain confidential throughout the final selection process.
2019 PROGRAM DATES
The 2019 program will be conducted in South Korea, Indonesia, and USA (San Francisco, and Washington DC).
August 23, 2018: Application opens
October 22, 2018 (Monday, 11:59pm PDT [UTC-7]): Application deadline
January 2019: Selection finalized
April 13-27, 2019: South Korea – Leadership Training Program; Indonesia – Workshop on Asian Development
September 8-24, 2019: USA – Leadership Dialogue and Exchange