Deadline: 30 June 2014
Open to: community leaders who are living and working in Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Poland and Russia
Fellowship: covers airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses plus a stipend
This annual fellowship is funded by the Ford Motor Company Fund and organized by 92nd Street Y to provide education and support to community leaders engaged in the nonprofit sector. To date, more than 270 individuals from 70 countries have received the Ford Fellowship, which is now in its fourteenth year.
The program includes a three-week residency in New York City and ongoing communication before and after the residency via telephone and email. Fellows are expected to complete reading, writing and group assignments prior to their residency to maximize the value of their fellowship experience and after their residency to evaluate its impact and success.
During the programme, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership at Columbia University’s Picker Center for Executive Education. The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits in New York City and meetings with academic, business, and government leaders. The experience is enhanced by fellows’ residency at 92nd Street Y, a Jewish community and cultural center founded in 1874 that annually serves over 300,000 people of all national, ethnic, religious, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.
The 2014 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y is only accepting applications from community leaders who are:
- Living and working in Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Poland and Russia;
- Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, with several years of leadership experience;
- Candidates from a variety of backgrounds with the aim of creating a group of Fellows who will work well together and offer a diversity of views and experiences are invited to apply;
- Candidates should be emerging leaders addressing issues whose resolution can have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries, and—collectively—on the world;
- Applicants must demonstrate fluency in English, have valid passports, and have regular access to a computer and the Internet;
- They may not be current recipients of other fellowships.
Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship. Each participant receives a stipend upon arrival.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2014.
For further information, please visit the official website.