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Senior International Fellows Program


The 2008 Senior International Fellows are (left to right; front to back): Jaqueline de Camargo (Brazil), Ekaterina Maksimova (Russia), LuAnn Lovlin (Canada), George Varughese (Afghanistan/Nepal) and Sonia Schellino (Italy).

Senior IFP Fall 2009

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Senior International Fellows Program provides an opportunity for the professional development of Third-Sector practitioners from outside the United States who are decision-makers in their professions. The program is designed to help build Third-Sector capacity in the Fellows’ home countries.

Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they attend weekly seminars, explore the work of key agencies and foundations, meet with nonprofit representatives and study U.S. and international community foundation models.


The research topic for the 2009 program will be community foundations. Proposals for position papers on diaspora philanthropy will also be considered.

Fellows will participate in a 1-month seminar on the U.S. and international voluntary sectors.

The program will run from Monday October 19, 2009 through Friday November 13, 2009.

Based on the seminars, readings, discussions with leaders in the field and the Fellows’ own experiences, each Fellow will produce a position paper with recommendations for the development, adaptation or expansion of community foundations or diaspora philanthropy in his/her country or region. It is expected that these recommendations will draw from the variety of experiences of community and other foundations and will reflect the political, social, economic and legal frameworks in the Fellows’ home countries.

Each fellowship covers the cost of tuition. The Center will also provide furnished accommodations proximate to The Graduate Center, round-trip air tickets for travel to and from New York City and a generous stipend (taxable) to cover research-related and other living expenses.

Tuition-based appointments may also be made pending approval by the selection committee. Tuition information is available upon request.

Special thanks to the following donors for their support of the 2008 Senior Fellows:  

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Compagnia di San Paolo and 

The Winnipeg Foundation.

Eligibility and Selection

The program is open to senior-level practitioners over the age of 35 who are citizens of countries other than the United States. Applicants must speak and write English fluently. Candidates must have a strong institutional base and a clear interest in furthering the work of community foundations or diaspora philanthropy.

Application Procedure

To apply, prospective candidates should click here or go to and follow the instructions.

Application materials must be received no later than Tuesday June 30, 2009.

Awardees will be notified no later than July 30, 2009.