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
IFP Fall 2009
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’
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
research topic for the 2009 program
will be community foundations. Proposals
for position papers on diaspora philanthropy
will also be considered.
will participate in a 1-month seminar
on the U.S. and international voluntary
program will run from Monday
October 19, 2009 through Friday November
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.
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.
appointments may also be made pending
approval by the selection committee.
Tuition information is available upon
thanks to the following donors for
their support of the 2008 Senior Fellows:
Kellogg Foundation, the Charles Stewart
Mott Foundation, Compagnia
di San Paolo and
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.
apply, prospective candidates should
or go to
and follow the instructions.
materials must be received no later
June 30, 2009.
will be notified no later than July