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About the Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program & U.S. Diversity Fellowship

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program provides leadership training through seminars with Third-sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework.  Fellowship awards are available for emerging leaders at community foundations, at place-based grantmaking organizations and/or institutions that support community philanthropy.

Young professionals interested in strengthening community philanthropy and building capacity in local Third-sector institutions are encouraged to apply. This year's Fellows will be selected from abroad and also from communities of color under-represented in the U.S. grantmaking sector.

Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project. In addition, they attend weekly seminars, explore work of key agencies and foundations, meet with nonprofit leaders and study U.S. and international community foundation models.

                                                                        Photo by Amal A. Muḥammad

The 2013 Emerging Leaders International Fellows are (back, standing, left to right):

Dresda Emma Mendez de la Brena, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico; Vu Giao, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam;

Joanna Bevan, London, England, UK and

(front, seated, left to right): Valentina Lodola-Rahaman, Brooklyn, New York, US and Milan, Italy;

Nicole Nieman, Cape Town, South Africa; and Ida Adolfova, Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic.

In addition to offering fellowship awards for the study of community foundations, the Center accepts proposals that explore other Third-Sector/civil society topics from applicants interested in participating on a tuition basis or with financial support from their home institutions.

 

Acknowledgements:  The Center gratefully acknowledges the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation for its core support for the International Fellows Program.  Additional support for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Program was provided by generous contributions from individual, institutional and anonymous donors.

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The 2014 Program

  The program will run from Monday September 22 to Friday December 12, 2014.

  The program focus will be community foundations and local place-based giving set within the context of the global philanthropic sector.   Additional trends and practices in philanthropy will be covered to provide background and to address the research interests of all participating Fellows.

  Drawing on the seminars, readings, discussions with leaders in the field, and the Fellows' own experiences, each participant will produce a research paper (approx. 20-25 pages) on their findings, which will be presented in the seminar. The papers should include recommendations for the development, adaptation or expansion of community grantmaking or another approved topic. It is expected that these recommendations will consider the variety of community foundation experiences around the globe, and will reflect the particular political, social, economic and legal frameworks in the Fellows' home countries.

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Eligibility and Selection

  The program is open to practitioners and researchers in the US and overseas.

  College or university degree and strong spoken and written English language skills are required.

TOEFL scores or the equivalent are requested from those whose education was in a language other than English.  Alternately, please provide a statement describing your facility with the English language within your professional sphere.

  Applicants should have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the nonprofit/NGO/grantmaking field.

  Award recipients must have a strong institutional base and be well-placed to implement research recommendations.

  Preference is given to candidates who are 1) affiliated with a community foundation or initiatives to support community philanthropy development, and 2) who illustrate in their proposals a clear interest in furthering the work of community foundations and strengthening the local culture of philanthropy.

  Candidates affiliated with other institutions in the philanthropy sector who submit proposals on current trends and practices in philanthropy (other than community foundations) may apply for consideration on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors.

  A select number of full fellowship awards are available, which cover tuition, accommodations and other program-related costs.  These are earmarked for citizens of countries other than the United States or for Americans from communities under-represented in the grantmaking sector.

  Participation on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors is open to all, regardless of country of origin or residence. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements detailed above to be considered for participation on a tuition or sponsorship basis. For further details, please send an e-mail request to cpcs@gc.cuny.edu.

  The selection of program participants will be made by a committee of leaders from the Third Sector.  _______________________________________________________________________________

The Award

  Full fellowship awards cover the costs of tuition, single-room dormitory accommodations with shared facilities at International House (adjacent to Columbia University) in Manhattan, medical insurance, program materials, local meetings, local travel and other selected program-related costs.

 

  Tuition-based or institutionally-supported appointments may also be made, pending approval by the selection committee.

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Online Application Form

•  To apply, prospective candidates should complete and submit the online application form. Applications may also be forwarded via fax or postal mail.

  If you have already submitted an application for the 2014 Emerging Leaders and Diversity Fellows Program, you do not need to submit a second application.

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Important Dates

Submission Deadlines

•  For non-U.S. citizens: Friday June 7, 2014. 

•  For individuals living and working in the United States: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and may currently be submitted for review.

 

Notification of Application Status

Notifications of whether an applicant has been accepted will be forwarded via e-mail during the week of July 1 to each individual who has submitted a complete application package (including a CV and proposal) for consideration.

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Queries should be addressed to cpcs@gc.cuny.eduPlease indicate "ELIFP 14" in the subject line.

 

 

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