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2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program

13 September, 2018 - 21 October, 2018


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.

Funding: fully funded

Important Dates:

  • 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


  1. Leadership Training Program
  2. Workshop on Asian Development
  3. Leadership Dialogue and Exchange
  4. Professional Development Award
  5. Mentoring

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • Have a demonstrable record of experience and accomplishment related to The Asia Foundation’s fields of expertise: governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation;
  • Be thoughtful, committed, respected and inspirational leaders within their professional fields and within their larger community;
  • Be under 40 years of age by January 1, 2019;
  • Be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required);
  • Be available and able to participate in all program components on the program dates specified; and
  • Be resident nationals or citizens of the following countries where The Asia Foundation has programs: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and, Vietnam.

Required Documents:

  • Personal information
  • Written submission
  • Supplementary materials: CV and transcript
  • Short video submission
  • Letters of recommendation (handled online)

Apply here.

For more information, please download the Application Guideline Instruction or visit the official website.

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13 September, 2018
21 October, 2018
Event Category:


Asia Foundation


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