Fellowship Ford Foundation, International Fellowships Program (IFP)

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Ford Foundation, International Fellowships Program (IFP)
by enyila on Saturday, October 17th 2009 1 Comment
in Social Tags: Bachelor degree, Fellowship, Undergraduate, United States

An innovative education offering at the East-West Center, the International Fellowships Program (IFP) targets exceptional individuals from marginalized populations in developing nations. Part of a world-wide effort designed and supported through the Ford Foundation, IFP Fellows are drawn from social groups outside metropolitan centers that, historically, have had limited access to higher education and opportunities to learn English. Often mid-career community leaders with a strong interest in issues of equity and justice, these students undertake graduate work in a range of academic disciplines. One of the East-West Center’s contributions as a strategic partner of the International Fellowships Foundation has been to provide a pathway for otherwise highly qualified Fellows to achieve English language proficiency through intensive English language instruction at the University of Hawai’i and Hawai’i Pacific University, where they enter graduate degree programs once language proficiency is achieved.

IFP Fellows receive individually focused academic guidance and support from EWC staff and the opportunity to further their leadership abilities, cross-cultural skills, and knowledge of the Asia Pacific region while living and learning within the community of students and scholars at the Center. IFP Fellows plan to use their graduate education to become more effective leaders in their respective fields, further equitable development in their home countries, and promote greater economic and social justice worldwide.

Fellowships target exceptional individuals, with academic talent and community leadership experience, from marginalized populations in developing nations. Fellows are drawn from social groups outside metropolitan centers that, historically, have had limited access to higher education.

Type of study: Post-baccalaureate degree directly enhancing professional knowledge, career skills, and leadership capacity in a discipline or field corresponding to the Foundation’s areas of endeavor.

Eligibility: Countries currently represented at the EWC: China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Check the Ford IFP web site for complete list of eligible countries.

Provisions: Tuition and fees, graduate residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, living stipend, family fund, professional enhancement fund, and round-trip airfare.

Application deadline: Refer to the Ford Foundation, International Fellowships Program web site below.

For more information: www.fordifp.net and scholarships@eastwestcenter.org

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