Asia Leadership Fellow Program 2017 for Asian Students in Japan

Asia Leadership Fellow Program 2017 for Asian Students in Japan

Applications are invited for Asia Leadership Fellowship Program for collaborative and individual research/exchange activities. The ALFP is open to citizens of Northeast, Southeast and South-Asian countries and regions, aged 35 to 59, inclusive. During the program in Japan, the Fellows from diverse backgrounds reside in the center of Tokyo and actively engage in group discussions and dialogue with counterparts in Japan from different fields and sectors. The program period is from September 5 to October 28, 2017. Applicants must have a good command of English to engage in deep and substantial discussions in English.

Level: Fellowship is available for collaborative and individual research/exchange activities.

Field(s): Applicants have to ‪actively engage in group discussions and dialogue with counterparts in Japan from different fields and sectors. The general theme for 2016 is “Seeking Our Commons in Asia: How Can We Create Visions for the Future?”.

Deadline: December 22, 2016.

Funded By: The International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2017 Asia Leadership Fellow Program is targeted for Citizens from Northeast-, Southeast- and South-Asian countries and regions can apply for this Leadership Fellowship Program.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: A maximum of nine fellows selected from Northeast, Southeast and South-Asian countries and regions.

Scholarship Duration: The program period is from September 5 to October 28, 2017. Fellows are required to spend the entire program period at the International House of Japan in Tokyo except for the one-week individual activities period in October. Families cannot be accommodated for the duration of the Program.

Scholarship covers: The 2017 Asia Leadership Fellow program will provide each fellow with the following:

  • Round-trip airfare between Tokyo and the city where the fellow is based.
  • A daily allowance (to cover accommodations, meals and other incidentals)
  • Medical insurance during the Program in Japan
  • Other costs related to group activities set by the Program

Description

‣ In 1996, the International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation jointly launched the Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP).

‣ The ALFP seeks to create a close, personal and professional network of public intellectuals in Asia, deeply rooted in and committed to civil society beyond their own cultural, disciplinary and geopolitical backgrounds.

‣ During the program in Japan, the 2017 Asia Leadership Fellow Program Fellows from diverse backgrounds reside in the center of Tokyo and actively engage in group discussions and dialogue with counterparts in Japan from different fields and sectors. Since the initiation of the program, over 100 Fellows from 17 Asian countries from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds have participated to date.

‣ The ALFP believes that the fellows’ critical voices against the status quo and proposals for alternative solutions will lead to the development of new norms and value-orientations for the future of the region and beyond.

Eligibility

 

‣ The 2017 Asia Leadership Fellow Program is open to citizens of Northeast-, Southeast- and South-Asian countries and regions, aged 35 to 59, inclusive.

‣ Applicants must have a good command of English to engage in deep and substantial discussions in English.

‣ Applicants need to have a solid background in their own professions and have access to a wide audience in their country or region through publications, teaching, media, performance, etc. to disseminate their thoughts and findings.

‣ There is no prescribed set of professions for an ALFP fellow; the professions of past fellows include, but are not limited to, academia, journalism, business, national and local politics, education, administration, the arts, publications, and NGO and non-profit activities.

Selection Criteria for 2017 Asia Leadership Fellow Program

‣ ALFP seeks public intellectuals who are deeply rooted in and committed to civil society beyond their own cultural, disciplinary and geopolitical backgrounds.

‣ More particularly, they are looking for those individuals who:

  • Have demonstrated a certain degree of achievement in their profession and have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability.
  • Are willing to go beyond their discipline or field of specialty and to engage in constructive discussions with other fellows who have diverse specialties and cultural backgrounds.
  • Are able to accept different ways of thinking, think tolerantly and alternatively about cultural values, and are willing to develop new social norms and value-orientations in order to build an equitable civil society in the region.
  • -Have concrete means of dissemination/communication to bring about social and/or intellectual impact in one’s community/country/region/world, in order to solve the problems facing global society today, from the broader perspective for the common public good and humanitarian causes.
  • Have a good command of English that will enable one to communicate and engage in deep/substantial discussions in English.

Notification:

‣ Applicants will be notified by April 2017.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants should submit the following documents by post to the ALFP Secretariat. All documents should be A4 size.

‣ Use only staplers and/or paper clips; do not bind them together with a ring binder or the like.

1. Designated Application Form (pp. 6-7), completed, dated and signed.

2. Curriculum Vitae in English. This must not exceed 5 pages in length.

3. An essay of 500-1000 words in English

4. Two Letters of Recommendation, signed and sealed (using the designated form; pp. 8-9), from people familiar with your work who can comment on your professional achievements.

5. Two samples of recent written works in English, less than 10 pages in length (short essays, newspaper articles, etc.). Written samples that are related to your reason for applying for the ALFP or to the 2015 general theme are preferred.

Application Form

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on December 22, 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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