The East-West Center is accepting fellowship applications from candidates possessing outstanding intellectual promise, high leadership potential, and commitment to serve the development needs of their countries for ‘Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP)’ 2014. The major aim of the fellowship program is to empower young leaders from across the Pacific Islands region to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments.
The leadership program curriculum focuses on applied leadership skills, future scenario planning, social entrepreneurship and risk analysis, climate change and environmental stewardship, international relations, and public health. The fellowship covers funding for tuition and course materials, residence hall room costs, health insurance, a living stipend, round-trip airfare to Honolulu, roundtrip airfare from Honolulu to Taipei, and SEVIS fees for J-1 visas [if required]. The program will begin in August and end in November 2014.
Eligibility Criteria –
Applicants must be the citizens from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Early- to mid-career professionals, spanning the ages of approximately 25-38, from all professional backgrounds (government, business, environment, NGOs, health, media, agriculture, education and others) are eligible for the fellowship program.
For more information, please visit Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan page.