04-09-2018

Apply for this fellowship at the Institute of Current World Affairs!

ICWA is offering a fellowship to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures for all candidates with a passion for their project country and who are sufficiently prepared to take advantage of this opportunity. If you are interested, apply now!

 

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Organization/Company: The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) identifies and cultivates rare potential by immersing promising young professionals in the study of a country, region or globally important issue, positioning them to become leaders in their fields. Through a unique two-year immersion program crafted over 90 years, the Institute of Current World Affairs has transformed the lives and careers of emerging writers, academics, attorneys and diplomats, as well as experts from the fields of finance, policy and social activism. A prestigious ICWA fellowship provides recipients with the rare gift of time and freedom to explore a region, research a topic and expand their ideas at a formative time in their lives. ICWA fellowship recipients then join a growing community of distinguished professionals who make vital contributions to their fields. ICWA fellows are handpicked from a highly competitive applicant pool, with a diverse set of interests. They share the traits of intense curiosity, a passion for knowledge and openness to new perspectives. The intensive immersion experience of an ICWA fellowship, free from deadlines and career pressures, enables fellows to cultivate their talent and engage with their subject—and themselves—in ways that have a profound impact.

 

Duty Station:  Various destinations

 

Open To: All citizens meeting the requirements

 

Timeframe: unmentioned

 

Deadline: June 15, 2018

 

Job description: ICWA (the Institute of Current World Affairs) is offering a fellowship to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures for those involved. Candidates with a passion for their project country and who are sufficiently prepared to take advantage of the opportunity ICWA is offering , have the best chance of being awarded an ICWA fellowship. Extensive professional experience in the proposed area is not always necessary; fellowships are aimed at developing advanced knowledge and professional skills, not necessarily awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already possess them. Given ICWA's interest in achieving wide geographic distribution over time, they generally are less inclined to select projects in countries where they currently or very recently have had fellows. They are naturally drawn to areas of the world and topics that are less well understood and are relevant to the United States. Candidates are encouraged to browse ICWA’s archives to see the kind of projects that the institute has supported

Topics highlighted in 2018:

- The spread of populism

- Threats to peace and security

- Migration

- Brexit

- Environment

- Post-conflict societies

- The transformation of rural villages

- The effects of technology and innovation on society

 

Qualifications:

- ICWA expects candidates to have the necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed project. Candidates proposing to go to China, Russia, Indonesia, India or Brazil, for example, should have proficiency in Chinese, Russian, Bahasa, Hindi (or another relevant language) or Portuguese

- Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest

- U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society

- Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English-language skills and must have completed the current phase of their formal education

- ICWA doesn’t not accept applications from currently enrolled undergraduate students

 

Wage:  The institute provides full financial support for its fellows and their immediate, accompanying families. “Full financial support” does not mean that ICWA provides a salary or stipend to its fellows.  Rather, the institute provides them with sufficient funding to cover their expenses, enabling them to fulfill the purposes of the fellowship and allowing them and their families (if accompanying the fellowship) to live in good health and reasonable comfort

 

Application process: Those interested in applying for an Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship should send an initial Letter of Interest and a resume or CV to the institute via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The strongest applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed application



Useful links: link to the offer

link to the website

 

Contact information:

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 605
Washington, DC 20036
202-364-4068

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edited by  Giorgia Maddalon

 

The editorial staff of carriereinternazionali.com is not responsible for the reliability of the information contained in this article. If you want any further information concerning this vacancy, please contact the proposing organization.  





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