Deadline: June 30, 2015
Applications are now accepted from community leaders world wide for the 2016 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y. The program is designed to enhance the efforts of emerging leaders in communities throughout the world. The residency takes place Wednesday, May 25 to Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 in New York City and provides a tremendous opportunity to international community leaders.
During the intensive three-week residency, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership training at Columbia University’s Picker Center for Executive Education. The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits in New York City and meetings with academic, business and government leaders. The experience is enhanced by Fellows’ residency at 92nd Street Y, the world’s first global Jewish community and cultural center. Founded in 1874 and considered a New York landmark, 92nd Street Y annually serves over 300,000 people of all backgrounds, religions, nationalities, ethnicities, races and socio-economic groups.
Airfare, accommodations, food, transportation, instruction and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship, and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival.
- Applications are accepted only from community leaders who are living and working in: Bangladesh; Brazil; People’s Republic of China; Cuba; Detroit; Michigan (USA); India; Israel; Jordan; Mozambique; and the Russian Federation.
- Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, with several years of leadership experience.
- Candidates should be emerging leaders addressing issues whose resolution can have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries, and—collectively—on the world.
- Applicants must demonstrate fluency in English, have valid passports, and have regular access to a computer and the Internet.
- They may not be current recipients of other fellowships.
A successful applicant must demonstrate that he or she:
- is a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer;
- is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being; and
- would benefit from an intensive three-week nonprofit management training course in New York.
For more information, visit Ford Motor Company International Fellowship.