USIP Generation Change Fellows Program 2018 Asia Cohort (Fully-funded)

USIP Generation Change Fellows Program 2018 Asia Cohort (Fully-funded)

Deadline: May 10, 2018

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is accepting applications for the Generation Change Fellows Program 2018 (Asia Cohort). The Generation Change Fellows Program (GCFP) is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of civically engaged youth leaders as they emerge as peacebuilders in their communities.

The five day program will deliver training in effective leadership, conflict management, and prejudice awareness and reduction in order for these emerging leaders to increase their resilience and have a greater impact on their respective communities. The training will provide a safe space for participants to share ideas, gain new tools, practice constructive conversations, and better understand conflict resolution, especially as it relates to their country. It will also expose participants to experts in the leadership development and conflict resolution fields.

The Program partners with young leaders across the globe to foster collaboration, build resilience and strengthen capacity as they transform local communities. It is a partnership between the U.S. Institute of Peace and the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture.

Program Content

The 24-month Fellows Program-which includes access to Global Campus courses for ongoing learning-provides these young civic leaders with the following skills and experiences:

  • Conflict Management Skills
    Developing the core conflict management skills of active listening, relationship building, negotiation, mediation and dialogue and working cooperatively to find mutually agreeable solutions among parties.
  • Leadership Development Skills
    Providing emerging leaders with practical skills in communication, leadership presence, and story-telling to help them articulate their vision and mission more effectively and create healthier, more stable organizations.
  • A Dynamic Community of Civic Leaders
    Creating lasting relationships built on trust so that Fellows are able to turn to one another for advice and assistance both digitally and in person.


Upon completing the training, participants will join Generation Change’s global community of emerging civic leaders and will have access to various resources provided by USIP.

USIP will pay for participant airfare, lodging, meal, and visa expenses.


  • Must live and work in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan.
  • Must be 18-35 years old.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must hold a leadership role in an organization that does peacebuilding work.
  • Must possess a willingness to participate and learn from peers and facilitators
  • Must have a passport that is valid through January 2019.


  • To complete your application, you must email your CV and a copy of your passport to [email protected].
  • Applications will be accepted no later than May 10, 2018 at 17:00 (GMT -4:00). Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.
  • Selected participants will be notified by email by May 20, 2018. If you are not notified by this time, you have not been selected.

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For more information, visit USIP Generation Change Fellowship.