Senior Fellows Program will run from Monday March 2 through Friday March 27, 2015.
The program focus will be community
foundations and local place-based giving set
within the context of the global philanthropic
Additional trends and practices in philanthropy
will be covered to provide background and to address the research interests
of accepted Fellows.
Drawing on the seminars, readings, discussions
with leaders in the field, and the Fellows'
own experiences, each participant will produce
a strategy paper with recommendations
for the development, adaptation or expansion
of community grantmaking or another approved
topic. It is expected that these recommendations
will consider the variety of community foundation experiences
around the globe, and will reflect the particular political,
social, economic and legal frameworks in the
Fellows' home countries.
The program is open to senior-level practitioners
and decision-makers in their professions (generally
over the age of 35) in the US and overseas.
Strong spoken and written English language
skills are required. TOEFL scores or the equivalent
may be submitted by those whose education was
in a language other than English. Alternately,
please provide documentation of your facility
with the English language within your professional
Candidates must have a strong institutional
base and be well-placed to implement research recommendations.
Preference is given to candidates who are 1) affiliated with a
community foundation or initiatives to support
place-based philanthropy development, and
2) who illustrate in their proposals
a clear interest in furthering the work of community
strengthening grantmaking and the local culture of philanthropy.
Candidates affiliated with other
institutions in the philanthropy
sector who submit proposals on current trends
and practices in philanthropy (other
than community foundations ) may
apply for consideration on a tuition basis or
with financial support from individual or institutional
A select number of applicants will receive
full fellowship awards earmarked for citizens
of countries other than the United States. These
awards provide for tuition, accommodations
in New York City, local travel, meetings and other selected program-related
Application on a tuition basis or with
financial support from individual or institutional
sponsors is open to all, regardless of country
of origin or residence. Applicants must meet the
eligibility requirements detailed above to be
considered for participation on a tuition or sponsorship
basis. For further details, please send an e-mail
request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The selection of program participants will
be made by a committee of leaders from the philanthropic sector.
Full fellowship awards cover the costs of tuition,
furnished accommodations in Manhattan, insurance, local travel, meetings and other selected program-related costs.
Tuition-based or institutionally-supported appointments
may also be made, pending approval by the selection
Online Application Form
apply, prospective candidates should complete
and submit the online
For non-U.S. citizens: Wednesday October 1, 2014.
For individuals living and working in the U.S.: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Notifications on the status of applications will be sent on or around the third week of December via e-mail to each individual who has submitted a complete application package (including a CV and proposal) for consideration.
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