Call for applicants: 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program and U.S. Diversity Fellowship


To apply to the 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program and U.S. Diversity Fellowship, please complete the online application form below or the application in PDF format by June 1, 2015. The U.S. Diversity Fellowship is part of the Emerging Leaders Program and is dedicated to U.S. citizens from communities of color. For program focus and description, eligibility and selection requirements, and application guidelines, please visit the ELIFP Web page.

Applicants who complete the online application below are expected to upload the following:

  • Résumé or curriculum vitae identifying past and present employment, as well as educational experience and relevant publications, if any;
  • Research proposal that identifies a research topic on community foundations and community grantmaking, questions to be addressed, anticipated methodology, as well as a plan for sharing and applying research findings (3-5 pages). The proposed research should reflect a comparative framework and must be feasible to undertake and complete within the duration of the program and while residing in New York City;
  • Personal statement explaining what you seek to accomplish during the program and how participation in the program would enhance your professional career plans/trajectory. Any professional or academic experience outside of your home country should also be described (2 pages maximum).

Applicants who use the application form in PDF should send the completed form as an e-mail attachment along with the required documents listed above to: Alternatively you may mail the application documents to: International Fellows Program, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5401, New York, NY 10016.

Application dossiers must include two letters of reference. Applicants are responsible for providing their referees with the link to the online recommendation form. One or both letters should be from individuals who know the applicant in a professional (rather than an academic) capacity.

For program updates and additional information, please visit our website. Program-related questions may be sent to Please indicate “ELIFP 15” in the subject line.

Due to the high volume of submissions, only complete applications are eligible for consideration by the selection committee.

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