The Asia Pacific Leadership Program brings together diverse individuals who want to co-create a future that is peaceful, prosperous, and just. Through place-based learning that is experiential and transformational, APLP fellows practice leadership strategies that enhance personal, team, and community effectiveness. Fellows reflect on the kinds of leadership today’s world needs, and build the capacities needed for such leadership.  The APLP Approach:

  • Place-Based: Focuses on leadership in context and builds on communities’ diversity and abundance
  • Experiential: Supports Fellows as they practice leadership together, reflect on results, and refine their strategies for greater impact
  • Transformational: Fosters individual and collective growth for emerging and established leaders

For 20 years, we have been cultivating leaders who are motivated and capable of creating positive impacts in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Incoming Fellows join a network of 650+ APLP alumni from 45 countries across the globe.


For more information, please visit our website and FAQ section. To contact us, please email APLP@EastWestCenter.org.

2023 PROGRAM INFORMATION
Program runs: April 27-September 15, 2023

  • Pre-residency Virtual Connection: April 27-June 21
  • Residency in Hawai`i: June 22-August 18*
  • Post-residency Virtual Connection: August 19-September 15

*includes a field study within the Hawaiian Islands

Program Costs (USD): $11,258

  • Program Fee: $7,000
  • Housing in East-West Center living quarters: $1,358
  • Estimated living expenses in Hawaii: $2,900
  • Note: program cost does not include airfare to/from Hawai`i and visa fees; supplementary scholarships are available to defray the cost of the program fee and housing. Scholarship support may be requested in the scholarship section of the application.

**The program is subject to postponement/cancellation due to prevailing and unforeseen circumstances.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region through professional work, study, or living experience
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited higher education institution in the United States, or equivalent degree representing a full-time program of study of at least 3 years' duration, from an officially-recognized higher education institution outside of the United States.
  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • There are no citizenship, age, or ethnicity restrictions
  • Applicants will be expected to have a fluent level of English. Applicants are encouraged to provide an English language test score (such as IELTS), if one is available.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • Willingness to engage fully in place-based experiential, and transformational leadership development training
  • Deep involvement in a specific organization, business or community impact initiative (applicants must explain how, with their home-based teams, they will experiment with the leadership strategies learned in APLP)
  • International experience, including overseas residence, language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.


DEADLINE
Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2022.
Letters of Reference will be accepted until November 6, 2022.

LETTER OF REFERENCE
Instructions with a link to the Letter of Reference form will be sent to your referee via email upon the submission of your application. Should your referee need assistance, please have them contact our team at aplp@eastwestcenter.org. The program WILL NOT accept a Letter of Reference directly from applicants. One letter of reference is needed to complete your application.   

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS
Create a Submittable account today to see the full application and apply for the APLP!  Please refer to application guidelines and specific requirements of the program before completing this form.

  • Please complete the application in ENGLISH.
  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit your application, make sure to thoroughly review your application before submitting. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If after submission you need to change something in your application, contact the APLP staff either through Submittable or at APLP@EastWestCenter.org to request open editing access. Open editing access will only be granted for editing/changing major fields such as Referee information.
  • Submittable email notifications can be filtered as junk/spam. Be sure to add Submittable to your list of approved senders.

All East-West Center students are welcome to apply. These internships fulfill Graduate Degree Fellows’ award requirement for engagement in an EWC leadership development project or internship. 

Before beginning your online application, please prepare your CV or resume and review the position descriptions at  https://ewcparticipantinfo.org/internships/     

Important Application Guidelines    

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submission, you need to change something in your application, contact the Registrar's Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.  Please contact education program staff if you have special needs and are unable to use the online form.  All fields with an asterisk (*) are required. 

This program is funded by the government of Japan through the Asian Development Bank and administered by the East-West Center. 

Important Application Guidelines

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If after submission you need to change something in your application, contact the ADB-JSP program at adbjsp@EastWestCenter.org.

You must submit your scholarship application by 11:59 PM (Hawaii Standard Time) on December 1  and should have the following documents on hand to upload to your online application:

  • Proof of UH application submission (Application Acknowledgement receipt) ---  Important Update:  If you experience a delay in obtaining proof of your UH application submission, you may instead upload a brief note explaining that you have applied to the university and will email proof of application as soon as it is available. You will not be able to submit this fellowship application without uploading either the proof of UH application submission -or- the explanatory note. 
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • A scanned copy of your official transcript for each higher education institution attended
  • A scanned copy of your degree/graduation certificate for each higher education institution where your degree was earned
  • A scanned copy of your TOEFL/IELTS result, if available by December 1

ADB-JSP application information, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provides detailed application instructions for the ADB-JSP program.

For inquiries, please contact the East-West Center Registrar's Office at adbjsp@EastWestCenter.org.
Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Important Application Guidelines

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information. Failing to follow the instructions correctly may result in your application being disqualified for the fellowship.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submission, you need to change something in your application, contact the East-West Center Registrar's Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org.

You must submit your Fellowship application by 11:59 PM (Hawaii Standard Time) on December 1 and should have the following ready to complete your online application:

  • Proof of UH application submission (Application Acknowledgement receipt--view sample doc here) for prospective students applying for admission ---  Important Update:  If you experience a delay in obtaining proof of your UH application submission, you may instead upload a brief note explaining that you have applied to the university and will email proof of application as soon as it is available. You will not be able to submit this fellowship application without uploading either the proof of UH application submission -or- the explanatory note.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of passport biodata page if available (for international applicants)
  • Name and contact information for each of your three references
  • University of Hawai‘i statement of objectives (refer to academic program for instructions); not applicable for current UH students who are continuing in their same degree and field
  •   The EWC GDF application handbook, as well as the East-West Center website, provides detailed application information and instructions for the EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship. 

For inquiries, please contact the East-West Center Registrar's Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org. Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here

Please contact East-West Center Registrar's Office if you have special needs and are unable to use the online form.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Important Application Guidelines

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information. Failing to follow the instructions correctly may result in your application being disqualified for the fellowship.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submission, you need to change something in your application, contact the East-West Center Registrar's Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org.

You must submit your scholarship application by 11:30PM (Hawaii Standard Time) on December 1  and should have the following ready to complete your online application:

  • A copy of permanent domicile in Okinawa or a certificate of residence for Okinawa to show your eligibility to apply for the Obuchi Student Scholarship 
  • Proof of UH application submission (Application Acknowledgement receipt) for prospective students applying for admission ---  Important Update:  If you experience a delay in obtaining proof of your UH application submission, you may instead upload a brief note explaining that you have applied to the university and will email proof of application as soon as it is available. You will not be able to submit this fellowship application without uploading either the proof of UH application submission -or- the explanatory note. 
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of passport biodata page if available
  • Name and contact information for each of your three references
  • University of Hawai‘i statement of objectives, if available (refer to academic program for instructions); 

The interactive EWC GDF application handbook as well as the East-West Center website provide detailed application information and instructions for the Obuchi Student Scholarship.

For inquiries, please contact the East-West Center Registrar's Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org

Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.

Please contact the East-West Center Registrar's Office if you have special needs and are unable to use the online form.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.


PROJECT Governance will select strategically placed young professionals with leadership potential to spend one year at the EWC to upgrade and augment their skills by pursuing professional graduate degrees at the University of Hawaii and engaging in EWC’s dynamic student community.
Selected young professionals, aged 23-35 years, will be supported to complete either a Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Information Systems, or an LLM with focus on Business and Commercial Law. These will take a year to complete and focus on essential skills for the practice of good financial governance.
PROJECT Governance is a partnership of the East-West Center, The Pacific Community, CARE, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, and USAID – funded by the American People.

Important Application Guidelines

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information. Failing to follow the instructions correctly may result in your application being disqualified for the fellowship.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submitting, you need to change something in your application, contact the East-West Center Registrar's Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org.

You must submit your Fellowship application by 11:59 PM (Hawaii Standard Time) on March 1 and should have the following ready to complete your online application:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of passport biodata page if available
  • Name and contact information for each of your two references
  • Note that official transcripts (sent directly to EWC by your university in a sealed institutional envelope) will be required for your UH application. Please arrange for these at the time of your EWC application by contacting the registrar's office of your universities. 

For inquiries, please contact the East-West Center Registrar's Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org. Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here

Please contact East-West Center Registrar's Office if you have special needs and are unable to use the online form.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Important Application Guidelines

  • Please read the instructions for each field carefully before entering your information.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is imperative that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or sometimes Submissions).
  • If you inevitably need to change something in your application, contact the Student Affiliate program at studentaffiliate@eastwestcenter.org.


For inquiries, please contact the EWC Registrar's Office at:

East-West Center Student Affiliate Program
Attention: Registrar's Office
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
1601 East-West Road Honolulu, HI
96848-1601 USA

http://www.eastwestcenter.org/studentaffiliate

Email: StudentAffiliate@EastWestCenter.org

Telephone: 808-944-7738

Helps with Submittable for submitters are available here.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the East-West Center.


 
Important Application Guidelines

Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.

  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If after submission you need to change something in your application, contact the USSP scholarship program at USSP@EastWestCenter.org.


USSP application information, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provide detailed application instructions for the USSP program.

For inquiries, please contact the EWC Registrar's Office at USSP@EastWestCenter.org

Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required. 

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