Established in 2000, the Asia Pacific Leadership Program brings together people who want to co-create the future as self-reflective, resilient agents. Using experiential, place-based learning with a focus on equity, cohorts of leaders practice leadership strategies in nurturing environments.

For nearly 20 years, we have been cultivating leaders who are motivated and capable of creating positive impact in the Asia Pacific region. Incoming fellows join a network of 605 APLP alumni from 45 countries across the globe.

The APLP Approach:

  • Our programs stimulate individual growth and foster self-leadership for emerging and established leaders
  • We build on communities’ diversity and abundance by offering strategies that can be adapted to leaders’ own contexts
  • We support leaders as they practice implementing prototypes with teams, reflecting on results and refining for impact

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


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Bachelor's degree - applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad
  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region through professional work, study, or living experience
  • There are no citizenship, age, or ethnicity restrictions


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • Willingness to engage fully in experiential 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 and aptitude, including overseas residence,  language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.


DEADLINES

Timing is critical for supplementary scholarships. The earlier an application is completed, the more scholarship funds are available. 

  • December 16, 2018 - Early Application Deadline
  • March 1, 2019 - Final Deadline  


LETTERS OF REFERENCE 

Instructions with a link to the Letter of Reference form will be sent to your referees upon the submission of your application. Should your referees need help in acquiring the form, please find it HERE and send it to your referee. The program DOES NOT accept Letters of Reference directly from applicants. Two letters of reference are needed to complete your application.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS

Create a Submittable account today to see the full application and apply for the 2019 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 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 APLP staff either through Submittable or at APLP@EastWestCenter.org.

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 Award Services at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org.

You must submit your Fellowship application by 11:30PM (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) for prospective students applying for admission
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of passport biodata page if available (for international applicants)
  • Verification of Funds form
  • 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); not applicable for current UH students who are continuing in their same degree and field

The EWC GDF application handbook, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provides detailed application information and instructions for the EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship.

For inquiries, please contact the EWC Award Services 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 Award Services 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 Award Services 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  
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of passport biodata page if available
  • Verification of Funds form
  • 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 EWC GDF application handbook, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provides detailed application information and instructions for the Obuchi Student Scholarship.

For inquiries, please contact the EWC Award Services 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 Award Services 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 11:30PM (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)
  • 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


The ADB-JSP application documents, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provide detailed application information and instructions for the ADB-JSP program.


For inquiries, please contact the EWC Award Services 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.

The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit abstracts for the 18th International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA from February 14 - 16, 2019. This student organized conference provides an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives through presenting and attending panel presentations in a warm and supportive environment.



 Application deadline November 30, 2018!


The East-West Center's Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP), in cooperation with the  Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, conducts the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program. This program will bring two cohorts of tourism industry professionals from the Pacific Islands to Honolulu, Hawai‘i for intensive six-week programs that build significant new capacity and facilitate enduring professional bonds between industry leaders in the United States and the Pacific Islands.

The Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program draws broadly and deeply upon Hawaii’s unique position as an American state with one of the world’s premier tourism industries. It is designed to build capacity across the Pacific region by creating strong and enduring connections between 32 mid-level Professional Fellows from 13 Pacific island countries and no fewer than 13 Hawaii-based Americans in private and public tourism-related organizations.

For more details about the program go here.

Dates
 

Spring Cohort

  • April 22 – May 24, 2019  Activities/Placement in Honolulu, Hawai‘i
  • May 25 – 28, 2019  Activities in Washington, DC
  • May 29 – 31, 2019  Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC 

Eligibility


Applicants must: 

  • Be citizens/nationals/permanent residents of one of the eligible countries (dual U.S. citizens are NOT eligible)
  • Be between the ages of 25-40
  • Be currently employed in their home country and have a demonstrated history of at least 2 years of employment in the tourism industry
  • Be willing and able to obtain a J-1 visa and spend 6-weeks in the United States
  • Be committed to returning to their home country after the program
  • Have a track record of making an impact in their organziation, company, or community
  • Be capable of creating an action-orientated plan to address a specific business problem or policy challenge being faced by the tourism industry in their country
  • Have sufficient spoken and written English language proficiency to effectively function in an American workplace.

Eligible Countries

Applications will be accepted from the following Pacific Islands countries:

  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu


Deadline

Your application must be received by midnight November 30, 2018 (Hawaii Time).

The Professional Fellows Program strongly encourages people living with disabilities to apply for the program.

Contact

If you would like more information or are having trouble filling out the online form contact us by email.

Pacific Islands Development Program
East-West Center
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Phone: +1.808.944.7778 - Fax: +1.808.944.7670


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 Award Offices at:
 

East-West Center Student Affiliate Program
Attention: Award Services
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.

The Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) provides individuals from the Pacific Islands region with the opportunity to enhance their leadership capacities and build a network with other leaders from across the Pacific, Asia, and the United States.  PILP attracts participants possessing high leadership potential and a commitment to serve their national and regional development goals.  The program strengthens participants' knowledge and understanding of key regional, economic, social, political, health, education and environmental issues, and cultivates adaptive and appropriate leadership capacities.

PILP Fellows will spend one month in experiential learning exercises at the East-West Center, in addition to a one month field study at the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (IDIA).  Curriculum includes future scenario planning, social entrepreneurship and risk analysis, climate change and environmental stewardship, international relations, and public health.

Citizens from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu are eligible to apply for PILP.

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


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Citizens from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu 
  • Applicants from all walks of life (government, business, environment, NGOs, health, media, agriculture, education and others) are encouraged to apply.
  • Early to mid-career professionals, spanning the ages of approximately 25-38.
  • Bachelor's degree.  Exceptions may be considered on the basis of other relevant experience and qualifications.
  • Fluent level of English.  PILP will be conducted in English and participants will be expected to have English language fluency.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three years of professional work experience and achievement
  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence,  language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Volunteer and community service experience
  • Pacific Islands engagement: evidence of interest in and knowledge of the region, as well as commitment to its future prosperity.  This might include employment in the region, classes taken at University, languages spoken, memberships and fellowships, specific projects, field studies, and areas of research interest.
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • 11:59 pm, February 1, 2019 (Hawaii Standard Time)

LETTER OF REFERENCE DEADLINE

  • 11:59 pm, February 8, 2019 (Hawaii Standard Time) via the Submittable or to PILP@EastWestCenter.org
  • Please download the Letter of Reference form HERE and send it to your referee.  Two letters of reference are needed to complete your application.  It is recommended that you contact your Referee at least one month before you submit your application as a professional courtesy.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • The application software does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser.  Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your application account especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit your application after submitting, make sure to 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 PILP team at PILP@EastWestCenter.org