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 refines 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.


2022 PROGRAM INFORMATION
Program runs: May 22, 2022 - September 9, 2022

  • Pre-residency Virtual Connection: May 22-June 25
  • Residency in Hawai`i: June 26-August 20*
  • Post-residency Virtual Connection: August 21-September 9

          *includes a fellow-led field study within the Hawaiian Islands

Program Costs (USD): $10,731

  • Program Fee: $7,000
  • Housing in East-West Center living quarters: $931
  • Estimated living expenses: $2,800
  • 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, 2021.

Letters of Reference will be accepted until November 7, 2021.

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 2022 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.


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 ---  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 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 U.S. Department of State and administered by the East-West Center.


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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 Award Services 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. 

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--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, 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, 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 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

 



  • 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, a one month field study at the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (IDIA), and a leadership retreat.  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, Republic of Fiji, French Polynesia, Republic of Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Independent State of Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of 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, Republic of Fiji, French Polynesia, Republic of Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Independent State of Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of 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, 2022 (Hawaii Standard Time)

 LETTER OF REFERENCE DEADLINE

  • 11:59 pm, February 8, 2022 (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

 
 

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