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 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 653 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
 

2020 PROGRAM INFORMATION

Program runs: June 21, 2020 - November 16, 2020

  • Module One - Honolulu, Hawaii: June 21 - August 14
  • Module Two - Online: August 15 - October 31
  • Pre-Module Three - Online: November 1 - November 6
  • Module Three - Asia: November 7 - November 16

Program Costs (USD): $11,367

  • Program Fee: $7,000
  • Housing in East-West Center living quarters: $817
  • Estimated living expenses: $3,550
  • Note: program cost does not include airfare to/from Hawaii and visa fees; supplementary scholarships are available to defray the cost of the program fee and/or housing. Scholarship support may  be requested in the scholarship section of the application.


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 - 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
  • 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.


DEADLINE
Completed applications are due by November 15, 2019

 
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 2020 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.

 

The East-West Center invites graduate students and recent graduates working in their fields of study from around the world to submit abstracts for the 19th International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA from February 13 - 15, 2020. This student organized conference provides an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives through presenting and attending panel presentations in a warm and supportive environment.

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 ---  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)
  • Cost Sharing 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 ---  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
  • Cost Sharing 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 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
 

  • 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.

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