The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning. 

APLP fellows leave the East-West Center with an expanded regional perspective. They are knowledgeable about the societies and issues of the Asia Pacific region and empowered to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments.  In short, APLP alumni are navigators of change.

The APLP is a 8 month program with a 4-month residency requirement in Hawai’i.  All APLP Fellows live on the East-West Center's campus in Honolulu from August – December.  The residential period in Honolulu involves intensive, experiential training, coursework and living and working within a diverse community. Content focuses on three areas: 1) understanding regional trends; 2) leadership development; and 3) professional development.

APLP Fellowship activities for the Second Term (January - May) take place virtually through internet-based platforms, therefore there are no costs for completing the Second Term.  Fellows are free to return to their home countries [and former employment], as all required assignments can be completed independently and submitted through internet-based platforms.  The typical time commitment for Second Term assignments is 3 – 4 hours per week (ex: monthly updates, a capstone project and final portfolio).  The Second Term of the APLP is designed to provide the time, space and institutional support for participants to pursue individual career plans and professional goals. It is a time to activate the learning from the First Term in practical application and to deepen the leadership learning process.

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. Equivalency is determined by the University of Hawai'i.
  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region, and a deep interest in experiential leadership development training.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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
  • Asia Pacific engagement: evidence of knowledge of the region, as well as a demonstrated 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.

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

  • December 15, 2017 - Early Admission Deadline
  • March 1, 2018 - 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.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

An official degree certificate and official transcript must be submitted for the highest degree you have obtained.  Have the transcript and degree certificate sealed in an envelope by the institution you attended and mailed to the EWC Leadership Program Office:

Leadership Program
East-West Center, JAB 2062A
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848-1601
U.S.A.

All official transcripts and degree certificates must be sealed directly by the institution or Ministry of Education to the EWC Leadership Program office. These documents should be mailed in an official university or Ministry envelope and remain sealed by that institution in order to be accepted by the East-West Center. Documents mailed or hand-carried by the applicant or a third party will not be accepted as official or used for admissions consideration unless they are contained in an envelope that has been sealed by the university.

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.
The Overview of the Student Affiliate Program (PDF), downloadable from the East West Center website, provides detail on the key components of the East-West Center student affiliate experience.

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.

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

For further inquiries, please contact the EWC Award Services Office.

Written inquiries should be directed to: 

Award Services Office/USSP 
East-West Center 
1601 East-West Road 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601 USA

Email inquiries may be addressed to:  USSP@EastWestCenter.org

When sending an inquiry, in order to facilitate a timely and accurate response, individuals should note (1) their country of citizenship and (2) intended degree.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Ends on November 3, 2017

Applications due November 3, 2017!


The fifth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Honolulu, Hawai‘i will take place January 16-18, 2018, through a partnership between  the East-West Center's Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) and the U.S. Department of State

This comprehensive conference will provide emerging Pacific leaders, ages 25-35, with new skills and knowledge to advance the region’s economic vibrancy and civic engagement, thereby contributing to regional security and development. A diverse and highly selective group of 26 young men and women from across the independent Pacific states, Australia, New Zealand and the United States will be chosen to participate in the conference. In addition, six outstanding alumni of previous conferences will be invited to participate for a total of 32 Young Pacific Leaders. At the conclusion of the conference all participants will be eligible to compete for small grants to support projects in their countries and the region.. All travel, lodging and meals will be provided to selected participants. Applicants must be available to attend the full conference from Jan. 16-18, 2018.

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be citizens of one of the eligible countries and representative of the country's indigenous or Pacific populations
  • Be between the ages of 25-35
  • Have a track record of making an impact in their organization, company, or community
  • Be capable of creating an action-orientated plan to address a specific problem, concern or policy challenge being faced in their country
Eligible Countries
  • Australia
  • Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • USA (Native Hawaiian and or natives of Guam, the CNMI or American Samoa. Must be resident in Hawaii.)
  • Vanuatu
Deadline

Your application must be received by midnight November 3, 2017 (Hawaii Time).

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
Ends on March 1, 2018
Thank you for applying for the 2018 NEH Buddhist East Asia, hosted by the Asian Studies Development Program at East-West Center. 

To successfully complete your application submission, please have the following documents ready:
  • NEH Cover Sheet
  • Application Essay
  • C.V.
  • References Contact Information

For more information, please visit our website. For technical assistance, please click on the “Technical Help” icon below. To contact us, please email:  asdp@eastwestcenter.org

Thank you for your submission!





Applications due November 30, 2017!

The East-West Center's Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) received a grant from the Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to conduct the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program in 2018-2019. 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 will draw 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.

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be citizens/nationals/permanent residents of one of the eligible countries
  • 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 in their country
  • Have sufficient spoken and written English language proficiency to effectively function in an American workplace.
Eligible Countries

For the Spring 2018 cohort 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, 2017 (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