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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.

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.

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 two 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.

DEADLINE

  • 11:59 pm, February 18, 2018 (Hawaii Standard Time)

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


LETTERS OF REFERENCE

Please download the Letter of Reference form HERE and send it to your referee.  Two letters of reference are needed to complete your application.


Thank you for applying for the 2018 Infusing Korean Studies Summer Institute, hosted by the Asian Studies Development Program at East-West Center. 

To successfully complete your application submission, please have the following documents ready:
  • Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose, illustrating why you want to participate and expected curricular and institutional impacts of participation
  • C.V.
  • Letter of Support from an appropriate administrator (department chair, dean, etc.)

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!







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!





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


YSEALI Impact XL is an innovative YSEALI Regional Workshop with the mission to empower impact entrepreneurs.  This first-ever event held at Inle Lake, Myanmar from May 13-18, 2018 is hosted by the U.S. Embassy Rangoon with support from the U.S. State Department Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and organized by the East-West Center.

BENEFITS

  • Accelerate "XL-erate" the development of your impact enterprise
  • Access different types of impact business models and effective tools
  • Utilize mechanisms and approaches for securing investor funding
  • Create business partnerships within new networks of ASEAN and U.S. impact entrepreneurs
  • Become a more competitive applicant to ASEAN or U.S. accelerators
  • Incorporate corporate social responsibility and ethical business practices into your business models
  • Exercise adaptive leadership skills
  • Understand key aspects of the unique history of Myanmar and the changes in the economy following the recent democratic changes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Be a YSEALI member.  Not a member yet?  Join here
  • Be a citizen of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam
  • Be between the ages of 20-30
  • Have a current impact enterprise (an enterprise with positive social and environmental impact)
  • Be available for
    1. pre-event online engagement (2 hours/week)
    2. May 13-18, 2018 event in Myanmar
    3. post-event implementation (1 year, time varies)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • 11:59pm, January 21, 2018 (Hawaii Standard Time)  [4:29pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 (Myanmar Time)]

Questions?  
YSEALI@EastWestCenter.org

For more information visit www.yseali-impactxl.org
or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ysealiimpactxl/



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 YSEALI team at YSEALI@EastWestCenter.org