October 9, 2017 to November 17, 2017

Applicant Criteria:

  • Emerging leaders from the NGO sector 25-40 years of age who work in the fields of environment, philanthropy, legal aid, or community building. Outstanding applicants from other fields will also be considered. A limited number of slots for academics or government officials may be available
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral English (able to live and work independently in the United States)
  • Genuine commitment to developing and implementing an independent project in home country after the conclusion of the fellowship portion of the program
  • Demonstrated professional excellence
  • Independent and self-directed, able to complete an independent 4-5 week fellowship
  • Limited previous experience in the United States (less than three months)

Applications due May 1, 2017.

The National Committee on United States-China Relations will work with participants to obtain visas and make all travel and lodging arrangements.  Lodging during the fellowship period may be in homestays, dormitories or shared apartments.  All costs for participation in the program will be covered.  

Fall 2017 Inbound Program Schedule

October 9:  Pre-departure orientation – Ulaanbaatar (for Mongolian fellows)
October 10:  Pre-departure orientation – Beijing (for Chinese fellows)
October 11:  Travel to the United States
October 11-13:  Post-Arrival Orientation, Washington, D.C.
October 14:  Travel to host city
October 16-November 10: Fellowship placement
November 11:  Travel to Washington, D.C.
November 12-13:  Program wrap-up
November 14-16:  Professional Fellows Congress
November 17:  Travel to China/Mongolia

To apply, users must first create an NCUSCR account and be logged in. 

Professional Fellows Program

Professional Fellows Program

The Professional Fellows Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a two-way capacity building exchange for emerging NGO leaders in China and Mongolia in the fields of the environment, legal aid, philanthropy, and community building among marginalized populations. The National Committee works with NGOs in the United States, China, and Mongolia to carry out the program with a total of 22 Asian fellows and 14 American counterparts each year of the three-year cycle.

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