October 15, 2019 to November 23, 2019

Applications due March 30, 2019.

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 5-6 week fellowship
  • Limited previous experience in the United States (less than three months)

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 2019 Inbound Program Schedule

October 15: Pre-departure orientations – Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei
October 16: Travel to the United States
October 16-19: Post-Arrival Orientation, Washington, D.C.
October 20: Travel to host city
October 21-November 15: Fellowship placement
November 16: Travel to Washington, D.C.
November 17-19: Program wrap-up
November 19-22: Professional Fellows Congress
November 23: Travel to China/Hong Kong/Taipei

To apply, please follow the link on the right side of this page, or click the button below.

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, Hong Kong, and Taiwan 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, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to carry out the program with a total of 28 Asian fellows and 14 American counterparts each year of the three-year cycle.

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