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Стипендійна програма «Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program» у Стенфорді

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Стенфордський університет оголосив про відкриття спеціальної програми для студентів з України під назвою «Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program». Навчальний курс розраховано на 10 місяців для трьох українців, які отримуватимуть 70 тисяч доларів стипендії. Дедлайн – 15 лютого 2017 р.

The Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program combines academic courses, faculty mentorship and community engagement to support capacity building and leadership development for program participants.

The program will have a project based approach to learning where fellows will identify an issue they would like to address and/or gain an indepth understanding of to apply once they return to Ukraine. Over the course of the academic year each fellow will have a faculty mentor who they will meet with regularly during their stay. Faculty engage fellows through guidance on their projects, coursework, discussions around challenges in the Ukraine and connecting fellows to the diverse Stanford community.

Fellows will have the opportunity to take courses at Stanford that help support their area of expertise and also provide them with an academic foundation to further their knowledge base. In addition, they will visit technology firms based in Silicon Valley to learn about approaches to different challenges around the world. During the final 6 weeks of the program, fellows will present their findings to the program faculty and the greater Stanford community.

Eligibility

This program is aimed at mid-career practitioners working actively as policy-makers, legal professionals, social entrepreneurs, business entrepreneurs, and leaders of civil society organizations.

1. Candidates should hold Ukrainian citizenship and must reside in the country, and have plans to return to Ukraine after the fellowship.

2. Candidates must be at least 28 years of age at the start of the fellowship program.

3. Candidates should have demonstrated professional and personal achievements in a relevant sector of democracy, development, and the rule of law.

4. Candidates must have at least five years of experience to qualify for the fellowship. Those with more experience are much more competitive in the selection process.

5. We strive to recruit a diverse group of four individuals who are at the right stage in their professional trajectory to benefit from rigorous academic training and mentorship. Successful applicants will have the academic credentials necessary to participate in academic courses offered at Stanford University. A bachelor’s degree at the time of participation in the program is a requirement for admission to the program. We do not accept candidates who are in the midst of full-time university degree programs.

6. A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite. It is expected that each fellow have a solid command of written and spoken English in order to fully benefit and participate in the program.

All applicants must be prepared to commit themselves to the fellowship rather than to regular professional work. If selected, your full-time job is to be a Stanford fellow. We require fellows to take leave from their regular jobs, whether they be in the nonprofit or government sectors, to devote their energy to the fellowship.

Application and more information: https://fsi.stanford.edu/emergingleaders