Call for Applicantions: LankaCorps Fellowship Program in Sri Lanka, 2014

Each year, The Asia Foundation selects an outstanding group of LankaCorps Fellows to live and work for six months in Sri Lanka. This fellowship program is available for North Americans of Sri Lankan background to “explore their roots while giving back” to the country of their heritage. Fellowship covers round trip international airfare, in-country expenses (including a monthly stipend), and health insurance coverage. Candidates in all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to those whose background and interests are likely to contribute to Sri Lanka’s development. The application deadline is February 14, 2014.. LankaCorps is an exciting new opportunity for North Americans of Sri Lankan background to “explore their roots while giving back” to the country of their heritage. The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce that a new group of young leaders will once again be selected for the 2014 fellowship year to live and work for six months in Sri Lanka. The recent settlement agreement between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE follows decades of conflict. Attention has now turned to rebuilding a cohesive state that restores critical institutions. The Asia Foundation Representative Office, present in Sri Lanka since 1954, is a vital partner in the ongoing rehabilitation of this dynamic and multi-ethnic nation. As part of this effort, the Foundation has created LankaCorps: (1) to help members of the expatriate Sri Lankan community engage with post-conflict Sri Lanka; and (2) to enhance understanding of contemporary Sri Lanka within the expatriate community and the broader public. The program’s intent is to foster identification with Sri Lanka among the young members of the expatriate community who have limited in-depth experience with the country.. Fellowship is available for six month internship program. LankaCorps Fellows will be placed with host organizations identified by The Asia Foundation in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants must:
· Be at least 21 of age, and not over 30, on the projected start date;
· Have at least a bachelor’s degree with high academic achievement;
· Have demonstrable leadership skills and civic engagement;
· Be in excellent physical health;
· Be of Sri Lankan heritage; and
· Have U.S. or Canadian citizenship.
· Candidates in all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to those whose background and interests are likely to contribute to Sri Lanka’s development.
Benefits of the scholarship: The fellowship will provide round trip international airfare, in-country expenses (including a monthly stipend), and health insurance coverage.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce that a new group of young leaders will once again be selected for the 2014 fellowship year to live and work for six months in Sri Lanka.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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