Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship


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APLP Generation 15 Fellows

The East-West Center is pleased to invite applications for the 2016 - 2017 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship (APLP). The APLP is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region and a signature program of the East West Center.

Currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, the APLP has created a network of 553 dynamic leaders in 53 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community.

Program Description

The APLP seeks outstanding individuals from all walks of life (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education) to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  The average age of an APLP Fellow is 32, with an average of 5 - 8 years of professional experience.

All fellows live on the East-West Center's campus in Honolulu, Hawaii from August through December 2016 for the residential portion of the program.  From January – April 2017, the program is run virtually [online] and fellows have the option to return to their home countries or apply for extended fieldwork in Southeast Asia, internships, self-designed projects and employment experiences.

Application and Scholarship Instructions

Upon acceptance, all participants receive a fellowship valued at approximately $13,000 USD to cover a majority of the program costs.  Substantial scholarship funding is available for the remainder of the costs of participation, though timing is critical.  The earlier an application is submitted, the greater the chance that scholarship funds will be available to support participant costs beyond the fellowship provisions.  Early decision applications are due by December 1, 2015; all other APLP Fellowship applications are due by March 1, 2016

Eligibility requirements and application information is available on the APLP website at: