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Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s 2018 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is accepting applications now for the 2018 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program, October 1 – November 30, 2018, at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York, NY.

We ask your help in identifying potential candidates who would benefit from a nine-week fellowship to read, reflect, and exchange best practices and new strategies around local giving for local purposes. The program focuses on community foundations, local place-based giving and participatory grantmaking practices globally. Additional topics in philanthropy and civil society will be covered to provide context and to insure that the various research interests of program participants are addressed.

Drawing on seminars, readings, discussions with leaders in the field, and the Fellows’ own experiences, each participant will write a research paper. While applying a comparative learning framework, the resultant papers should offer recommendations that reflect the political, social, economic and legal frameworks in the Fellows’ home countries.

Applications accepted online through May 14th, 2018.
Questions? Please forward queries to with “ELIFP2018” in the subject line.



— 2018 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program —

Are you an up-and-coming community foundation professional or place-based grantmaker?
 Do you want to increase strategic philanthropy in your community?
 Do you envision new directions for the community philanthropy sector?
 Do you seek networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world?

If your answer is yes…

Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program 2018
1 October – 30 November 2018
New York City

This is a leadership development opportunity to support the next generation of community philanthropy leaders as they explore new avenues to strengthen grantmaking capacity in their home countries. Program participants will:

 Attend a nine-week program of seminars with scholars and leading practitioners
 Learn within a comparative framework
 Engage with prominent figures in the philanthropic sector
 Produce a research paper with strategies to strengthen local cultures of giving
 Connect with a robust alumni network: 213 Fellows from 65 countries, and growing!

Accepting applications through Monday 14 May 2018.

To learn more, visit

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society The Graduate Center, The City University of New York 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5401, New York, NY 10016