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Senior International Fellows Program

Check here in 2017 for details about the next Senior Fellows Program.

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's Senior International Fellows Program  provides professional development through seminars with Third-Sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework.  Fellowship awards are available for decision-makers at community foundations, at place-based grantmaking organizations and institutions that support community philanthropy. 

The program is designed to help strengthen Third-Sector capacity in countries outside the United States. Note that senior-level Third-Sector practitioners in the United States are also welcome to apply to participate on a tuition basis or with support from institutional sponsors.

Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized strategy paper, attend weekly seminars, explore the work of key agencies and foundations, meet with nonprofit leaders and study U.S. and international community foundation models.

Generous program funding for the Senior International Fellows Program is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.  Additional support is provided by other foundations and institutions, as well as Friends of the Fellows and program alumni from around the globe.

2017 Program and submission deadlines: Details forthcoming.
SIFP application details.