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Senior International Fellows Program 2017-- Application Form

To apply to the Senior International Fellows Program, please complete the online application form below or the application in Microsoft Word format (available upon request) by July 7, 2017 (extended deadline).  For program focus and description and eligibility and selection requirements, please visit the Senior International Fellows Program Web page.

In addition to completion of the online application below (please scroll down further), applicants are expected to upload the following:

  • Résumé or curriculum vitae identifying past and present employment, and educational experience and relevant publications, if any;
  • Research proposal (3-5 pages) that identifies a research topic on community foundations or community grantmaking, questions to be addressed, anticipated methodology, as well as a plan for sharing and applying research findings . The proposed research should reflect a comparative framework and must be feasible to undertake and complete within the duration of the program and while residing in New York City;
  • Personal statement explaining what you seek to accomplish during the program and how participation in the program would enhance your work in philanthropy or strengthen civil society locally.  Any professional or academic experience outside of your home country should also be described (2 pages maximum).

Application dossiers must include two letters of reference. Applicants should provide their referees with the link to the online recommendation form. At least one of the two letters should be from individuals who know the applicant in a professional (rather than an academic) capacity.

Program-related questions may be sent to  In the event that you should encounter  problems with completing or submitting your application form online, please e-mail  Indicate "SIFP 2017" in the subject line.  In the event that applying online proves challenging, the application form may be made available upon request via

Upon submission of your application, you may anticipate receipt via email of an automated acknowledgement of your submission. In the event that you do not receive it in your email in-box, please check your junk mail or spam mail folder. 

Due to the high volume of submissions, only complete applications are eligible for consideration by the selection committee.

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Please provide the following information AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT:
Are you currently employed?*

Please enter your current principal place of employment or professional civil society affiliation.
Are you currently an active volunteer or board member at (a) local grantmaking or not-for-profit organization(s)?*

Do you hold a degree from a university, college or other comparable institution of higher learning?*

Are you presently a student at a university, college or other comparable institution for higher learning?*

Referee #1
Referee #2
Is English your native language?*

Was English the language of instruction at your high school, college or university?*

If you answered no to the previous two questions, either enter your score(s) where applicable, complete the "Other" section as indicated or skip to the next question.
Do you have prior academic or professional experience in the United States?*

CONTACT INFORMATION: Please indicate where you prefer to be reached by mail and e-mail. Include city and country code in the phone numbers.
Please upload the three (3) documents indicated below. The listed documents are required to complete your dossier for consideration. Note that the documents must be formatted to a page size of 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Documents in the following formats are acceptable: .DOC, .PDF, .JPG, .GIF, and .PNG.
Please indicate which documents were uploaded to this online application form.*