Call for International Philanthropy Fellows Applications at Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, Center for Civil Society Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the International Fellows in Philanthropy Program for the 2004-2005 academic year. This program based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, affords an opportunity for advanced study, research, and training for up to eight participants each year who are involved in studying or managing private nonprofit, or philanthropic organizations outside of the United States, or working as NGO liaisons in the public or commercial sectors. Fellowships, which can be an academic year or semester, are available at both the Junior and Senior level. Special funding is available for Fellows from East Africa and for Fellows conducting research on Community Foundations. Application deadline is February 25, 2005.

We are soliciting candidates who:
1) have demonstrated a high degree of interest, experience, and professional competence in research, management, or general leadership related to the voluntary, nongovernmental, nonprofit, or philanthropic sector; or
2) nonprofit liaison officers established by governments and multinational organizations who play a role in linking with nonprofit organizations through project partnerships, legal reform initiatives, and a variety of other activities.

Candidates are expected to have attained a university diploma equivalent to the American Bachelors of Arts or Science degree and be capable of carrying out independent research and inquiry. A high degree of English fluency is required as demonstrated by a score of 600 or higher on the TOEFL exam.

There are no restrictions as to nationality (except that US citizens are excluded from eligibility). Fellows are required to attend the annual International Fellows in Philanthropy Conference prior to their fellowship year and are strongly encouraged to participate in subsequent annual conferences. The 2005 conference will be held in Beijing, China.

For more information, or to download an application, visit: or contact Carol Wessner

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