As Asia moves into the 21st century, it faces political, economic, and social challenges that transcend national boundaries. To meet these challenges, the region needs a new pool of intellectuals who are willing to be active in the public sphere and can articulate common concerns and propose creative solutions. Recognizing that opportunities for intellectual exchanges are currently limited by institutional, linguistic and cultural parameters, The Nippon Foundation, in cooperation with major academic institutions in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, has launchced the Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowships Program (API Fellowships Program).
The API Fellowship Program's primary aims are:
•To help create a new pool of public intellectuals in the Asian region;
•To promote mutual learning among Asian public intellectuals; and
•To contribute to the growth of public spaces in which effective responses to regional needs can be generated.
The API Fellowship Program is open to anyone involved in the production and exchange of knowledge, ideas, and inspiration which fit with the goals of API Fellowships Program. This includes academics, researchers, media professionals, artists, writers, NGO workers, social workers, public servants and others who work for the betterment of society.
Accepted fellows are provided transportation, housing, stipend, insurance, and research allowance (for computers, books, and other materials).
COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Application Form. Typewritten applications only. Handwritten will not be processed.
2. Cover Letter
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Project Proposal
5. Two Reference Letters
Please submit your complete application documents:
Electronic format: firstname.lastname@example.org. ph
Hardcopy format (all documents with the 2 reference letters in a sealed brown envelope):
API Fellowships Program - Philippine Office
Ground Floor, Center for Community Services Bldg.
Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Philippines 1108
We encourage you to apply today! Or forward this message to your interested friends and colleagues from your networks and institutions.
Visit the website: http://www.api-fellowships.org/body/home2.php