US Embassy MEPI Leadership Development Fellowship 2023-2024
The US Embassy are keen to taking highly intelligent and academically inclined international students who wish to forge their path in the United States to enroll for their ongoing MEPI Leadership Development Fellowship program for the 2023-2024 academic session.
The LDF fellowship program is an intensive civic engagement and social entrepreneurship scheme, and selected candidates are expected to fully participate in each stage of the program. The programme will take place over 12 months and 5 stages which will be detailed below on the fellowship cycle section.
MEPI seeks emerging leaders who are innovators and problem-solvers, are currently engaged in civic engagement and social entrepreneurship, can work in a cross-cultural setting, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and commit to applying the learning and skills built during the LDF Fellowship.
Fellowship Sponsor(s): US Embassy
Fellowship Type: Full Funded
Fellowship Benefits: Varies
Study Level: Postgraduate
Eligible Countries: Libya
1. Stage One: Fellowship begins with 10 days of in-person workshops and trainings with World Learning in partnership with Duke University focused on: studying the systems that contribute to societal challenges; building effective partnerships for social change; and developing inclusive and equitable interventions.
2. Stage Two: Fellows refine interventions and complete exercises that provide local focus on systems analysis, inclusive interventions, building partnerships, and other acquired tools and knowledge from Stage One.
3. Stage Three: Fellows spend 3 weeks in the United States as part of the English Track (for high-proficiency English speakers), or in Tunisia as part of the Arabic Track (for high-proficiency Arabic speakers), to gain academic and local insights into civic engagement and social entrepreneurship and to report and reflect on the findings of their Stage Two activities.
4. Stage Four: Over 6 months, fellows apply the lessons of the LDF Fellowship and report on results to strengthen their ongoing civic and social entrepreneurial activities. During this stage, Fellows may apply for small grants or technical assistance.
5. Stage Five: In the final month, fellows reconvene for a 3-day virtual event to learn and share the impact of their LDF experience.
Requirements and eligibility criteria for the MEPI Leadership Development Fellowship 2023-2024:
- Applicants must be from Libya
- Applicants must be between 28 and 35 years of age.
- Applicants must have at least five years of professional work experience in a relevant field.
- Must possess a minimum of five years of civic engagement and/or social entreneurship experience.
- Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.
- Applicants must be willing and able to participate fully in all five stages of the LDF Fellowship.
- Applicants must have the capacity and ability to immediately apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the LDF Fellowship.
Application Procedures for the 2023/2024 US Embassy MEPI Leadership Development Fellowship:
Interested applicants who meets the above requirements and eligibility criteria are expected to complete an online application; recording a short video statement; and submitting a resume, a professional reference form, a certificate of graduation, and a passport copy (if available).
Applications will be reviewed based on clearly defined criteria, including that the applicant is an:
1. Engaged Doer. They have a track record of substantive and meaningful civic engagement or social entrepreneurship experience, they can identify at least one active civic engagement or social entrepreneurship project they will focus on throughout the fellowship, and they have the authority, ability, or support to immediately apply what they acquire during the fellowship in their project.
2. Inclusive Leader. They demonstrate that they have an inclusive mindset, such as humility, awareness of bias, a curiosity about others, an authentic commitment to diversity, and open to alternative ideas/perspectives, as well as a passion to give back to the community.
3. Inquisitive. They seek personal growth, actively pursue opportunities for personal and professional enrichment, demonstrate the ability to think critically, contextualize acquired knowledge through real-world application, and transform lessons learned into tangible actions.
4. Mission-Driven Collaborator. They already have pursued or are open to pursuing partnerships within local communities and can collaborate effectively across sectors, driven by a mission to achieve a positive impact.
Application Deadline: January 16, 2023
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