Gain competitive skills for the global workplace plus experience the business, policy, and cultural environments of Russia and the region.  

WHAT IS THE ALFA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training.

The fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private pre-departure tutoring.

The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 program year is December 1, 2021. For details regarding the application process, please visit the Cultural Vistas website: culturalvistas.org/alfa

WHO ARE FELLOWS

FELLOWS ARE EARLY TO MID-CAREER PROFESSIONALS FROM THE UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM, AND GERMANY

with a demonstrated interest in Russia and the region. While Russian language skills vary, most fellows have studied Russian for at least two years at the postsecondary level.

FELLOWS HAVE A BACHELOR’S OR MASTER’S DEGREE AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

in fields including arts/cultural management, business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, among others.

FELLOWS POSSESS LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL AND EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS.

They exemplify personal initiative and clear goals and expectations for the program year.

FELLOWS VALUE BEING PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND A COMMON INTEREST IN RUSSIA AND THE REGION.

FIELDS

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Arts/Cultural Management
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Business
Economics
Energy
Finance
Health Policy
Human Development
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International Relations
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Journalism
Law
Public Policy
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Risk Management
Sustainability
Urban Planning
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Other Fields

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