The Generation Change Fellows Program (GCFP) is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of civically engaged youth leaders as they emerge as peacebuilders in their communities. By delivering training in effective leadership, conflict management, and prejudice awareness and reduction; providing online courses and other resources; and fostering a global learning community, the two year Fellowship gives participants the additional skills, knowledge, support, and resources needed to increase their resilience as peacebuilders and civic leaders, manage conflict at a local level, and increase the effectiveness of their peacebuilding programs.

Host Organisation:
  • The U.S. Institute of Peace
Program Duration:
  • 24 Months
Financial Support and Benefits:
  • Upon completing the training, participants will join Generation Change’s global community of emerging civic leaders and will have access to various resources provided by USIP.
  • USIP will pay for participant airfare, lodging, meal, and visa expenses.

Program Activities:

The 24-month Fellows Program-which includes access to Global Campus courses for ongoing learning-provides these young civic leaders with the following skills and experiences:

Conflict Management Skills
Developing the core conflict management skills of active listening, relationship building, negotiation, mediation and dialogue and working cooperatively to find mutually agreeable solutions among parties.

Leadership Development Skills
Providing emerging leaders with practical skills in communication, leadership presence, and story-telling to help them articulate their vision and mission more effectively and create healthier, more stable organizations.

A Dynamic Community of Civic Leaders
Creating lasting relationships built on trust so that Fellows are able to turn to one another for advice and assistance both digitally and in person.

Also Visit: Fully Funded Hubert H. Humphery Fellowship Program USA

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must live and work in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan.
  • Must be 18-35 years old.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must hold a leadership role in an organization that does peacebuilding work. 
  • Must possess a willingness to participate and learn from peers and facilitators
  • Must have a passport that is valid through January 2019.
Required Documents:

Please submit the following documents with this application. 

  • An updated curriculum vitae or resume 
  • A scanned copy of the informational page of your passport.
How to Apply:

To complete your application, you must email your CV and a copy of your passport to Applications will be accepted no later than May 10, 2018 at 17:00 (GMT -4:00). Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Application Deadline:

USIP Generation Change Fellows Program 2018 is:

  • May 10, 2018