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LankaCorps Fellowship

LankaCorps is a unique opportunity for young leaders of Sri Lankan background to professionally engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in Sri Lanka. The program aims to foster the involvement and understanding of young members of the diaspora who have limited in-depth experience with the country of their heritage. Each year, The Asia Foundation selects an outstanding group of LankaCorps Fellows to live and work for six months in Sri Lanka, granting them the unique chance to “explore their roots while giving back." LankaCorps Fellows will be placed with host organizations identified by The Asia Foundation in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. These individual affiliations may be augmented by an orientation program, language training and, periodic activities with other young leaders. Asia Foundation staff will offer in-country advisory and logistical support for the Fellows during the six-month program. Visit the link below.

Sponsor: The Asia Foundation

Award Restrictions

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

Host CountriesSri Lanka
Nationality RequiredCanada and United States
Other CriteriaApplicants must: Be at least 21 of age, and not over 30, on the projected start date; Have at least a bachelor's degree with high academic achievement; Demonstrate leadership skills and civic engagement; Be in excellent physical health; Be of Sri Lankan heritage; and Have U.S. or Canadian citizenship. Candidates in all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to those whose background and interests are likely to contribute to Sri Lanka's development.

Host Institution:

This award is linked to a specific institution.

Award Specifications

Additional information about this award.

Amountprogram expenses covered
Number of Awards5-7
DeadlineJanuary 28
IncludesThe fellowship will provide roundtrip international airfare, in-country expenses, including a monthly stipend, and health insurance coverage.

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