Alfa Fellowship Program 2017

Alfa Bank
Last date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
United Kingdom
United States

Detailed Description

Applications are open for Alfa Fellowship Program that was founded in 2004 with the goal of fostering a community of emerging leaders who have first-hand experience in the business, public policy, and cultural environments of Russia and the region.

The Program is funded by Alfa-Bank and is administered in the U.S., U.K., and Germany by Cultural Vistas and in Moscow by the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue.


  • Round-trip transportation to New York City or London and accommodation (if needed) for selection interviews. 
  • Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., including speakers, activities, travel, and accommodation. 
  • Program-related transportation between U.S./U.K./Germany and Russia. 
  • Pre-departure and Russia-based language training. 
  • Moscow Seminar Program, including briefings, assignment planning, and excursions. 
  • A generous monthly stipend during the program in Russia. 
  • All program-related travel within Russia. 
  • Accommodation in Moscow. 
  • Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance during the program in Russia.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Alfa Fellows have a demonstrated interest in Russian and European/Eurasian affairs, exceptional academic and professional credentials, proven personal initiative, and clear goals and expectations for their professional assignments. 
  • Fellows tend to be between the ages of 25 and 35 with graduate degrees and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy or a related field. 
  • Fellows possess leadership potential and are active in community or public service. 
  • While Russian language skills vary, most Fellows have studied Russian for at least two years at the post-secondary level. 
  • U.S., U.K., or German citizens between the ages of 25 and 35 (Russian citizens are ineligible to apply, including individuals who are also citizens of the United States, United Kingdom or Germany); 
  • Graduate degree and at least two years of relevant professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy or a related field. Candidates without a graduate degree completed or in progress must have an undergraduate degree and approximately 5-6 years of professional experience in their field.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via

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