Professional Development: Alfa Fellowship Program

The Alfa Fellowship Program, a distinguished international initiative that offers the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia, is now accepting applications.

Each year, the program offers up to 18 young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete work placements at leading institutions in Russia, 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 tutoring in the US, UK, or Germany.

The Alfa Fellowship Program was founded in 2004 with the aim 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. Since then, over 170 Americans, Britons, and Germans have been able to work, live, and travel in Russia through this unique professional opportunity.

Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are to expand an international network of young professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russian affairs in the West.

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.

Basic Requirements: 

  • US, UK, or German citizen between the ages of 25 and 35
  • Graduate degree and at least two years of relevant professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field OR
  • Undergraduate degree and approximately 5-6 years of professional experience a field

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018


For more on the Alfa Fellowship Program or to apply, please visit this site.