PFP 2016 Application Open

March, 3 2016

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is announcing the opening of the online application for 2016. For Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine it is administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS


Initiated in 2005 under the auspices of the Legislative Education and Practice (LEAP) program, the PFP affords promising young professionals the opportunity to gain practical experience in, and exposure to, United States government. The knowledge and interest of these young Eurasian professionals in American political processes will be expanded through short-term fellowships in state legislatures and city halls across the United States, as well as on Capitol Hill.

In addition, the PFP enables Americans to travel outbound on reciprocal visits. One of the program objectives is to enable Fellows to share their knowledge with peers in Eurasia through a follow-on program in which they will conduct conferences and outreach activities in collaboration with American counterparts. Another unique new feature to the PFP is that it will serve countries outside Eurasia, meaning that American Councils' Fellows will have an opportunity to learn from their peers around the world (Asia, Africa, etc).

Recruitment dates: 15 February - 15 April 2016

Online Application: April 15 - Application closes

April 18 - Online review

April 25 - Reading and scoring begins

May 27 - Deadline for scoring

June 6-17 Interviews

For more questions related to PFP in Moldova:

American Councils for International Education

Kogalniceanu 81 St.

Chisinau, Moldova, MD - 2014

Tel: 373 22 270-766

Fax: 373 22 234 -873
PFP Program Officer

Dr Daniela Munca-Aftenev


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