Call for applications - Professional Fellows Program for Economic Empowerment - CRDF (USA)

Deadline : 18/03/2022

Credit : CRDF Global


The PFP administered by CRDF Global will support economic empowerment and create and sustain economic opportunities for women, youth, minorities, and marginalized populations. Fellowships may focus on topics, such as:

  • Small and medium business development.

  • Business administration

  • Business education

  • Economic development policy

  • Social entrepreneurship

  • Community training programs

  • Innovation and technology

  • Emerging technologies

Eligibility :

  • Ages 25-40 at time of program

  • Currently employed

  • At least two years of professional experience at the time of application;

  • Have a track record of making an impact in their community, organization or company;

  • Be proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application;

  • Be a citizen of, and currently residing in, one of the eligible countries for participation in the program (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia).

Current Opportunity :

During the 2022/2023 Professional Fellows Program, Professional Fellows from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a Program Kickoff in Detroit, Michigan

  • Travel to Burlington, Vermont; Detroit, Michigan; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, California; or Seattle, Washington for a 4-week custom fellowship placement

  • Stay with a U.S. family during a one-week homestay

  • Join Professional Fellows from around the world at the 3-day Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC

  • Engage in in-country follow-on projects and participate in alumni engagement opportunities

  • Potentially host a US Professional Fellow during a reverse exchange

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