Alfa Fellowship Program

Location:
Russia
Term: Academic Year

Funding and support to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia.

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, 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 pre-departure tutoring.

Webinars

The Alfa Fellowship Program will be hosting webinars throughout the fall. To view the schedule and register, please click here.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Early to mid-career professional from the United States, United Kingdom, or Germany*
  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience related to desired field of work placement
  • Demonstrated interest in Russia and the region with clearly defined career trajectory
  • Committed to being an active contributor to an international network
  • Previous study of a second language, preferably Russian

*Russian citizens are ineligible to apply, including individuals who are also citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, or Germany

Fact Sheet

Discipline:
Humanities, Social Sciences
Eligibility:
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Fellowships, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential
Location:
Russia
Term:
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
2022
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021