Prof. Dev: Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia

Deadline: December 1, 2021

Greetings from Cultural Vistas! We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Alfa Fellowship ProgramWe would be grateful if you would share information about the program and upcoming webinars with students and alumni who you think would be a good fit for this program. We also welcome professors and academic advisors to join us for webinars to learn more about this opportunity.


Webinars will be held throughout the fall. To view the schedule and register, please click here.

Program Information

The Alfa Fellowship Program is an 11-month, fully funded professional development opportunity in Russia for emerging American, British, and German leaders in arts/culture management, business, economics, human development, journalism, law, public policy, and other fields. Fellows gain competitive skills for the global workplace plus experience the business, policy, and cultural environments of Russia and the region. This unparalleled opportunity has enabled over 200 young professionals to elevate their careers since 2004. The program includes language training, seminars, and an extended professional assignment. Trips to cities in the region are interspersed throughout the program year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, program-related travel costs, accommodation, and insurance. Russian language proficiency is preferred but not required. The application deadline is December 1. For more information, please visit:


To be eligible for the Alfa Fellowship Program, candidates must be early to mid-career professionals from the U.S., U.K., or Germany with a bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience in arts/culture management, business, economics, human development, journalism, law, public policy, or other fields.

In addition, candidates should:

  • Have a demonstrated interest in Russia and the region with clearly defined career trajectories
  • Be committed to being active contributors to an international network
  • Have previous study of a second language, preferably Russian

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree related to desired field of work placement
  • Outstanding professional achievement and academic qualifications
  • Active involvement in community and/or public service
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application

Application Information: 

The application deadline for the 2022-2023 program year is December 1, 2021.  

For more information about the Alfa Fellowship Program and to access the online application, please visit:

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