Alfa Fellowship Program

Cultural Vistas Organization is offering Alfa Fellowship Program.  A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record is required to be considered for fellowship. Fellowship program aims to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russia in the West. If you got selected than you will get a chance of  work placements at leading institutions.

Cultural Vistas is a non-profit organization that has facilitated internships and professional exchange programs and services for visitors coming to the U.S., and American students.


To apply, students must be:

  • U.S., U.K., or German citizen.
  • 25–35 years old at the application deadline.
  • Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in another second language may be considered.
  • Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience
  • Candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify for the Alfa Fellowship Program.

How to Apply:

Online application form is available on the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Personal statements: should be no more than two typewritten pages in length.
  • Recommendations: must be submitted either via the online system by the recommender or sent in hard copy, sealed with an original signature. No photocopies or faxes will be accepted.
  • Graduate transcripts: (undergraduate for applicants without graduate degree completed or in progress) must also be submitted in hard copy and sealed with the university’s stamp.
  • Official electronic transcripts sent directly from universities to will also be accepted.

Award Amount:

  • Drawing upon extensive contacts throughout industry, media, public, and nonprofit organizations in Russia, the Alfa Fellowship Program works together with the fellows to identify suitable work placements at leading institutions.
  • The Alfa Fellowship Program endeavors to secure positions that meet the interests of both the fellows and host institutions. Fellows’ progress is closely monitored by the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue in Moscow.

Application Deadline:

Interested Candidates can apply till December 1, 2015.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For more information, email:


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