PROJECT Governance scholarships welcomes applications for the 2023 cohort of graduate degree fellows from the Pacific Islands at the East-West Center


The application window is open for the 2023 cohort of PROJECT Governance scholarships for graduate students from the Pacific Islands. 

Applications will close on March 1, 2023.  The one-year, fully funded fellowship is designed to support exceptional, rising leaders from Pacific Island countries in professional degrees at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in the fields of finance, law, and information systems. 

PROJECT Governance (ProGov) is a five-year funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative aiming to strengthen democratic institutions and promote sound, just, and responsive governance in the Pacific, in collaboration with governments and community organizations in twelve Pacific Island Countries. The project is a partnership among the East-West Center (EWC), The Pacific Community (SPC), CARE, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

As ProGov Fellows pursue their degree studies, they join an active, international community of several hundred graduate students from over 40 countries and more than 50 fields of study, living together at the East-West Center. The Fellows will also participate directly in PROJECT Governance activities, collaborating with project partners in governance training and events both during and after their professional studies at the University of Hawai’i, and contributing to the creation of a stronger Blue Pacific.

To learn more about the PROJECT Governance Graduate Fellowships, please visit the ProGov Fellowship application page, or contact EWC directly at [email protected].



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