2014 Gabr Fellowship

Organization Description

The Gabr Fellowship is an initiative of the Shafik Gabr Foundation designed
to promote intercultural dialogue and collaboration between Egyptians and
Americans. In an increasingly interconnected world, cross-cultural
understanding and professional networks are essential for peace and progress.
The Fellowship is sponsored by the Shafik Gabr Foundation and organized by
the Arab American Institute.

Position Description

The Gabr Fellowship brings together young professionals from across the Arab
world and the United States to meet with world-renowned public figures to
explore transnational challenges faced by their societies and to gain an
introduction to Middle East and American societies, traditions, politics,
business, governance, art, law, media, customs and religions. The Gabr
Fellows will develop collaborative action projects to address one or more of
the issues discussed relating to art, science, media, law or
entrepreneurship.

Roles and Responsibilities

The fellows will travel in Egypt May 10-24 and in the US June 7-21. Fellows
will meet with renowned public figures to discuss challenges faced by their
societies and the global community today. Leveraging their expertise and the
depth of the exchange, Fellows will work together in teams of both American
and Egyptian members on collaborative action projects. The action projects
address common challenges facing Egyptian and American societies. The
projects serve to broaden the impact of the Gabr Fellowship to the Fellows'
peers, communities and societies with the goal of sustainable bridge building
across both the east and west.

Eligibility Requirements

The Gabr Fellowship seeks emerging leaders and young professionals in the
areas of art, science, media, law and both social and business
entrepreneurship. Applicants should have big ideas and a strong interest in
transnational dialogue. All applicants must be 24 to 35 years of age and must
be citizens of the United States or an Arab country. American applicants
without prior travel to the Middle East and Arab applicants without prior
travel to the United States are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information visit http://www.aaiusa.org/pages/gabr-fellowship

Applications are available online at http://eastwestdialogue.org/apply.

Deadline: March 31, 2014