Fellows also participate in two leadership seminars during the summers, mid-way through and at the end of the program. These seminars, held at universities in Asia, provide an opportunity for Fellows to meet each other and develop sustaining networks. They also provide a forum for discussion of issues related to leadership.
Fellows are selected for their academic and teaching excellence as well as their leadership potential. They should be proficient in spoken and written English. All scholars must be nominated by their home institutions. Qualified nominees are interviewed by United Board representatives and selected on a competitive basis.
The United Board invites partner institutions in Asia to nominate qualified candidates who have distinguished themselves in terms of leadership, academics and teaching, and who are likely to be promoted to positions of leadership in the institution. Nominees must have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The Fellows Program is open to candidates from any area of the university. We particularly welcome candidates in the humanities and social sciences, as well as candidates who work in these areas:
- Environment and health (natural sciences and social sciences)
- Inter-religious understanding, peace studies, conflict transformation and reconciliation
- Local knowledge (e.g. integration of local knowledge into undergraduate curriculum)
Profiles of United Board Fellows: Lilian Jasper, Nguyen Minh Tho Le, Esther Romarate and Yang Qianhua
Nomination and application process for 2014-2016: Nominations must be made by the institution’s top administration. An institution may nominate up to three candidates. Nominations should indicate specific leadership positions the candidates will take (e.g. academic dean, dean of students). Nominees should be at least twelve years from retirement. Priority will be given to institutions that have serious plans and excellent potential for faculty and leadership development.
Nominations (Nomination Form / Application Form) for the 2014-2016 class of United Board Fellows are now open till September 30, 2013. For questions about the program or nomination procedures, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact Amy Weber at email@example.com.
United Board Fellows Leadership Seminar 2013: Seminar 2013 Book
Program Impact: February 2010 Impact Evaluation Report and October 2007 Impact Evaluation Report
Program Introductory Materials: 2012-14 Cohort
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