About Fellowship in US


The Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment supports the aims of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which was created to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights by persons with disabilities. The Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment specifically works towards securing the right to quality employment opportunities and fulfilling workplace environments for individuals with disabilities, both nationally and internationally.

Am I Eligible


The Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) supports 20 mid-career professionals (Fellows) from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, selected through a competitive process, to participate in a five-week intensive fellowship program at a university-based research and education center for disabilities in the U.S.  Fellows will be placed with a university- based research and education center for disabilities that will provide them with mentorship and learning experiences during their stay in the U.S. Hosts will help Fellows apply what they learn during their fellowship, and plan related projects upon their return to their home countries.
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Living in the US


Professional Fellows may want to be familiar with certain aspects of life in the U.S. before taking part in the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment, especially if they have not visited the U.S. before. Helpful tips, strategies, and resources are provided.

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Where to Start


Learn more about the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment, and learn about application processes for Fellows and Hosts. The timeline of program activities is included as well.
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ADA Fellowship Archive


professional-fellows-program-logoIn 2017, The Association of University Centers for Disabilities (AUCD), with the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, UMASS Boston, and AUCD’s national network of university centers implemented the ADA International Fellowship Program honoring Senators Robert Dole’s and Thomas Harkin’s work in disability rights, education, and inclusion.  This program was a forerunner to the current Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment but was focused on inclusive education. Continue reading “ADA Fellowship Archive”