FlagsApply to represent Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda as a Professional Fellow on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE)! Applicants will be selected through a competitive process by program partners and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Before you apply, please check your eligibility for the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) here:  

Am I Eligible?

Once you have determined that you are eligible, you can complete and submit your application.

The application consists of four sections:

  1. Information About You
  2. Your Leadership and Statement of Purpose
  3. Recommendations
  4. Pledge of Authenticity

If you are not able to submit the online version of the application, you can download the application in PDF (here) or Word (here). Please complete this version of the application and email it — along with the two (2) required references — to pfp-idefellowship@aucd.org. 

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Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. The program will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities (e.g. texts in Braille, large print, electronic format) upon request.

Applications for the Spring 2020 cohort will be open from October 12, 2019 to November 29, 2019. 


Applicant Screening. PFP- IDE staff will review all applications and select those individuals whose applications best meet the program objectives. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in an interview.

Candidate Interviews. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a 45-minute individual interview with a program staff member and a Cultural Affairs Officer from the U.S. Embassy in their home country. The interview will:

  • Explore the candidate’s ideas for a proposed project that addresses a policy or practice-related issue concerning inclusive employment and disability in his or her home country;
  • Assess candidate’s English language proficiency through conversation about the project in question, prior experience and other matters.

The interview will take place either in person or remotely via an online communication platform such as Skype.

Candidate Selection and Next Steps: The interview panel and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will select Fellows after interviewing all potential candidates. Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the final selection decisions.

Successful candidates will be matched with a university center in the U.S. that will serve as their Fellowship host site. They will be connected with a mentor from the university faculty who shares their specialized interest in inclusive employment and will guide their individual Fellowship training.