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Ian Axford Fellowship In Public Policy For Study and Travel In New Zealand

 

The Commonwealth Fund of New York invites applicants for the 2001 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy. The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 15, 2000.

The fellowships give outstanding American professionals at a mid-career level the opportunity to study, travel, and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand, including first-hand knowledge of economic, social and political reforms, and management of the government sector. The program aims to reinforce New Zealand/United States links, improve public policy development by the cross-fertilization of ideas and experience, and build up a network of public policy experts on both sides of the Pacific.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have at least five years experience in their profession. There are no formal age limits, but the focus of the fellowship is on mid-career development, and successful applicants are likely to be in their late twenties to early forties. Candidates' proposals for study while in New Zealand may address any field of public policy, including education and training, welfare reform, health, crime prevention and enforcement, community development, youth and families, workplace and employment issues, policies related to indigenous peoples, environmental policy, public sector reform, tax policy, local government, information technology, science and technology, telecommunications, public utilities, and program evaluation in the government sector.

Each fellowship includes roundtrip airfare to New Zealand for the fellow, a dependent partner and/or children to age 18 years, and a monthly living and travel allowance. It is expected that candidates, where possible, will be on full or partial paid leave from their places of employment.

For information and an application, contact: Robin Osborn, The Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021-2692 (telephone: 212.606.3809, email: ro@cmwf.org), or see the Commonwealth Fund's World

Wide Web home page (http://www.cmwf.org).

 

Updated December 18, 1999