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Alfa Fellowship

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year. The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

To be eligible, a candidate must have a graduate-level degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, and/or public policy and at least two years professional experience; be 25-35 years old; and a US Citizen or UK Citizen.

Fields of Study:

  • Business; Economics; Journalism; Law; Public Policy


  • Russia

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Travel


  • US Citizen
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • One year


  • December 1 

Degree Level:

  • Graduate