Professional Fellows Program (PFP)
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, as well as build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. Inbound (non-U.S.) PFP fellows are placed in intensive 4-week fellowships in non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices across the United States for an individually tailored professional development experience. Inbound PFP Fellows build a broad network with U.S. counterparts and other fellows as they develop a deeper understanding of U.S. society. Outbound PFP Fellows, U.S. counterparts who have hosted inbound Fellows, travel overseas for participant-driven reciprocal programs that support follow-on projects and long-term collaboration.
The PFP administered by CRDF Global will support economic empowerment and create and sustain economic opportunities for women, youth, minorities, and marginalized populations. Fellowships may focus on topics, such as:
Small and medium business development
Economic development policy
Community training programs
Innovation and technology
During the Outbound 2023 Professional Fellows Program, Professional Fellows from the United States will have the opportunity to:
- Attend an in-country orientation with US Embassy staff and the recently returned Professional Fellows cohort.
- Engage with a Spring 2023 Fellow in implementing a follow-on project with their place of employment and community during a 10-day placement in one of four countries: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia.
- Participate in a Closing Synthesis Session with the outbound cohort
Citizen and currently residing in the United States
Emerging leaders in government, civil society, or the private sector who have demonstrated expertise pertaining to Economic Empowerment
Any 10-day period from October 1 – October 30, 2023
Areas of Impact
Partners (U.S. & Abroad)
August 26, 2023
Zeineb Ben Azzouz
Ilham El Aouissi
Fatima Ezzahra Jaida
Yosra Ben Lassoued
Soulaima Ben Tmim
Established in 1995, CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that advances security, health, and economic progress by mitigating threats and enhancing opportunities through science, innovation, and collaboration.