Contest of independent professionals in the social sphere

The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is now accepting applications for a new round of the Independent Professional (INP) initiative. We support collaboration among U.S. and Russian social experts in Social Inclusion, Community Engagement and Volunteerism, Social Entrepreneurship, and Youth Engagement and Mentorship.

Independent Professionals will travel to a host country (Russia or the US) during Spring 2019 to collaborate with partner organizations on seeking new solutions for social challenges relevant to both countries.  Upon their return home, independent professionals will implement activities to convey and apply their new knowledge and expertise for the benefit of their colleagues and community.

Application Materials

Applications for the current round must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on November 18, 2018 (7:59 AM Moscow Time on November 19, 2018). Early submissions are encouraged.

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Please read all materials fully and carefully before submitting your application.

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