McCain Institute’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Program 2018 for Emerging Leaders Worldwide (Funded to USA)

Application Deadline: December 4th 2017

Each year, the McCain Institute selects up to 20 emerging leaders to be a part of its Next Generation Leaders program. They are individuals from around the world, from every walk of life, who even in their mid-careers have demonstrated extraordinary character, commitment to core human values, and capacity for future leadership. These professionals are ready to rise to the next level of leadership and change their world.

Those selected are offered a unique program that blends professional development, exposure to top-level policy makers, and formal training in leadership and communications, as they build reserves of personal capital and support networks that will last a lifetime.

Participants enter the Next Generation Leaders program with a passion that drives their activity. The McCain Institute’s professional development opportunities, values-based leadership training, and connection with critical support networks help them rise to the next level of global stewardship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants should be in their mid-career, possess working proficiency in English with a high-degree of professional, academic and work achievements.
  • Aspiring Next Generation Leaders must demonstrate commitment to highest level of ethical leadership, show decisive recommendations that substantiate their leadership qualities, and make a commitment to return to their home environment at the end of the program year.
  • Participants should have a decade or more of career experience.
  • There is no specific age requirement, however, typical NGLs range from 30 to 45 years old.


  • The McCain Institute provides each NGL a stipend that covers all standard living costs for a year. Each participant receives the stipend amount monthly, covering expenses such as rent, utilities, food and any other regular costs.
  • The stipend amount varies depending on the cost of living in the participant’s placement city. Added to the stipend is travel allowance that NGLs may use for professional travel in support of their LAP’s during the program year.
  • The overall stipend is separate from the program related cost, such as travel to and from leadership training modules, module lodgings and per diem for the duration of program modules are covered by the McCain Institute separately.
  • Per visa regulations the McCain Institute also covers health insurance and workers comp.
  • The McCain Institute covers all costs including administrative costs.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the McCain Institute’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Program 2018 


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