Promoting Understanding of Russia

A View of Moscow's Kremlin and Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Moscow's Borodinsky Bridge at Night
"Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" Statue, Russian Exhibition Center, Moscow
AFP #9 Fellows in the town of Gorodets near Nizhny Novgorod
AFP #9 Fellows visiting Moscow's Skolkovo School of Management
AFP #8 with President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus
center left
and President of Alfa-Bank Petr Aven
center right
One of the islands of the Valaam Archipelago visited by AFP #9 Fellows
AFP #6 Fellows in Baku, Azerbaijan
AFP #9 Fellows in Sochi

Welcome to the Alfa Fellowship Program

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, Fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the U.S., U.K., or Germany. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian, U.K.-Russian, and German-Russian relations.

The Alfa Fellowship Program is sponsored by Alfa-Bank, and is administered in the U.S., U.K., and Germany by Cultural Vistas, and in Moscow by the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue.
OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.