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 15 accomplished young Americans and Britons 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.. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are to expand networks of American, British, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

The Alfa Fellowship Program is sponsored by Alfa-Bank, and is administered in the U.S. and U.K. 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.