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McCain Institute 2022 Global Leaders Program (Fully-funded)


The McCain Global Leaders Program fosters character-driven leaders from around the world who exemplify Senator John McCain’s tradition of serving a cause greater than oneself.

Each cohort will consist of 25 different leaders from around the world who are working “in the arena” to advance democracy, human rights, and freedom over a 10-month fellowship and experiential learning program. The program is intended to develop each leader’s personal and professional leadership journey and impact by providing training, tools, and access to highly relevant regional and worldwide networks, with the purpose of preparing today’s leaders for tomorrow’s issues.

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The McCain Institute

The McCain Institute for International Leadership is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that works in partnership with Arizona State University to “promote leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom, and human dignity in the United States and around the world.” The institute was founded in 2012 and is named after Arizona U.S. Senator and Republican Party presidential contender John McCain. The McCain Institute is part of Arizona State University and is based in Washington, D.C.

  • Type: College School
  • Organisation: McCain Institute
  • Course to study: Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2021

Aim and Benefits of McCain Institute Global Leaders Program

Participants will not be paid a stipend, but the McCain Institute will cover all direct costs associated with their participation in the program (economy class airfare, accommodations, food, and incidentals). Other than the time commitment that MGLs make to participate in programming, there will be no cost to participate.

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McCain Institute Global Leaders Program Qualification Requirements

  • Applicants should be in their mid-career, have a working knowledge of English, and be actively involved in the program’s focus issue areas.
  • Aspiring McCain Global Leaders (MGLs) should hold a position of leadership in their industry and be active “in the arena,” working to effect change in their local communities.
  • Applicants must be committed to serving a cause greater than themselves and must be willing to participate fully in virtual engagements, in-person programs, and post-program alumni events.
  • There are no educational prerequisites.

Application Requirements Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • (Completed Application Form)
  • ONE OR TWO RECOMMENDATION LETTERS (can be sent in any format)

How to Apply

Are you interested and qualified? To apply, go to McCain Institute’s website at www.mccaininstitute.org.

All application materials should be emailed to leadershipinitiatives@mccaininstitute.org as attachments in a single email. Please use the following format in the email subject line: MGL Application- Last Name- First Name