ASRI Future Leaders Programme (FLP) 2023 – Johannesburg, South Africa

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The ASRI Future Leaders Programme (FLP) is now open for applications. The Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) is open for South African candidates.

When is Application Deadline:

6th November 2022

Tell Me About ASRI Future Leaders Programme:

The ASRI-Future Leaders Programme (FLP) recruits 30 candidates annually, for exposure to selected themes in politics, policy, democracy and governance in preparation for a career in politics, public (civil) service, civil society, business and the media. The aim of the programme is to develop the capacity, skills, aptitudes and attitudes of individuals who are interested in working in and strengthening the media, civil society, public service and government sectors, primarily.

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Which Fields are Eligible?

Some of the themes explored in the programme include:

  • Introduction to selected themes in Politics, Democracy, The State and Government.
  • Introduction to Politics, Economics and Development
  • Ethics and Critical Thinking
  • Race, Redress, Redistribution, Reconciliation and Social Solidarity
  • Climate Justice and the Environment
  • Gender Justice
  • Law & Justice
  • Public Policy

Other focus areas include:

  • Project Management
  • Practical writing workshops
  • Practical speaking workshops
  • Practical technology applications

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can Apply for ASRI Future Leaders Programme?

  • Academic: Students must have at least an undergraduate degree or diploma, with additional qualifications being an advantage
  • Community & leadership experience: Individuals should be active in their community, have some form of leadership experience and show potential for being a change agent in South Africa
  • Age limit: 35
  • Location: Gauteng, Johannesburg.
    • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the programme being conducted online, it has been possible to accommodate participants based in other provinces. Candidates from other provinces are thus, encouraged to apply. Once in-person residency is safely possible, classes will be held at the ASRI office in Johannesburg.
  • Right to live and work in South Africa: Candidates must have South African citizenship, or legal right to live and work in South Africa (i.e. residence permit)

Alumni requirements: Upon completion of the programme, participants are expected to remain active within the FLP Alumni network

Which Countries can apply?

South Africa

Where will Award be Taken?

South Africa

How Many Scholarships will be Given?


What is the Benefit of ASRI Future Leaders Programme?

  • In developing you as a young person, we enhance your social and human capital in a way that not only accelerates your personal growth but also translates into increased opportunities in the future. 
  • Graduates of the 2023 ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Programme are anticipated, in the medium- to long-term, with ongoing support and mentorship from ASRI, to go on to become influential and prominent leaders in government and civil society, occupying a variety of positions in non-profit organisations; interest groups; policy institutes; media organisations; the public service and so forth. 
  • There is no financial cost to participants of the programme. Costs of data will be covered for participation online, along with a subsistence stipend.

How Long will the Program Last?

  • The fellowship program is 4-months and fellows are required to be in attendance Monday to Thursday from 9am – 3:45pm, at our offices in Parktown, Johannesburg, from the beginning of February to the end of May.
  • Upon completion of the 4-month program, there is an optional 3-month work experience placement (externship) at an organisation in-line with your aspirations and interests, with a further option of a 3 month externship extension for exceptional individuals.
  • Core Tenets: The mission of the program is the building of a social justice mind-set, with a particular focus on bettering the socio-economic conditions of people in South Africa. Emphasis is also placed on integrity, respect and tolerance. 

How to Apply for ASRI Future Leaders Programme:

To apply, please fill in the form below or click here: ASRI FLP 2022 Application

Visit ASRI Future Leaders Programme Webpage for Details