2024 KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative (Fully Funded) 

Deadline: June 7, 2024.

The KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative aims to equip Korean and global leaders with the necessary skills to address the challenges posed by our rapidly changing world. Through a series of virtual sessions and an annual gathering in Salzburg, the Initiative is a global knowledge platform for mutual learning and exchange, where leaders at junior and senior levels, can share the current global and local issues they are facing, and develop and disseminate innovative action plans.


  1. Theme Focus: Policy professionals passionate about exploring the relationship between technology and its impacts on societal growth, governance, equity, security, and environmental sustainability.
  2. Professional Background: Early to mid-career professionals from diverse fields, including academia, business, public sector, and civil society.
  3. Age Range: Predominantly applicants aged between 30 and 40 years.
  4. Global Participation: Seeking a cohort of 30~35 fellows, comprising Korean nationals (15) and international participants (20).
  5. Target Geographies: Special emphasis on applicants based in or whose work has a focus on, the following geographies: Australia, Canada, China, European Union institutions, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, Nordic Countries (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway), Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States.
  6. Sub-theme Engagement: Candidates should have professional experience with and interest in at least one of the sub-themes of the program (please refer to the sub-themes from Year 2: Connecting Technologies item on this page).
  7. Active Participation: Participants must be prepared to actively delve into the issues, phenomena, future prospects, and impacts of the critical issues emerging within the sub-themes.


Transportation, meals, and accommodation expenses for the program in Salzburg will be covered.


Apply using this link if you are an international applicant.

If you are a Korean citizen, please use this link.

Find more information on the OFFICIAL LINK

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