USAID IREX Reciprocal Exchanges 2022

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce that applications for the Reciprocal Exchange component are open for U.S. professionals and Fellowship Alumni to form lasting partnerships, expand markets and networks, and increase mutual understanding between the United States and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

About Mandela Washington Fellowships

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is aimed at bringing youths from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa to forge connections with one another and U.S. leaders through academic and leadership training.

Founded in 2014, the fellowship selects exceptional fellows to work with private, public, and non-profit organizations for six, weeks setting the stage for long-term engagement between the United States and Africa.

Requirements for USAID IREX Reciprocal Exchanges

  • Fellowship Alumni must be considered Alumni of the Fellowship by the U.S. Department of State.  They may not be employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S. Government. 
  • Fellowship Alumni must reside in the proposed project country and be present for the full duration of the project’s implementation.
  • Fellowship Alumni must also fill out the Fellowship Alumni contact information form if they have not done so in the last year.
  • Fellowship Alumni from all cohorts are eligible to apply.
  • IREX reserves the right to offer partial funding to selected recipients.

How to Apply for the USAID IREX Reciprocal Exchanges

To apply for the ongoing USAID IREX Reciprocal Exchanges is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the USAID IREX Reciprocal Exchanges on or before October 13, 2021