The Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion is an innovative training initiative designed for banking regulators and policymakers from emerging and frontier markets to promote and further develop their work on policy and regulation in financial services for the poor.

The Application Period for the 2015 Fellowship is now closed.

To be notified of the release of the 2016 Application, please submit your email address on our Contact Page.



All potential applicants should keep in mind the following:

  • Admitted Fellows must be present for all aspects of the Program, including each day of a two-week residency in late April, and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum in fall. No exceptions.
  • This is a rigorous program. You will be expected to complete readings, assignments and exercises throughout the fellowship year in order to be designated as an alumnus and receive the certificate of completion.
  • Admitted Fellows will receive full scholarships to cover the cost of the Residency including: two weeks of courses and events; coach class return trip airfare; your   lodging; breakfast and lunch on the weekdays, and some dinners; most transportation; some group activities. The Program will not cover your personal and incidental costs or the costs for any additional attendees (i.e., spouses, colleagues, dependents), phone calls, visas, souvenirs, health insurance etc. The Program will not cover travel to the AFI Global Policy Forum.
  • Endorsement of each applicant and their policy issue by the Bank Governor or similar position is required for admittance to the Program.

The program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.