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US Department of State Professional Fellows Program: Spring 2023 Program Announcement, and Invitation to attend Outreach Event

October 19, 20220

We are delighted to announce that Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), BRAC University, has partnered with University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication to implement in Bangladesh the Professional Fellows Program -Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

CED is acting as the in-country partner of OU, and are responsible for providing support to recruit Bangladeshi participants for the program in conjunction with OU, and the American Center Dhaka.

In order to share information about the program in person, and answer questions concerning the program, CED and The American Center Dhaka has organized an information sharing event, and is cordially inviting you to attend the event. Here follows the details of the event:

Event Title: Outreach Event for Professional Fellows Program
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Bangladesh Chapter)

Venue: Adda Room, EMK Center Dhaka, Midas Building (9th Floor); MIDAS Center, House 5, Rd 27 Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209

Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Here follow the program details, and the application link:

This flagship program is funded by the U.S. State Department’s Global Leaders Division, and seeks to recruit from Bangladesh mid-level emerging leaders in small or start-up business ventures, business administration, NGOs, business education, incubation hubs, community training programs or social entrepreneurship. Under the auspices of the program members of your organization who own small business ventures or start-ups are hereby invited to apply to the program by clicking on the link given below:

The link (given above) will enable the applicant to read the entire official program announcement, and then take him or her through the application process. The details on how to apply (i.e. application instructions) are also provided there.

We are requesting you to distribute this application link by email, and also by making the link available (and visible) on your website so that a maximum number of members/subscribers/network partners connected with your organization can be alerted about the program, and apply. Please highlight the following points when you disseminate the link:

  1. The application deadline is November 13, 2022
  2. Applications are being sought for the Spring 2023 program, and Spring program will run from early May to early June, 2023.
  3. Applicants must read the program announcement, and relevant instructions very thoroughly before applying. Incomplete, and incorrectly completed applications will be rejected!
  4. The program champions diversity, and encourages participation from women business leaders, entrepreneurs and start-ups outside Dhaka, and business owners representing diversity in race and religious denominations.
  5. Official CED contacts for the program, application support as well as the outreach event are:

a) Shamim E. Haque
Program Coordinator (Bangladesh)
Mobile: 01715934947  

b) Md Mofazzol Karim
Executive, Program Secretariat (Bangladesh)
Mobile: 01753553313

Applicants can email or call either of the above named contacts in-between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM any day of the week (including weekends) to discuss the program or ask questions concerning the application process.

CED is thankful to you and your organization for being part of this opportunity for dynamic, young and nascent Bangladeshi entrepreneurs, and expects to see many applications from the target stakeholders of your organization.


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