The Fellowship Programmes

We run intensive, four-week Fellowship Programmes twice a year in the UK for emerging leaders from 12 countries of the former Soviet Union. The Programmes are built around three pillars - unique insight into UK institutions, personalised meetings and leadership skills development - which together offer both a broad picture and an individual focus.

John Smith MP

The Rt Hon John Smith QC MP was an outstanding politician of his generation who was deeply committed to the advancement of good governance, the rule of law and social justice. We work tirelessly to keep his legacy alive.

Our Fellows

The John Smith Trust (JST) has a distinguished Alumni network of more than 500 Fellows. Over the last two decades, the JST has been connecting a collaborative fellowship of leaders who actively contribute to positive change in their countries and societies. The John Smith Trust Fellowship is for life.
"The JST Network shaped my research and my thinking... The relationships are priceless."
Ilhomjon Aliev, Central Asia, 2018