Category Archives: Fellowship

Apply! Grameen Foundation Fellowship: Stipend & Ongoing Professional Development

Grameen FoundationApplication Deadline: 1 March 2015 and 3 May 2015

Grameen Foundation Fellowship is a unique opportunity for professionals from a wide range of industries, from management consulting and business to data analysis to healthcare and agriculture, to gain substantial experience leading the development and implementation of projects serving the poor, working with some of the brightest minds in social innovation.

During the program, fellows work with some of the brightest minds in social innovation on projects designed to accelerate the impact, scale and sustainability of some of the world’s most promising organizations committed to alleviating global poverty. All Fellows receive monthly stipends, group orientation, and ongoing professional development training.

Each Grameen Foundation Fellowship Class is different, as placements are driven by demands on the ground. Typically, strong Fellowship candidates have experience in strategy or management consulting and/or have worked in global business or in start-up environments. Since most placements will be with Grameen Foundation teams, expertise in the areas of financial services, health, agriculture, mobile technology, and social entrepreneurship are also sought. Fellowship placements will likely be in Africa (particularly Uganda, Ghana, and Kenya), Latin America (particularly Colombia and Nicaragua), Asia (particularly India and the Philippines), and the Middle East.

Candidates complete a general application for the Grameen Foundation Fellowship Program and are considered for opportunities that match their skills and interests.

For more information, visit this link.

Apply! The Global Good Fund Fellowship 2016

GGFThe Global Good Fund is accepting applications from social entrepreneurs for our 2016 Fellowship Program cohort. Candidates are encouraged to carefully review the below criteria prior to starting the application process. If you can answer ‘yes’ to every question below, please continue to Part 1 of the application.

Every candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership and growth potential;
  • The candidate must be at a critical point for his/her leadership or for the future of the enterprise;
  • Candidate is committed to social impact and is driving significant change in the his/her industry;
  • The enterprise that the candidate leads is at least one year old;
  • The enterprise must have at least one full-time employee in addition to the candidate;
  • Candidate is committed full‐time to running his/her enterprise;
  • Candidate is coachable and humble, meaning that he/she is eagerly embraces honest critique and feedback and has a desire to learn;
  • Ability to dedicate 15 months to The Global Good Fund Fellowship while remaining in his/her workplace;
  • Candidate must be willing to drive the Fellowship process and take ownership of his/her leadership development;
  • Candidate shows commitment to giving back; he/she actively mentors and invests in team members or other individuals;
  • The enterprise exhibits growth potential, meaning scale or depth of outreach;
  • The enterprise is moving toward a model of financial sustainability whereby 50% or more of the budget is covered through revenue generation. If this level has not been achieved, this goal must be a top priority for the candidate and his/her enterprise;
  • Under 40 years of age (if 40 or older, explain rationale for Fellowship).

The application is comprised of 4 parts:

Part 1: questionaire due by July 1st 2015 Part 2: short video due by july 1st 2015 Part 3: written Application due by july 15th 2015 Part 4: interview between september – october 2015 Decision Issued: December 1st 2015 For more information about application email Karin Fujii on To Apply click here

Apply! Allan Gray Fellowship for South Africans 2015


Application Deadline:

South Africa Grade 12: 30th April 2015

South Africa First year university Students: 31st August 2015

The foundation offers the exceptional Allen Gray Fellowship to South Africa pioneering bright young students. Interested applicants can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university. The Fellowship application is open to learners and students from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The Fellowship selection team aims to correctly select talented individuals from the Southern African region so that the Fellowship is awarded to individuals that are most able to leverage this opportunity. Fellowship applicants need to fulfill the criteria indicated below.

General Selection Criteria

Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:

  • Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.
  • Intellectual Imagination: Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.
  • Courageous Commitment: The courage and dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
  • Spirit of Significance: A weight of personality that comes from living a life personified by passion and integrity.
  • Personal Initiative: A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting


Apart from being entrepreneurially minded, there are a couple of mandatory academic requirements that applicants need to fulfil:

South Africa Grade 12

  • Citizens of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile (refer to General Selection Criteria above)
  • Intention to study for a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy, or Economics) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch or UP
  • Level 5 in Pure Mathematics for Grade 11 results
  • Level 6 average for Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 31 July 2015
  • You cannot be older than 21 years of age in the year of your application

How to Apply

  • Download and complete an application form. You can also SMS “Gr12 and your Fax Nr. or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you
  • Submit a hard copy of your application form before or on the closing date to, 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town or to 8th Floor, Forum Building, Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg. Alternatively post it to Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349, Kloof Street, 8008
  • If you are in Grade 12, write the National Benchmark Test by 31 July 2015
  • Applications close Wednesday, 30 April 2015. No late applications will be accepted.

South Africa 1st Year University

  • Citizens of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile (see General Selection Criteria above)
  • Studying towards a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring Politics, Philosophy or Economics),  Engineering or Law
  • Studying at the following universities WITS, UJ, UCT,NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, TSiBA, UFS or UP
  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2015 mid-year (June) exam results
  • You cannot be older than 22 years of age in the year of your application

How to Apply

  • Download and complete an application form
  • You can also SMS “1st Year and your Fax Nr. or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you
  • Submit a hard copy of your application form before or on the closing date to, 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town or to 8th Floor, Forum Building, Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg. Alternatively post it to Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349, Kloof Street, 8008
  • Applications Close Friday, 31 August 2015. No late applications will be accepted.


To apply click here

Apply! International Climate Protection Fellowships.

ICPFApplication Deadline: 15 March 2015

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is giving the prestigious International Climate Protection Fellowship which will enable young climate experts from developing countries to conduct a research-based project in the field of climate conservation during a one-year stay in Germany from January 2016 to January 2017.

A maximum of 20 fellowships are granted annually. Experts who are active in the fields of scientific, engineering, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change are welcome to apply for this fellowship. An intensive German-language course is given to the candidates for their ease of life in Germany as well as complete support by the foundation.


  1. Allowance for research cost amounting to of 800 EUR per month.
  2. Allowance for single parents accompanied by children (400 EUR for first child)
  3. Travel Expenses
  4. Additional extension of the fellowship by up to three months
  5. Extensive alumni sponsorship

Eligibility Criteria

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) with excellent academic results
  • Initial Practice Experience
  • Professional experience in a leadership role in the field of climate protection
  • Proficient in use of English and/or German
  • Leadership Potential
  • A detailed statement by a host in Germany, including a mentoring agreement
  • Citizenship of a developing country
  • Two expert references by individuals

 Application Procedure

Applications must be completed online on The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation website. The completed application form including all the necessary additional documentation must be submitted by the closing date. Immediately after submitting the documents, the applicant will receive a confirmation.

For more information, please visit: link

Apply! 2016 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship

Application Deadline: 30 June 2015

The 2016 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y invites community leaders who are living and working in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Cuba, Detroit,Michigan (USA),  India, Israel, Jordan, Mozambique, and Russia to participate in the program. The residential fellowship will take place during 25 May – 16 June 2016 in New York, USA. The fellows will receive airfare, accommodation, food, transportation along with instruction and other program-related expenses. They will also be provided a small stipend.


  1. Classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership
  2. Visit to model nonprofits in New York City
  3. Meetings with academic, business, and government leaders

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old by 1 June 2016.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English; living and working in one of the 2016 Participating Countries.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate that s/he is a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer; is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being; and would benefit from an intensive three-week nonprofit management training course in New York.

For more information, please visit 92nd Street Y International Fellowship.

Apply! Opportunity for Students to Launch their Environmental Career While Becoming EDF Climate Corps Fellow 2015

Application Deadline: 16 January 2015

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) seeks top graduate students with analytical and project management backgrounds for its Climate Corps Fellowship program 2015. Students who want to launch their green career and are excited to make an impact through smart energy management can apply. Fellows are chosen for their ability to do technical and financial analyses, manage projects and help facilitate organizational change.

EDF Climate Corps is the premier fellowship program from Environmental Defense Fund that recruits students from top-tier MBA programs, provides them with intensive training and embeds them in companies around the country. The fellows will gain real-world experience working at leading organizations on energy management.

Fellows will be paid $1,250 per week with the travel expenses to the EDF Climate Corps Training and the annual EDF Climate Corps network event.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management or public policy irrespective of any nation.
  • Applicant must have 2+ years of relevant work experience with strong financial and quantitative skills. He/She must also have the familiarity with climate change and energy issues.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate experience working on energy efficiency, energy or sustainability projects or initiatives.
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States during the summer of 2015.

How to Apply?

  • Interested applicants can submit the online application available on the website.
  • Chosen students will be called for interviews.

For more information and online application form, visit EDF Climate Corps 2015.

Apply! The Diplomat Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 31 March 2015

The Diplomat Fellowship Program – a platform for youth concerned about the social challenges and with ideas to address them invites interested candidates to spend 12 weeks with like-minded people. If you are passionate about implementing your solutions for the existing social problems in urban communities, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and begin with the online application form. The Fellowship is a structured program that includes cohort meetings and seminars, a mid-project evaluation, and a final project presentation at the end of the summer.


The Diplomat Fellowship Program aims to produce the next generation of thought leaders who will change local communities and, in turn, the world.

Up to 20 students will be selected to become the fellows for 2015 program. The fellows will identify, summarize and analyze publicly available research pertaining to social innovations and their effectiveness during the program. They will work to create a sustainable solution to a specific, well-defined social challenge using the research findings. The fellows should work up to 30 hours a week on their social venture.

Project Areas (not limited to)

Each fellow will be provided with housing and a $4000 stipend over the fellowship program towards travel, meal and other expenses.  Upon completion of the fellowship, a certificate will be awarded.

Fellows’ Responsibilities

  1. Identify, summarize and analyze publicly available, relevant research conducted to date.
  2. Create a solution that can be replicated for a well-defined social challenge in an urban environment.
  3. Outline recommendations for further study and research.
  4. Make recommendations on policy implications of the research.
  5. Draft white papers, along with presentations for dissemination to sector.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant can be a graduate student, an undergraduate student or a recent college graduate within six months of beginning the Fellowship.
  • Applicant may belong to any nation in the world with no restriction of citizenship.
  • Applicants must have a specific social impact area of interest they are passionate about commencing.
  • Applicants should have good thought leadership, writing, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Project proposal should demonstrate the following
    1. Program area the candidate is interested to work on
    2. Research interest statement
    3. Reason behind having passion about that particular area
    4. Need for the innovation
    5. Project description
    6. A list of additional funding or necessary resources that may be needed

Applications must be made via online application system. Complete application materials include – a PDF version of current resume, project proposal (3-5 pages), and two (2) letters of recommendation.

For more information, please visit Diplomat Fellowship.

Apply! International Fellowship for Women Researchers JAUW 2015

jauw2015Application Deadline: 31 March 2015

The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) is accepting fellowship applications from women students/researchers to study or conduct research at any of the host institutions in Japan. The 2015 JAUW International Fellowship Program offers core funding to pursue the ongoing study/research.

Fellowship amount range between ¥700,000 and ¥1,000,000 per grantee for the duration of 5 to 6 months. This fellowship must begin after September 2015 and end by March 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a woman belonging to any country (except Japan), living outside Japan at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have received a Master’s degree or equivalent and presently work outside academia. Student/researcher higher than MA or equivalent level (pre-doctoral or dissertation level) can also apply.
  • Applicants should have found a host university or institution in Japan and received a letter of acceptance from the host or prospective supervisor beforehand. She will have to submit the acceptance letter along with application materials.
  • Application documents must be typed in English. They must reach JAUW via airmail by the deadline.
  • Proposal should clearly state how and in what respect will the applicant contribute to her home country through the study/research in Japan. She should explain in the proposal the reason why she is in Japan to pursue her ongoing study/research.

Complete application documents include – 3 copies of application form Part 1 (personal data); 3 copies of application form Part 2 (proposal and related data); 3 letters of recommendation (signed by the writer and enclosed in a sealed and signed envelop); a letter of acceptance/confirmation/invitation from host supervisor or partner; a medical certificate of health issued by a qualified medical doctor; and a 3.5X4.5cm photo of the applicant.

For more information, please visit Fellowship Program.

Apply! African Climate Change Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 31 December 2014

Region- Africa

Applications are now open for the African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCPF). The Institute of Resource Assessment at the University of Dar Es Salaam (IRA-UDSM), in partnership with START and CCAA, has come up with ACCFP 2015.

The ACCFP provides experiential learning, education, and research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers, educators and graduate students to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa.

Types of Fellowship

  • Adaptation Science Fellowship– USD 14,000
  • Adaptation Policy Fellowship- USD 1500
  • Short Courses

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Adaptation Science Fellowship
    1. Adaptation Science Fellowships are awarded to:
      1. Post-Doctoral scientists working in fields relevant to climate change and climate change adaptation;
      2. Doctoral students currently enrolled in and conducting research related to climate change and adaptation as part of a PhD program at an African university.
      3. Other strong postgraduate candidates (e.g., experienced African professionals within established research institutions, candidates who are registered for a relevant Master’s degree program in a recognized African university) who are interested to carry out innovative research that advances and applies knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa.
  1. Adaptation Policy Fellowship
    1. The 12 Fellowships will be offered to qualifying candidates, who are expected to be:
      1. Policy makers.
      2. Professionals from government ministries; or
      3. Researchers who have active and existing links with the policy environment and policy actors.
  1. Short Courses

Applications to participate in the ACCFP short course on climate change adaptation will be invited from African early to mid-career researchers and practitioners working in governmental/non-governmental organizations with missions to manage and protect lands, natural resources, habitat and species; master’s level graduate students in natural resource management, environmental science, conservation biology and related fields.

How to apply?

All applications document are to be filled online. The application must be completed in English or French and submitted before the deadline.

For more information, please visit: ACCPF.

Call for Applications:The Open Society Fellowship

Deadline:February 2nd 2015

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

Fellows are expected to take full advantage of the foundations’ expansive reach and work to bring new people and fresh ideas into the organization’s ambit. Successful projects should push the boundaries of current thinking and carry lessons that can be applied to a variety of settings. Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues.

Eligibility Criteria

The Open Society Fellowship accepts proposals from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment. Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network. Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit. Proficiency in spoken English is required.


Interested applicants should first download and review the complete fellowship guidelines. To apply, submit applications here.

Applicants who are uncertain whether their topic fits within the Foundations’ focus areas are invited to submit a brief letter of inquiry, accompanied by a CV, before proceeding with the online application process. That letter of inquiry should be addressed to