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Obama Foundation Fellowship 2019 – Eligibility, Application, Dates

Obama Foundation Fellowships 2019

Obama Foundation Fellowship 2019 - Applications for the 2019 Obama Foundation Fellowship opened Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10am Central Time and will close on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10am, Central Time. Next class of Fellows will be announced in early 2019. The Obama Foundation Fellowship seeks to support and elevate outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their remarkable work and to inspire a powerful wave of civic innovation.

 

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Obama Foundation Fellows

  • Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars - organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more-who are radically altering the civic engagement landscape
  • The foundation offers hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward

Scholarship Details

  • Course Level: Two-year, non-residential program
  • No. of Scholarships: 20

Scholarship Award

  • The Foundation will cover transportation and accommodation for the in-person convenings. While they can provide support in procuring visas, Fellows will be responsible for covering any visa costs
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be 18 or older. Foundation is looking for participants who are at a “tipping point” stage in their careers, rather than those who fit in particular age requirement. The Obama Foundation is looking for
  • Civic Innovators: The Foundation is looking for individuals who are working to solve important public problems in creative and powerful ways
  • Discipline Diverse: The Foundation need people working from all angles and with different perspectives to strengthen their communities and civic life
  • At a tipping point in their work: Successful applicants have already demonstrated meaningful impact in their communities, gaining recognition among their peers for their contributions
  • Talented, but not connected: The Foundation is committed to expanding the circle of opportunity to include new and varied voices
  • Good Humans: The Foundation is building an authentic community. A strong moral character is essential for the strength of this community, the integrity of the program, and the longevity

Selection at the Discretion of the Foundation

  • The Foundation shall select, at its sole discretion, those applicants selected to advance in the Fellowship selection process

 

Application Procedure

  • Keep it brief and real: We’ve kept application fields short in order to encourage answers that are straightforward and authentic. We’re looking for writing that distils what’s important to you
  • Don’t be afraid to brag: While it can feel uncomfortable to put yourself in the spotlight, we need to know why you are the right candidate for the Fellowship. We want to hear about your work, your impact, and your personal connection to your community
  • Save your work: Please note that you cannot save your application. We strongly recommend you draft your application responses offline. Once your application answers and video are ready for submission, you can revisit the site and submit your application in one sitting.

 

How to Apply

  • The applicant can apply online (www.obama.org)
  • For more information, visit the official webpage of the Obama Foundation Fellowship 2019: https://www.obama.org/fellowship/apply/

 

Important Dates

  • Applications Opened at 10 am Central Time (CT) on 21st August 2018
  • Applications Closed at 10 am Central Time (CT) on 18th September 2018
  • We will announce the next class of Fellows in early 2019