Application Deadline: November 17, 2015
The Global Fellowship is Echoing Greens‘ twenty-seven-year-old program for smart leaders who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities. Any emerging social entrepreneur from any part of the world working to disrupt the status quo may apply.
- Over 18 years old
- Fluent in English
- Able to commit a full 35 hour work week to their organization.
- The original idea of the applicant(s)
- In its start-up phase, usually within the first two years of operation
- Independent and autonomous
- Students, scholarships, or research projects
- Lobbying or faith-based organizations
- Existing organizations which have grown past their start-up phase
The Fellowships are awarded annually to individuals or partners who receive:
- A stipend of $80,000 for individuals (or $90,000 for two-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
- A health insurance stipend
- A yearly professional development stipend
- Leadership development and networking gatherings
- Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow their organization and a dedicated Echoing Green portfolio manager
- A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs, public service leaders, and industry leaders including the Echoing Green network of more than 600 Fellows working in over sixty countries all over the world.
- Purpose / Passion
- Ability to Attract Resources
- Potential for Big, Bold Impact
- A Good Business Model
Innovation is an important element of the Echoing Green Fellowship. What does Echoing Green mean by innovation?
- An innovative idea is novel, it’s often untried, and it challenges the assumptions made by previous organizations working in the field.
- Innovative ideas can build upon or make improvements to an existing model, or they can create their own unique solutions which have never been tried before.
- Organizations utilizing a pre-existing model would benefit from elements of innovation. For example, bringing a traditional model to new locations, communities, or organizations which they have not been historically related to.
- Innovative ideas bring about dramatic change, not just incremental change. Tell us how your approach will lead to increased change over other models or ideas.
- Application Opens: Monday, October 5, 2015
- Application Closes: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (14:00) ET
- Finalist Interviews in New York City: May 2016*
- 2016 Fellows announced: June 2016*
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