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The 2013 application is now closed.  We will reopen in February 2014!

2013 Key Dates

  • Applications for the 2013 Fellowship program are due by March 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
  • All applicants will be notified of their status by May 22, 2013.
  • The 2013 retreat will take place in early October 2013 in Brazil.


  • Open to all young people aged 18 – 29
  • Applicants should be founders or co-founders of existing projects/organizations
  • Proficiency in English is required; applications must be submitted in English
  • Must be available to attend full retreat scheduled for early October 2013 in Brazil.

About the application:

In order to provide our applicants with an outlet to clearly and thoroughly explain their projects/organizations and personal journey, the application consists of various components. In order for an application to be reviewed, all components must be completed.   


Video: The video is a mandatory portion of the application--if you do not submit a video, your application will not be considered. Your video will be the first opportunity we have to see your passion, knowledge, and unique perspective. We hope you will be specific and succinct in explaining your personal relationship to your work (why you do what you do), the steps you have made towards change (what your project/organization does) and what a successful future looks like for your project/organization.

We understand that there are varying degrees of technology access around the world and thus are willing to accept a variety of video qualities (from camera phones to Flip cameras) which will be given equal consideration across the pool of applicants. We much prefer a lower-quality video that directly addresses our questions to a professionally-produced video that does not address our questions. We are looking for authenticity.

Narrative Application: Within this section you will provide us with details that support what we learned in the video. Please remember to thoroughly describe your work in a way that an outsider with no knowledge of the issue you are addressing would understand. Help us understand the specific programs, projects, and activities that your organization offers. We are interested in your long-term vision, but it is important for us to understand your current activities. You must provide all requested information within the narrative application.

References: You will be asked to enter the contact information for two references who can discuss your eligibility for the fellowship.

Supporting Documents: You will have the opportunity to submit up to three additional documents that may provide judges with a better understanding of your project.