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When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:00 Noon HST. Only applications received by the early deadline of Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:00 Noon HST will receive confirmation of receipt or notification of missing items.
Is attendance mandatory for all sessions?
Yes, we ask each Fellow to commit to attending all sessions. Attendance is important because the context for transformative learning is community. The ability of a group to form a sense of shared identity creates a basis for moving forward together in learning.
What is the cost associated for this program?
There is no cost for the Fellow or sponsoring organization. The program covers all costs for each participant, including airfare, ground transportation, and lodging for neighbor island Fellows.
Can I provide more than two letters of recommendation?
Please submit a total of two letters of support: one from your chief executive and one from a colleague outside of your organization. Detailed information about what each letter should address is available here.
Who should I address my letters of recommendation to?
Please address your letters either to the Selection Committee or To Whom It May Concern.
Can a letter of support be written by an Omidyar Fellow?
Omidyar Fellows may only write letters of support if they are writing in the capacity as CEO or board chair.
If I am a sole practitioner or entrepreneur, who should write my chief executive letter of support?
Please have your board chair write your letter. Should you not have a board, please have a community executive write your letter.
If the chief executive in my organization resides out-of-state, may I submit a letter of support from the regional executive based in Hawaii?
Yes, since the regional executive may be more familiar with your work, feel free to submit a letter from the top executive based in Hawaii.
What dates should I block for interviews?
We ask that you block all day May 14-15 for the semifinalists group process, as well as all day June 3-4 for the finalists interviews. However, you will only need to be present on one day for the semifinalists group process and one day for the finalists interview once we determine time slots.
For 2020: add 2.5 hour time slots morning or afternoon; we are unable to accommodate alternate times for the SGP because it is a collective process. Please make sure these dates are available before applying.
Please note that we may ask for a phone interview during the week of April 22-26.
Please contact Lisa Leong at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Will you cover costs for neighbor island travel during the selection process?
Airfare and ground transportation costs will be covered for candidates.