When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:00 Noon HST.

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. 

Please review the schedule posted. If you have any questions, please email Lisa Leong.

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.

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 8-9 for the semifinalists group process, as well as all day May 21-22 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. Please contact Lisa Leong at lisaleong@omidyarfellows.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.