HEED THE CALL

Applications for the seventh cohort of Omidyar Fellows are now closed. 

Required elements of the application package are:

Application Form — This online form requests basic information such as organization, job title, and email address for you and both writers of your letters of support. The application form cannot be saved so please compile all the necessary information, including PDF documents of your resume and leadership essay, before submitting at one time.

While we recognize the significance of diacritical markings, we respectfully ask you to omit any such markings in your application form responses as including them may result in submission errors due to the web format of the online application. However, please feel free to include diacritical markings in any of your attachments.

Resume — In two to three pages, prepare a resume with your leadership and supervisory experiences and the items below:

  • Employment History: title, dates in position, scope of responsibilities and achievements
  • Professional Affiliations: name of organization or group, dates of involvement, and description of your role or activities
  • Community/Civic Involvement: name of organization or group, dates of involvement, and description of your role or activities
  • Professional Development: name of institution/program, year(s) attended, credential awarded
  • Formal Education: name of institution, years attended, degrees awarded

Leadership Essay — In no more than 1,500 words, respond to the questions below:

  • How do you understand your purpose as a leader?
  • What path have you taken to increase your leadership capacity?
  • Why would you make a great Fellow?
  • What difference can you make as an individual leader and as a member of the Forum of Fellows network?
  • How do you hope to be changed by the program?

Letter of support from your chief executive (e.g., CEO, executive director, Board chair) — If you do not have a CEO or Board chair, please submit a letter from a colleague who is an executive/leader in their organization.

In two pages or less, the letter should address:

  • Why would you make a great Fellow?
  • What would you contribute to the Forum of Fellows network and to Hawaii as a result of this program and the connection to the Forum of Fellows network?
  • Your organization’s commitment to endorse you to participate fully in all program activities and challenge you to apply your learning where it will benefit the organization.

Please ensure that this letter is submitted with your application or emailed directly to: info@omidyarfellows.org.

Letter of support from a colleague (outside your organization) — Note: Omidyar Fellows may not write colleague letters of support.

In two pages or less, please ask a colleague from outside of your organization who knows your work to write a letter addressing:

  • Why would you make a great Fellow?
  • What would you contribute to the Forum of Fellows network and to Hawaii as a result of this program and the connection to the Forum of Fellows network?

Please ensure that this letter is submitted with your application or emailed directly to: info@omidyarfellows.org.