If you have the capacity and passion to be a leader for Hawai‘i's future, we invite you to apply.

Applications for the eighth cohort of Omidyar Fellows will be available on December 16, 2019.  

For potential candidates and leaders interested in learning more, we will be hosting two optional Omidyar Fellows Information Sessions at the Hawaiʻi Leadership Forum office. You can learn more about the program and Fellows and staff will be available to talk and answer questions, before and after brief remarks and a Q&A portion. These are not part of the selection process. 

  • ​Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Click here to register. 
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Click here to register.

We are planning additional information sessions on Maui and Hawaiʻi Island in 2020. More information will be posted. 

Candidates invited to applyDecember 16, 2019
Early application deadline*12:00 Noon HST on February 26, 2020 
Application deadline
12:00 Noon HST on March 4, 2020 
Potential phone interview
March 16-27, 2020 
Semifinalist in-person small group processApril 21-22, 2020
Finalist in-person interviews with BoardMay 18-19, 2020
Fellows announcedMay 22, 2020
Cohort VIII Kick-offOctober 20-22, 2020

*Candidates who apply by the early deadline of 12:00 Noon on February 26, 2020 will receive notification confirming receipt of materials.