With a member base of more than 155,000 fellowship seekers, ProFellow helps students, academics, and professionals from all over the world find the most popular professional and academic fellowships. In addition to The 10 Trendiest Fellowships of 2020, here are ProFellow’s 10 most popular fellowships of 2020, based on the number of times they’ve been favorited by our users. Congrats to those who made the list!
The Morgridge Acceleration Program (MAP) Fellowship matches emerging leaders with non-profits looking to create long-term and positive impact while developing professional skill sets and networks. The MAP Fellowships are remote, part-time professional development opportunities to be completed in conjunction with pre-existing employment. Each Fellow pledges to dedicate approximately 10 hours a month, or 60 hours throughout the duration of the program, toward tackling the challenge identified by their Mentor. While Fellows are not paid directly for their time with the program, all expenses and experiences associated with the MAP Fellowship are fully funded.
A U.S. Student Fulbright Grant allows for individually designed study/research projects that will take place during one academic year (9-12 months) in a country outside the U.S. Applicants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. The are for recent BA/BS graduates, graduate and doctoral students, and young professionals including artists, musicians, writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields. Undergraduate and graduate students must apply through their institution; professionals and former students can apply through their alma mater or At Large.
The Emerging Writer Fellowships are designed to provide 12 months of uninterrupted time and studio space to write and mentorship with feedback from a nationally established author in their respective genre. Fellows may attend one community creative writing workshop per semester and may attend one Miami Writers Institute workshop in the genre of their manuscript-in-progress. Applicants must not have published in any genre a book-length work, have a book under contract, or be negotiating a contract either in the United States or abroad by the time the fellowship begins. Each fellow receives a stipend of $41,000
#4 The Leadership Incubator
The Leadership Incubator supports women and those who identify as female (ages 20-35) in the United States who are at an early stage or tipping point in their leadership journey. Participants will convene in New York, NY for a week-long, in-person program featuring leadership training, communications and storytelling workshops, community building, and mentorship. Virtual training throughout the year will allow participants to build upon their action plan with the tools they need to turn their ideas into reality. Participants will also be able to apply for small seed funding opportunities to help implement their projects.
Each year the Mira Fellowship accepts a small cohort from across the globe to create compassionate actionable visions for our future. Mid-career professionals are given the opportunity to rethink the world’s most pressing issues and develop actionable plans for change. Fellows receive four onsite summits, coaching, cohort collaboration, a research travel stipend of $5,000, and access to experts in the fellow’s field of study.
Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Grants of $2K – $12K provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields at an accredited U.S. university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
#7 Obama Foundation Fellowship
The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation. The two-year fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Travel costs for gatherings are included, and this inaugural cohort will shape the fellowship for the coming years. Citizens from any nation above the age of 18 are invited to apply.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, D.C. offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. The fellow must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, D.C. office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded. Fellows will be compensated on an hourly basis in the fall, spring and summer.
The Institute for Nonprofit Practice’s Community Fellows Program (CFP) invests in the next generation of nonprofit and community leaders dedicated to social change by advancing their leadership skills, increasing their social capital, and embedding students in a robust professional network to propel their careers. The program includes twice-monthly sessions covering a range of topics in community and organizational leadership and access to resources through the Institute’s network. The one-year, funded fellowship is geared toward advancing people of color in leadership roles, although applications from anyone with interest are welcome.
Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations or editions. Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.
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