Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA invites application for the Aspen Fellowship for standout development professionals from the developing world. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience. This is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program. The Fellowship is open by nomination only and  Fellowship is awarded for media related activities.  This is a one-year fellowship programme.

Project Detail:

The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience. The Fellowship is open by nomination only.

Worth of Award

Institute pays all expenses for the fellowship, and often provide funds for Fellows to participate in media-related activities and conferences.

Duration of award(s):

  • Fellowship is awarded for a period of one year. Institute hold two major meetings during the fellowship year, where you’ll be expected to travel and take part in intensive media training. These are usually each about 5 days long.
  • In addition, most fellows estimate spending about 5 hours per week working on fellowship-related activities, including meeting with their mentors, taking part in interviews, and writing opinion pieces.

Eligibility

  • Institute likes people with big ideas, who have a proven track record of implementing them.
  • They also like people with strong personal stories and the ability to think critically about development as it relates to their own experiences.
  • Finally, They are looking for people who aren’t shy about sharing their opinions, and have strong potential in writing and public speaking.

Selection Criteria

Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience.

How to Apply

The mode of applying is online. The Fellowship is open by nomination only.

Deadline: The nominations are open until 1st November, 2015.

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