Acumen Fellows Fund Program has one of the most open and flexible eligibility criteria in a fellowship program. The current call for applications has been made for the Class of 2012 which is expected to begin from September 2011.
– During the first 8 weeks, Fellows will be based in New York for the leadership, where there will learn “soft and hard skills, ranging from self-reflection, negotiation, and storytelling to functional topics such as investment techniques, valuation, marketing and operations.”
– Following this 8-week training, the Fellows will be sent away to their field placements in various countries for a period of nine months.
– Half-way through the field placement, Fellows will meet each other and share their experiences.
– At the end of the field placement, Fellows will return back to New York for feedback in September 2012.
All expenses including living stipends, housing, travel are covered by the Program for the Fellows during the entire duration of the fellowship.
Where will the field placements be made?
Who can apply for it?
It is happy to consider applications from social sector leaders and professionals with 3-7 years experience and preferably qualified with just a graduate degree.
Other key indicators for applicants include the following:
Proven track record of leadership and management responsibilities
Experience working in emerging markets
Unrelenting perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills
Strong passion and commitment
From the above information, it is clear that most of us working for the poor in developing countries can apply to this opportunity.
If you are still unsure, you can even take a look at some of the past fellows from diverse backgrounds who have received this fellowship and have benefited with or benefiting from the leadership training of the Program and the subsequent hands-on experience of working in different countries for finding solutions for global poverty. Please, visit at acumenfund.org/fellows/class-of-2011.html
What you need in hand for application –
Resume/Curriculum Vitae (MS Word)
Personal profile information
Two professional references
One letter of recommendation
Four short essay questions (topics given)
Where to apply ?
Acumen Fellows Fund Program accept online application only, The deadline for applications is Monday, November 15, 2010. For more info please visit acumenfund.org//uploads/assets/documents/Application%20Instructions%20for%202011-2012_eOJBsZek.pdf
Geo. Coverage: Asia, Africa and Europe