Dalai Lama Fellowship 2020 for emerging young Leaders : ( Deadline : 05 January 2020 )
We are seeking 20 young leaders from the world for our annual Dalai Lama Fellows program. Applications for the 2020 fellowship may be submitted anytime between November 4, 2019 and January 5, 2020. Timeline and eligibility requirements can be found below.
November 4, 2019: Application released
January 5, 2020: Application due (11:59pm Eastern Time)
March 2020 (date TBD): Fellows are selected and notified
April-May, 2019: Virtual on-boarding of new Fellows
June 2020 (date TBD): 5-day Contemplative Leadership Assembly in United States
July 2020-May 2021: Head, Heart, Hands curriculum, monthly coaching calls, small group learning calls, project implementation in local communities
June 2021 and beyond: Fellows complete program and enter LifeLong Fellows global leadership and learning community
In order to fulfill the minimum requirements, a candidate must demonstrate the following through the application:
Be a next generation leader who is between 20-35 years old*
Fluency in written and spoken English
Experience or interest in learning and practicing contemplative practices throughout the year
Current engagement (or well-articulated plans) for a social change project in one’s local community and sustained engagement throughout the fellowship year
Possess in-depth knowledge of the community and the issue that the project is seeking to address, preferably with at least one year of previous experience working with the community
Commitment to participate in our online learning platform, coaching calls, etc.
Attendance at the Contemplative Leadership Assembly in mid-June 2020 (Dalai Lama Fellows will cover all travel, lodging, and meals for the assembly)
*Candidates must be between 20-35 years old on Jan. 5, 2020. This is a firm age range, and due to the high volume of applications and the fellowship’s focus on next generation leaders, we are currently unable to make exceptions.
The application for Dalai Lama Fellows consists of six major parts:
Applicant Background and Overview
One Letter of Recommendation