The Acumen Fellowship program is an intensive leadership development program cultivating a pipeline of tomorrow’s social changemakers. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while participating in five, multi-day immersive seminars. They will also engage in online content between seminars. Currently operating in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Colombia, East Africa, India, and West Africa, the Fellows Program equips leaders from across the country or region with the knowledge, skills, and community to become more effective, collaborative agents of change.
Funding for the Acumen Fellowship Program
Acumen provides need-based scholarships for travel and accommodation for individuals selected to attend for Stage 3 Selection Conference in end-November/early-December. Individuals who pass through Stage 2 and are interested in being considered for the scholarship are asked to apply for it when they are invited to the Conference.
Who is eligible for the Acumen Fellowship Program?
For the Acumen Fellowship Program, the profile of a fellow should be as:
- Typically in one of the following trajectories: entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and organizational builders whether for-profit, nonprofit, or in government.
- entrepreneurs: founding or leading a for-profit or nonprofit organization that provides critical goods or services to the underserved
- organizational builders: supporting the growth of an organization, institution, or company focused on alleviating poverty or injustice but not as the founder of CEO
- intrapreneurs: creating innovative solutions to tackle poverty or injustice from within an existing institution by shifting its culture and building new collaborations
- Individuals who have a demonstrated history of impact, commitment as well as concrete connection to the region.
- Leaders with strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance, and moral imagination.
- Committed individuals ready to undergo an intensive year-long Program. Further, the program includes personal transformation and leadership journey followed by an induction into the larger Fellows Community.
- Individuals of all ages and education levels can participate in a program conducted in English. Further, individuals with fluency in Spanish are also eligible for the Program in Colombia.
How to apply for the Acumen Fellowship Program?
Applicants may apply for the Acumen Fellowship by completing and submitting the online application form. Further, the applicants will require to apply for the funding separately.
The deadline to apply for the Acumen Fellowship Program is on 11 August 2019.