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Applications for the third cohort of Omidyar Fellows are now closed. Applications for the fourth cohort of Omidyar Fellows will be available starting on April 1, 2015, with a deadline date of June 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm HST. 

Required elements of the application package include: 

Key Dates and Deadlines 2014 Dates
Candidates invited to apply April - June
Indication of intention to apply
(encouraged, but not mandatory)
June 15
Submission of application package June 30, 4:00 pm HST
Review and screening of applications July-August
Applicant interviews
Selection Committee convenes
August 19-20
Fellows announced August 26

Application form — The form requests basic information such as organization, job title, phone number, email address, and mailing address for you and both your recommenders (writers of your letters of support). The form cannot be saved so please compile all the necessary information before submitting at one time.

While we recognize the significance of diacritical markings, we respectfully ask you to omit any such markings in your application form responses as including them may result in submission errors due to the web format of the online application. However, please feel free to include diacritical markings in any of your attachments.

Resume — In two to three pages (submissions beyond this limit will not be forwarded to the Selection Committee), prepare a brief resume including the items below. Be sure to detail your leadership and supervisory experiences. 

Biography — In no more than 100 words (submissions beyond this limit will not be forwarded to the Selection Committee), write a brief biography highlighting your professional career and community involvement. Please reference the current Fellows' biographies for examples.

Essay — In no more than 1500 words (submissions beyond this limit will not be forwarded to the Selection Committee), describe the key threads of your career path, including a succinct understanding of what has driven and drives your professional interests, accomplishments, and future trajectory.  Please do not recap your work experiences, as that ought to be self evident in your resume.  Instead, take time to reflect on your resume and address the questions below.  Include evidence of your problem-solving skills, original thinking, collaborative efforts, capacity to effect innovation, and passion to be a better leader.

Letter of support from your chief executive (e.g., CEO, Executive Director, Board Chair) – The letter should address why you are a current and future leader in your organization and how your growth might continue beyond the program. In addition, it should describe a significant accomplishment that you have achieved or contributed to in the context of your professional career. The letter also needs to describe your organization’s commitment to endorse you to participate fully in all program activities and challenge you to apply your learning where it will benefit the organization. Please ensure that this letter is submitted with your application or emailed directly to: info@omidyarfellows.org.

Letter of support from a colleague (outside your organization) – Please ask a colleague who knows your work to write a letter addressing your potential as a current and future leader in your community. Your colleague should also address your ability to work collaboratively with others and explore new ideas. In addition, it should describe a significant accomplishment that you have achieved or contributed to in the context of your professional career. Please ensure that this letter is submitted with your application or emailed directly to: info@omidyarfellows.org.