Whether you are in the process of applying for the Omidyar Fellows program or another opportunity, here are some helpful tips:


  • Your application should reflect your best work
  • Be authentic - the real you is superior to a projected you
  • Learn from the process - the application process should be reflective
  • Have someone proofread your application materials
  • Select a font that is legible across platforms
  • Keep to page and word limits

Letters of Support

  • For your letter of support from a colleague outside of your organization, carefully select someone who knows you and your work well
  • Both letters should be on letterhead, if applicable, and include a signature


  • Clearly and succinctly describe your responsibility for each job 
  • Highlight your achievements