Shuttleworth Fellowship Program for International Fellows, 2017

Applications are invited for Shuttleworth fellowship program available for international fellows. The co-investment project funding is the unique part of the fellowship program, as Fellows are rewarded for investing in their own ideas.

The Shuttleworth Foundation was established by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth as an experiment with the purpose of providing funding for people engaged in social change.

The Foundation funds people from all over the world regardless of gender, age, nationality or experience. They are looking for a complete picture of an applicant and their idea.

The candidate should have a very good command of the English language.

Course Level: This is one-year fellowship programme available for individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change.

Study Subject(s): The Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. Foundation is most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between openness, technology, knowledge and learning.

Scholarship Award: The co-investment project funding is the unique part of the Fellowship Program, as Fellows are rewarded for investing in their own ideas. An amount of $245,000 is set aside per Fellow per year as potential project funding. This funding is unlocked through a lightweight project pitch process and the Foundation tops up the Fellow’s own investment by adding at least 10 times as much funding from their project funding pool. Imagine the cost of a Fellow’s time for the year is agreed at $1000. As the fellowship year progresses, the Fellow realises that it would be beneficial to spend $100 in order to advance their idea. The Fellow then takes $900 home for the cost of her time and reinvests $100 back into the implementation of her idea, while the Foundation contributes at least another $1000, giving her a project budget of $1100.

Scholarship can be taken at Fellows work from where they are, with an open door to visit the Foundation’s head office in Cape Town, South Africa.

Eligibility:

  • The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. They are most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge, and learning, with openness being the key requirement.
  • The Foundation funds people from all over the world regardless of gender, age, nationality or experience. They are looking for a complete picture of you and your idea.

Nationality: International applicants are eligible for this Shuttleworth fellowship.

International Scholarships

Application Form: Applications should be submitted online. A full application comprises of

  • Online application form
  • Application video – not longer than 5 minutes
  • Resume
  • Please use no more that 1500 characters per essay question

Application Form 

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for the March 2017 intake will close on 1 October 2016.

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