2015 Shuttleworth Fellowship Program for International Fellows


2015 Shuttleworth Fellowship Program for International Fellows , and applications are submitted till 1 April 2015. Applications are invited for one year Shuttleworth fellowship program available for International Fellows.The co-investment project funding is the most 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 light weight 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. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Fellows work from where they are, with an open door to visit the Foundation’s head office in Cape Town, South Africa.

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

Field(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. Ideas that would really move the dial on access to global knowledge, social and economic development.

Deadline: 1 April 2015.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

 Award No:  Not specified

Scholarship Duration: Not Known

Scholarship covers: The co-investment project funding is the most 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 light weight 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.

Description

The 2015 Shuttleworth Fellowship Program funding consists of two components for each Fellow – the fellowship grant and the co-investment project funding. The fellowship grant covers the cost of the Fellow’s time for a year and is guaranteed to the fellow for that year. The grant amount varies and is determined by each Fellow’s salary equivalent outside of the fellowship.

Eligibility

‣ The Shuttleworth Foundation offers 2015 Shuttleworth Fellowship to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. We 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.

Scholarship Application Method 

 Applications should be submitted online. A full application comprises of

  • this online application form
  • application video – not longer than 5 minutes
  • resume

‣ Scholarship Application date: for the September 2015 intake close on 1 April 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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