Watson Institute: Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs, Watson Institute/Ford Fund, 2021


For the Watson Institute/Ford Fund Fellowship 2021, applications are being accepted from prospective social entrepreneurs and community leaders who are creating businesses that are both meaningful and scalable.

Ford Motor Company and Watson Institute have been able to scale the effect of their cooperation to date by enabling 10 Fellows and over 300 young leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the world through the Ford Fund Fellowship.


Fellowship Sponsor(s): Ford Motor Company Fund and Watson Institute

Host Institution(s): Watson Institute

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Not specified

Duration: 12 months

Nationality: All nationalities

Fellowship at the Watson Institute/Ford Fund in 2021 | DETAILS

The Fellowship will begin with a virtual two-week intensive Accelerator focused on community building, skill development, and basecamp training, among other things. The year-long Fellowship will be taught in a virtual manner, with a time commitment of roughly 20-25 hours per week for the two-week Accelerator, which includes class time and outside-of-class work.

All Fellows will participate in a high-profile Demo Day (dubbed The Summit) at the end of the Fellowship to highlight their development and influence during the program.

The fellowship will provide a stipend to cover basecamp logistical and administrative costs, as well as the opportunity to participate in a monthly All Hands on Deck meeting for skill development and workshops, as well as $1,000 (USD) in Seed Funding to help start and grow new ventures and initiatives.

Criteria for Eligibility

You must be a social entrepreneur or community leader who creates scalable and effective innovations.
Be able to commit to both the two-week Accelerator (July 19th–30th) and the year-long Fellowship program.

Procedures for submitting an application

How to Apply: To be considered for the Watson Institute/Ford Fund Fellowship 2021, interested applicants must complete the online application form before the deadline. Ensure that you supply accurate information, as providing inaccurate information may result in disqualification.

The deadline is July 9th, 2021.

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