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Dalai Lama Fellowship Programme 2019 for Emerging Leaders [Fully Funded]

Deadline: 3rd February, 2019.

Dalai Lama Fellows, founded in 2010 with the inspiration and encouragement of the 14th Dalai Lama, is reimagining leadership by cultivating and supporting a global movement of next-generation leaders applying universal values and local understanding to solve global challenges at the communal level.  The program is secular and ecumenical.

The Dalai Lama Fellows (DLF) experience is an immersive, year-long commitment that mentors each Fellow through a leadership curriculum inspired by exemplary leaders like the Dalai Lama.

The Fellowship offers emerging leaders a rigorous, interdisciplinary program on ways to be a different kind of leader, a leader that connects and cares for self, extends genuine compassion to others, and works for our common humanity. Fellows cultivate practices in mind training for increasing self-awareness, self-care, and resilience, for connecting with others and working across differences, and in building solutions for generations to come.

Over the course of a year, with the support of mentors and coaches, each Fellow designs and implements an original Field Project addressing a global challenge.  Upon graduation, Fellows join a LifeLong Community, where they connect with and support each other while continuing to advance their leadership journeys.

Dalai Lama Fellowship Eligibility.

  • The application is open to all students from any institution and any country who are drawn to our approach to reimagined leadership.
  • The program is focused on next-generation leaders (individuals between 20-35 years of age)
  • Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate and graduate schools at the time of applying and who intend to be enrolled and on campus during their Fellowship year.
  • They also accept applications from individuals who are no longer enrolled in school but that fall in this age range and who are committed to working in social change.

Dalai Lama Fellowship Benefits.

They provide each Project Fellow with:

  • Immersion in their distinctive yearlong Head, Heart, Hands leadership curriculum;
  • One-on-one coaching to support their projects in social change and personal development as contemplative and collaborative leaders;
  • Participation in two week-long Global Assembly with Fellows from around the world and dynamic faculty; and
  • LifeLong affiliation in our global learning community and support system.

Dalai Lama Fellowship Requirements.

In order to fulfill the minimum requirements, a candidate must demonstrate the following through the application:

  • Next generation leader who is between ages 20-35 years;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Experience or interest in learning and practicing contemplative practices throughout the year;
  • Description of the project of social change/justice that can be undertaken over the year;
  • In-depth knowledge of the community and the issue that the proposed project is seeking to work in an address, preferably with more than one year of previous experience working with the community in question;
  • Commitment to participating in our online learning platform, which hosts our year-long curriculum;
  • Attendance at week-long Global Assembly in June 2019 and again in June 2020,  participation in monthly coaching calls through video conference, participation in monthly group calls with other Fellows, completion of the curriculum, and peer-to-peer interaction on the platform.

Dalai Lama Fellowship Key Dates.

  • February 3, 2019: All applications due
  • April 15 – 30, 2019: All Fellows are selected and notified
  • May 1-June 2019: Virtual Onboarding of Fellows and Preliminary Curriculum
  • June 2019 (TBD): 5 Day Global Assembly in the United States
  • July 2019 – May 2020: Head, Heart, Hands curriculum, monthly coaching calls, learning groups, project implementation in local communities
  • June 2020 and beyond: 5 Day Global Assembly in the United States, where Fellows officially complete their Fellowship year and graduate into LifeLong Fellows global leadership and learning community

How to Apply for Dalai Lama Fellowship.

Applications consist of:

  1. Your Resume/CV
  2. Applicant Background and Overview
  3. One reference
  4. Essay Questions
  5. Application Video


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