Deadline: 5 January 2020
Applicants are invited to apply for 2020 Dalai Lama Fellows Program that 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 their common humanity.
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Fellows learn practices 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 implements an original Field Project addressing a global challenge. Upon graduation, Fellows join a Life Long Community, where they connect with and support each other while continuing to advance their leadership journeys.
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Dalai Lama Fellows cultivates and supports a global movement of next generation leaders integrating contemplative work with social innovation to solve global challenges in locally adapted ways that promote human flourishing.
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Social change projects engage with one or more of these categories:
- Health and Well-being
- Social Justice
- Environmental Justice
- Cultural Understanding
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- Integrity — They embrace and advance five core values as they conduct their work. They strive to be wholly honest and to have consistent alignment between their values and actions.
- Interdependence — They work in the interest of present and future generations because they are all connected and mutually dependent.
- Resilience — They challenges with optimism, ingenuity, flexibility and grace.
- Humbition — (Humility + Ambition) they live the questions rather than presume the answers, and ground social change with respect for others.
- Courage — They strength to take action for moral reasons, despite doubts, fears or risk of adverse consequences.
In order to fulfill the minimum requirements, a candidate must demonstrate the following through the application:
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- Be a next generation leader who is between 20-35 years old
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Experience or interest in learning and practicing contemplative practices throughout the year
- Current engagement (or well-articulated plans) for a social change project in one’s local community and sustained engagement throughout the fellowship year
- Possess in-depth knowledge of the community and the issue that the project is seeking to address, preferably with at least one year of previous experience working with the community
- Commitment to participate in their online learning platform, coaching calls, etc.
- Attendance at the Contemplative Leadership Assembly in mid-June 2020 (Dalai Lama Fellows will cover all travel, lodging, and meals for the assembly)
How to Apply
- The application for Dalai Lama Fellows consists of six major parts:
- Applicant Background and Overview
- Essay Questions
- One Letter of Recommendation
- Application Video
- Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.dalailamafellows.org/dl-fellowship
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