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The Acumen Fellowship program is an intensive leadership development program cultivating a pipeline of tomorrow’s social changemakers. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while participating in five in-person, multi-day immersive seminars and engaging in online content between seminars.
Every year, this Fellowship Program in India equips 20 extraordinary individuals with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to drive positive change in society. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in five week-long seminars, where they receive the tools, training and space to innovate new ideas, accelerate their impact, build a strong network of social leaders from across their region and around the world.

Eligibility criteria
Fellows can come from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds and work in any sector, and they must be committed to ending poverty in their community through their work. They are individuals who are making a long-term play at system-level impact and are seeking the leadership skills and moral imagination to make it happen.
The Fellows we seek are:

  • Social entrepreneurs, social intrapreneurs, and organizational builders.
  • Social entrepreneurs: Have have launched or lead their own social change initiatives.
  • Social intrapreneurs: Are running a social change initiative within an existing organization.

Organizational builders are an integral part of building a social change organization but do not play a founding role.

  • Individuals who have a demonstrated history of impact, commitment and concrete connection to the region.
  • Leaders with strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance and moral imagination.
  • Committed individuals ready to undergo an intensive year-long personal transformation and leadership journey followed by an induction into the larger Fellows Community.
  • Individuals of all ages and education levels who are able to participate in a program conducted in English.

Scholarship benefits

  • Acumen covers all program-related expenses during the fellowship year. This includes all costs associated with the seminars including lodging, food, transportation and visas.
  • This is a part-time program, so scholarships, stipends, funding or insurance are not provided.

Application process
Timeline for the application process:

  • Applications open in August every year.
  • Applications close in September every year.
  • Select candidates are invited to a selection conference in November.
  • The new cohort will be announced in January of the next calendar year.

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