The Grameen Foundation Fellowship is a unique opportunity for talented business and technology professionals to gain in-depth, hands-on experience in the social sector. Each 12-month placement is individually tailored to match your skills and interests with the needs of Grameen Foundation and its partners around the world.
Application Deadline: 31st March, 2017
Offered annually? Yes
To be taken at (country): Fellowship placements will likely be in Africa (particularly Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Tanzania), Latin America (particularly Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador), Asia (particularly India and the Philippines), and the Middle East (particularly U.A.E).
About the Award: Grameen Foundation Fellows make their mark in the fight against poverty, while broadening their professional horizons and gaining invaluable hands-on experience in international development. This is a unique opportunity for professionals from a wide range of industries, from management consulting and business to data analysis to healthcare and agriculture, to gain substantial experience leading the development and implementation of projects serving the poor, working with some of the brightest minds in social innovation.
During their placement, Fellows work with some of the brightest minds in social innovation on projects designed to accelerate the impact, scale and sustainability of some of the world’s most promising organizations committed to alleviating global poverty. All Fellows receive monthly stipends, pre-departure training, and ongoing support.
Offered Since: 2013
Eligibility: Typically, strong Fellowship candidates have experience in strategy or management consulting and/or have worked in global business or in start-up environments. For placements with Grameen Foundation teams, we also look for expertise in the areas of financial services, health, agriculture, mobile technology, and social entrepreneurship.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: All Fellows receive living stipends, pre-departure training, and ongoing support.
Duration of Fellowship: 1 year
How to Apply:
- Step 1: Download the application instructions here.
- Step 2: Submit your application responses and supporting documents via the Application Submission Form.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their completed written application by the priority deadline of March 31, 2017.
The application closes on April 14, 2017.
Award Provider: Bankers Without Borders (BWB)