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2021-2022 Obama Foundation Scholars Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 11, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on February 4, 2021
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The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University is a full-time, fully-funded leadership development program that brings together rising leaders from the United States and around the world who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges in their communities, countries, and regions.

Over the course of an academic year at Columbia University, Obama Foundation Scholars deepen their knowledge and skills and build new capacities and networks to accelerate their impact in their home countries.

Upon completion of the program, Obama Foundation Scholars, empowered by their experience, return to the regions where they have been working and continue along a path of service.

Utilize This Offer

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from the United States and around the world who meet the following criteria:
1) Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “breakthrough moment” in their careers;
2) Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills, and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities;
3) Are fluent in English (verbal, written, and spoken);
4) Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community;
5) Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination, and teamwork.

Applications for the 2021-2022
program are accepted until February 5, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 11
Jan 11

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Thank you Ana for the constant opportunities that you keep posting. God bless you

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 13
Jan 13

Welcome. Go for them!

Jill Langhus
Jan 13
Jan 13

Thanks, Ana.