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The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Fellowship will engage a curated cohort of emerging entrepreneurs, providing critical tools and guidance as they build and implement programs that address urgent global challenges.
In the inaugural 2024 year, the CGI Fellowship program will select 25 individuals to develop CGI Commitments to Action – new, specific, and measurable projects that advance solutions to critical challenges including the climate crisis, global health inequity, humanitarian crises. Fellows will have a high-profile platform to launch these commitments at the CGI 2024 Annual Meeting in New York City, September 23-24.
THE 25 ACCEPTED FELLOWS WILL RECEIVE:
Resource access: CGI Fellows will gain access to mentorship, resources, networks, and partnerships through CGI and its network. This will enable Fellows to compete to secure funding, have access to expertise, and opportunities to collaborate to enhance the success of their projects.
Participation at the CGI Annual Meeting: Receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Clinton Global Initiative 2024 Annual Meeting in New York City in September 2024. This includes coverage for conference registration, travel expenses, and accommodation.
Virtual and in-person community building events: CGI Fellows to receive exclusive invitations to events that will aim to foster a sense of community within the cohort, strengthen relationships among peers, network, and share progress on their Commitments to Action.
Automatic consideration for the Greenhouse Incubator: Select Fellows to present their work to a panel of judges representing global foundations and venture capital firms.
Impact evaluation: Fellows will be required to measure and report the impact of their projects against the goals they set out in their initial Commitment to Action proposal.
CRITERIA FOR APPLYING:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission
Commitment to Action that aligns with a CGI focus area
Current resume or CV
Responses to three essay prompts on entrepreneurship, leadership, and partnerships
Application opens: January 16, 2024
Application closes: March 15, 2024
Fellows accepted: April 2024
CGI Fellowship commences: May 2024
CGI Annual Meeting: September 23-24, 2024
CGI Fellowship ends: Early 2025
Part-time, personalized program means fellows can continue their other pursuits: full-time or part-time employment, schooling, family responsibilities
No relocation necessary
No cost to participate
One-year fellowship experience is virtual except for the in-person CGI Annual Meeting in September in New York City, which all CGI Fellows will be invited to attend, expenses covered
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