Connecting Dreams “Global Change-makers Fellowship” for Social Change Leaders

Fellowship in Other
  • India, India

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 109001
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 30
  • Fields of study Social Change, Entrepreneurship & Development
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 10 months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Fellowship overview

Applications for the Global Change-maker Fellowship are now open. It is a 10-month advancement program seeking to interface and develop a community of Social Change Leaders who are focused on addressing challenges in their local communities. During the program, the Fellows work on implementing their initiative while participating in immersive workshops, training and mentorship.


Application deadline: not specified.

Awarding organization: Connecting Dreams Foundation (CDF)

Location: India

Number of fellows: 30 for each region.

Duration: 10 months (8-10 hrs. weekly time commitment)


  • The fellowship provides changemakers with an opportunity to get access to global knowledge, community, training and tools to grow more effective collaborators of change and develop their initiatives.
  • It is free of cost.
  • They attend 3 fully-funded training camps during the year
  • Between the training, they complete weekly assignments 3-4 hours per assignment
  • The fellows will have the support of Global Experts and Mentors in their initiative.
  • Fellows will gain 21st-century entrepreneurship skills.
  • At the end of 10 months, they become a part of the lifelong global community.


  • Those meeting the following criteria are eligible:
    Dedicated social leaders at the ages of 13-30 Years with an entrepreneurial mindset and approach towards resolving community-centric challenges
  • Have a commitment to community development in social entrepreneurship or leadership
  • Leading or a vital part of building an initiative that is in the framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Willing to complete an intensive 10 month-long personal and professional leadership development
  • Visionary in transforming and scaling their initiative

Fellowship focus areas

Adaptive and Collaborative Leadership

  • Catalyzing and fostering the process of creating change through collaboration

Systems Thinking

  • Designing solutions for all stakeholders by testing problems through a systems lens

Thought Leadership

  • Developing the capacity of leaders to nurture the vision, speak across differences, and inspire others to act

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Learning the foundations of social change while unearthing the meaning of a sustainable future

Polarities Management

  • Leading when conflicting but interdependent values are in tension

How to apply?

Qualified applicants can apply online.

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Applicants will be interviewed by the team members at the organization. The shortlisted applicants will present their change-making journey and initiative to an online panel.


For more information about the fellowship, please visit connecting dreams.


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