Funded Dalai Lama Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in USA, 2019


The Dalai Lama Fellowship 2019 offers emerging leaders from all around the world mentorship and coaching to design and implement their own original field project addressing a global challenge.

Course Level: Fellowship (Professional)

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): United States

We are inviting interested applicants to participate in an honest self-reflection process that offers an opportunity not only to apply to the program but also to reflect on personal values and goals.

  • Be AuthenticAs you reflect on and respond to these questions, remember not to tell us what you think we want to hear. Be authentic with yourself and share that authenticity with our team.
  • Be CourageousThis application is an opportunity to reflect on how you can grow as a leader. Be courageously bold, imagine the kind of leader you can become, and tell us about it.
  • BeThoughtful: Take time to respond to each question. Save drafts. Share reflections with trusted friends and colleagues. The most successful applications are not only well written but demonstrate thoughtfulness and introspection.
  • Save an Offline CopyWe recommend that you first reiew the entire application form and then spend time offline composing your responses in Google Docs or Microsoft Word. Be sure to save an offline copy in case of a technological error or broken connection.

Eligibility Criteria: In order to fulfill the minimum requirements, a candidate must demonstrate the following through the application:

  • (1) Next generation leader who is between ages 20-35 years;
  • (2) Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • (3) Experience or interest in learning and practicing contemplative practices throughout the year;
  • (4) Description of project of social change/justice that can be undertaken over the year;
  • (5) In-depth knowledge of the community and the issue that the proposed project is seeking to work in and address, preferably with more than one year of previous experience working with the community in question;
  • (6) Commitment to participating in our online learning platform, which hosts our year-long curriculum;
  • (7)  Attendance at week-long Global Assembly in June 2019 and again in June 2020,  participation in monthly coaching calls through video conference, participation in monthly group calls with other Fellows, completion of curriculum, and peer-to-peer interaction on the platform.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: We provide each Project Fellow with:

  • Immersion in our distinctive yearlong Head, Heart, Hands leadership curriculum;
  • One-on-one coaching to support their projects in social change and personal development as contemplative and collaborative leaders;
  • Participation in two week-long Global Assembliesy with Fellows from around the world and dynamic faculty; and
  • LifeLong affiliation in our global learning community and support system.

Duration of Programme: 

  • May 2019: Fellows Virtual Onboarding
  • June 2019: Five Day Global Assembly at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • July 2019-May 2020: Virtual Head, Heart, Hands Curriculum, Monthly Coaching, and Group Learning
  • June 2020: Fellows attend Global Assembly and graduate into LifeLong Fellows global leadership and learning community

Method of Application: The application for Dalai Lama Fellows consists of six major parts:

  • Your Resume/CV
  • Applicant Background and Overview
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Essay Questions
  • Application Video

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 3rd February 2019



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