The Dalai Lama Fellows, a new global educational and social impact program, aspires to improve the wellbeing of the human community by engaging university students in advancing the values that have distinguished the life and teachings of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: compassion, contemplation, courage, interconnectedness, collaboration, humility and service. Each year, the program selects exceptional Fellows and equips them with new perspectives, tools, structures and networks, designed to help each of them make a significant and measurable impact on major social challenges facing the world.
The Dalai Lama Fellows includes three interconnected components: a meticulous selection process to identify promising Fellows at a select group of universities; mentorship of these Fellows to equip them with new understandings and capabilities; and lifelong participation by all Fellows in a Global Learning Community that will strengthen each individual’s capacity to lead, while fostering a sense of collective global responsibility, service and action. Fellows receive a project grant of up to $10,000 and ongoing, personalized support from program officers to undertake mentored projects and then integrate findings and insights from this work back into the lives of their campuses.
The Dalai Lama Fellows
program is currently accepting applications. The deadline is Thursday, February 28, 2013. A Fellow winner will be notified by Saturday, March 30, 2013.