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Atlas Corps Fellowship 2021


Closing Date: 

June, 2020

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month Fellowship that takes place in the United States and online. The fellowship aims to discover and support the world’s top social change leaders.

Closing date: 1 June 2020

Candidate Requirements: 

In order to be eligible for this fellowship, applicants must:

  • Have two or more years of relevant experience
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Be proficient in English (oral, writing, reading)
  • Be 35 years of age or younger
  • Apply to serve in a country other than where you are from (U.S. citizens are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship)
  • Be committed to return to your home country after the 12-18 month Fellowship
  • Be commitment to living on a basic stipend that only covers food, shared housing, and local transportation


Bursary Equiries: 

If you have any queries, please email Atlas Corps directly:

[email protected]

or visit the Atlas Corps website

Bursary Inclusion: 

The fellowship provides:

  • Program-related international travel
  • Funds for program-related domestic travel
  • Basic health insurance that covers new injuries and illnesses (or funds to purchase basic health insurance)
  • Monthly stipend - The amount is determined by the cost of basic living expenses in the city where the Fellow is placed (shared housing, food, local transportation, and a phone plan)
  • Documentation (DS-2019) that enables the Fellow to obtain a J-1 visa
  • Placement with a Host Organization
  • Participation in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab (leadership development training series)
  • If you are a fellow in the blended/online fellowship, Atlas Corps will provide financial support for the technology necessary to complete Host Organization requirements remotely from your home country.

How to Apply: 

  • Register for an account and save your login information through the online application system. 

  • Complete the brief eligibility test (passport, travel/visa history, language skills, employment history, professional skills, and social issue areas)

  • Complete 3 short essay questions

  • Submit your official transcript

  • Two recommendations

Submit your application as soon as possible in order to make time for the review process.