what would you do to change the world?
Our Fellowship offers emerging leaders a rigorous, interdisciplinary program on ways to be a different kind of leader, a leader that connects and cares for self, extends genuine compassion to others, and works for our common humanity. Fellows cultivate practices in mind training for increasing self-awareness, self-care and resilience, for connecting with others and working across differences, and in building solutions for generations to come. Over the course of a year, with the support of mentors and coaches, each Fellow designs and implements an original Field Project addressing a global challenge. Upon graduation, Fellows join a LifeLong Community, where they connect with and support each other while continuing to advance their leadership journeys.
To date we have awarded 101 Fellowships.
A Global Leadership Curriculum
Collaborating with experts from around the globe from Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's translator and renowned author, to Marshall Ganz from the Harvard Kennedy School, over the last six years, we have created a distinctive, immersive leadership curriculum which builds a skill-set, complementary to the cognitive and commercial education that Fellows typically acquire in school. Our Head, Heart and Hands curriculum has three main components:
- Head - Training the mind, exploring inner values, cultivating practices to enhance self awareness
- Heart - Harnessing the intelligence of the heart, deepening compassion, practices for working across differences
- Hands - Acting now, in community, to benefit the world, building unexpected relationships and leading with the mindset of interdependence
Representing the World’s Diversity
The 101 Dalai Lama Fellows hail from 25 countries and have implemented original Field Projects in 29 countries around the world. More than half of the Dalai Lama Fellows are women.
A LifeLong Commitment
The Dalai Lama Fellowship is not a one-year experience. It is a LifeLong commitment to becoming skilled in Reimagining Leadership and advancing the movement to build a world that works for all of us and for generations to come
FELLOWS ADDRESS our Most Pressing global Challenges
fellows come FROM INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Bay Area Community Colleges (Laney, BCC, Merritt, Alameda, CCSF)
New York University
Tulane University, Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design
University of California, Irvine
University of Southern California
CENTRAL AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA
GENERAL APPLICATION (Including Stanford, Watson University, Echoing Green, TED Fellows, and all other non-affiliated partners)
AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST
HOW TO APPLY
For next generation leaders in school
Click on your affiliated institution above to access the 2017 Fellowship application and FAQs. If you are not affiliated with any of the listed institutions, click on "General Application" to apply. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Bela Shah, Director of Fellows, at email@example.com.
For next generation leaders out of school
Emerging professionals who are interested in applying to the Fellowship can apply here. Applicants have the opportunity to apply for one or several components of our Head, Heart, Hands Curriculum as detailed in the application. For a curriculum overview and tuition information, click here.