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2016-2018 Dual Investment Program: Chicago Fellow

Thank you for your interest in applying to become the 2016-2018 Chicago Fellow as part of our Dual Investment Program -- a one-of-a-kind opportunity for talented Jewish leaders to nurture bold ideas that will invigorate Jewish life in North America.

Fellows who are selected will receive more than $80,000 in funding and technical support to realize their visions for a more dynamic and enriching Jewish community.

Strong candidates will demonstrate:

  • Bold Visions: A compelling idea that addresses a critical need or fills a programmatic gap and that demonstrates potential for transformative impact -- with particular emphasis on reinvigorating the Jewish community;
  • Dynamic Leadership: A skilled practitioner or visionary, whose expertise or insight aptly positions them to drive forward a vision for social change; and
  • Real Progress: Groundwork has been laid or thoughtful plans are in place for creating the organizational infrastructure necessary to realize the vision.
The Chicago Fellow will be required to commit full-time (at least 35 hours per week) to their ventures for the duration of the program.

Before beginning your application, please review our eligibility criteria.


​How to Apply

The application process consists of two stages:
  1. Venture Proposal
  2. Interview

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2018 Chicago Fellow. To create a new application or to sign into an existing account, please log in from the top right-hand side of this page. Across the top of the page, you'll find additional resources to help guide you through the application.

Application deadline: Submissions must be received by 11:59pm CT on Thursday, November 17th, to be considered.


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