APPLY TO THE
APPLY TO THE PAHARA FELLOWSHIP
The application window for 2022 cohorts has closed.
The application window for 2023 cohorts will launch next Spring.
PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION
Through the application process, we hope to learn more about who you are, the work you do, and how you most hope to benefit from participation in this transformational development experience.
As you prepare your application, please plan to share:
information about your background, your work, and your leadership;
why participation in the Fellowship feels timely for you now; and,
the name, title, organization, contact details, and relationship context of three references. Ideally, these individuals will know you well and have deep insights into your work, your commitment to racial equity, and your ability to navigate multiple domains of difference with an open mind and heart.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR AT TIME OF APPLICATION
Are you taking a creative approach to solving persistent challenges? Did you envision and develop a moonshot idea and are now seeing excellent results? Have you consistently centered communities of color in your work and are experiencing the benefits? We want to hear about it, and we hope you will not stop there! We want to know why you do the work you do? How does racial equity fit into your motivations? We are also eager to learn how you are thinking about your professional development needs and what you hope to gain from the Fellowship.
We aim for diversity of voice and lived experience in our cohorts that is inclusive of the breadth of our humanity across socioeconomic background, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation, physical ability, religious affiliation, and political ideology.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
If you advance to the next stage in our process, you will be invited for an interview and your references will be contacted. Because our process is human-centered at every phase, it can be lengthy. We strongly believe that creating the ideal blend of perspectives in each group is a key component of the program’s value and impact on participants. This means sometimes, compelling leaders who meet the criteria of the Fellowship may be waitlisted for a future cohort as we work to develop the ideal cohort mix.