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Residency and fellowship

Our residency and fellowship are designed to offer training, support, and funding to help enable extraordinary leaders advance a specific community initiative.

Applications are now open and you’re invited to apply.

Up to five community leaders with the boldest, highest impact ideas will be selected from around the world as community leaders in residence with a grant of up to $1,000,000 USD each to fund their proposal.

Up to 100 global community leaders will be selected for our fellowship program and will receive a grant of up to $50,000 USD each to be used for a specific community initiative.

Community leadership in action

You love to build community and connect people.

As a leader, you understand how to create belonging and connection between people.

You’ve helped your community do good.

Your passion for community building exists because you’ve made real progress and impact.

Your work helps foster understanding and builds common ground.

You understand the value of different voices and cultivate safe, inclusive spaces.

You’re committed to fostering in-person connections.

In addition to your online work, you bring people together in person as a way of strengthening community.

Our technology plays a role in helping you reach your goals for your community.

The Facebook family of apps and services are key tools you use to build community.

What is included in the residency?

  • A grant of up to $1,000,000 USD to be used for a specific community initiative
  • Customized leadership development
  • Opportunity to be in residence collaborating with Facebook teams
  • Support to execute your grant proposal and resources to help with technical issues

What is the time commitment for the residency?

  • One week five times a year spent in residence at Facebook on development and collaboration
  • As much time as needed outside of the residency to bring to life the community initiative our grant is funding

What is included in the fellowship?

  • A grant of up to $50,000 USD to be used for a specific community initiative within a one-year time frame
  • An educational curriculum designed around leadership development and access to subject matter experts
  • Four in-person gatherings with networking opportunities to build community among fellows
  • Support to execute your grant proposal and resources to help with technical issues

What is the time commitment for the fellowship?

  • In-person attendance and full participation at four multi-day gatherings hosted by Facebook
  • A few hours a month on additional trainings and virtual meet-ups
  • As much time as needed to bring to life the community initiative our grant is funding

Applications are now open. We must receive your completed application by 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Friday, March 9, 2018. For more information, please read our FAQ.

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