Our fellowship equips emerging change agents with skills, tools, and the global vision to become effective and ethical leaders, able to collaborate meaningfully and act responsibly across the street and across the world.
Are you a budding change-maker passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), intercultural experiences, and international collaboration to create tangible action? Are you motivated to make a difference in the world?
You may be part of the next batch of eighteen new Melton Fellows to embark on a life-changing journey together with peers across the globe!
This year, we’re inviting student leaders from our partner regions – Accra, Bangalore, New Orleans, Jena, Temuco, and Hangzhou, to apply to the Melton Fellowship. You could be a student at a Melton Foundation partner university, or be a student in the local community with easy access to our partner universities – You are welcome to apply!
Proximity and affinity to at least one of our local partner universities is mandatory to ensure active participation and engagement throughout the Fellowship. Please read the instructions and conditions given in the application form carefully prior to your submission.
Joining the Melton Foundation gives you a new perspective on the world and a global platform to make a difference in your community and beyond.
As a Melton Fellow, you will:
The Melton Fellowship starts while you are in university. Through online learning, global teamwork, and collaborative projects you will exercise your global citizenship muscle.
Our 1.5-year Global Citizenship Program is designed as an extra-curricular program that will fire up your can-do attitude and will-do motivation to become the critical thinker and global problem-solver you aspire to be. Supported by our global network of mentors and partner organizations, you’ll acquire skills in areas such as intercultural communications, teamwork, design thinking, project management, storytelling, ethical leadership, and systems thinking. As you work together with others in pursuit of collaborative solutions to challenges of today’s interconnected world, Project Teams, Acts of Global Citizenship, and global workshops and conferences will be your fueling stations.
After graduating from the program, you will join our Senior Fellow network, where you will find the stimulus and support needed as you take your own initiatives forward and continue to drive change in your growing spheres of influence.
We are looking for emerging problem solvers with the curiosity, potential, and motivation to become active global citizens!
Melton Fellows …
Some of the characteristics we are looking for in candidates:
Becoming a global citizen is a serious commitment – and fellows are expected to be active and engaged throughout the program. If selected into the fellowship, our commitment to you is to constantly support and challenge you on your path towards global citizenship – through learning, exposure, mentoring, travel and more. This, however, is only effective, if you are equally committed.
As a new Melton Fellow, you can expect the following during the 1.5 years of Global Citizenship Program:
Those are core activities through which you will build your leadership capacity, grow your spheres of influence and – later, as Senior Fellow – make an impact as a global problem solver in your expanding network.
The first and most important step is to submit your written Fellowship Application. If you are invited to a final interview, please be aware that you will need to provide at least one recommendation letter in support of your application, from:
Click here to download your Letter of Recommendation template.
Please note that the deadline for submitting your completed application is 15th January 2020. We will only consider applications received by the indicated deadline.
Following the above-indicated deadline(s), we will evaluate written applications and invite suited candidates to participate in an Assessment Center. The Assessment Center will take place at the university closest to you approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline.
Selected candidates will be informed about dates and other specifics ahead of time.
Following the Assessment Center(s), we will invite the strongest candidates from each region to complete a timed video interview that will be reviewed by our Global Selection Team. After careful evaluation, the final selected Melton Fellows will be notified around late March 2020 and begin their Fellowship on May 1, 2020.
Following the Assessment Center, the global selection team will select the best-suited finalists from across the globe to join the Melton Foundation.
We will award no more than 18 Fellowships this year.
Initiation of the Global Citizenship Program
Activities for selected Melton Fellows will start in May 2020, first in online settings and later in person at the New Fellow Orientation (dates and place to be confirmed).