Apply for the O’Shaughnessy Fellowships: One year and $100,000 to Start Building your Life’s Work!

O’Shaughnessy Fellowships

The O’Shaughnessy Fellowship is a one-year program for ambitious people who want to build something great. Fellows receive $100,000 to work on any project they choose with support from OSV’s network of founders, investors, and experts.

Because of the internet, for the first time in history, we were able to connect and collaborate with anyone, anywhere across the globe. In the 2020s, we have only just begun to witness the impact of this monumental change.

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live, your age, gender or sexual orientation. If you’re skilled, you can contribute to advancing humanity in any field you choose. It can be Art, science, technology, history, philosophy and more.

Founded by Jim O’Shaughnessy in 2023, the O’Shaughnessy Fellowship aims to attract the most talented people on the planet and provide a quantum leap to ambitious creators and builders on their journey.

Who We’re Looking For

The Fellowships and Grants aim to support individuals of the highest calibre, working on projects that can positively impact the world. This can mean scientific-technical breakthroughs that propel our understanding of our world; creating art, sculptures, music or any other form of art that moves people and outlasts our lifetime or building tools that can help people.

If you believe you’re working on something that has the potential to uplift the world in a new way, we encourage you to apply.

While our Fellows and Grantees pursue a multitude of projects across a wide range of domains, all of them embody certain traits that we look for in individuals. The ideal candidate will exhibit all of the following traits and more:

  1. Personal Agency

Everyone has the power and capability to actively shape their future. We seek individuals who have consistently demonstrated initiative and proactiveness in their work and actions, reflecting a strong sense of personal agency.

2. Examplary proof of work

Past performance does not necessarily predict future performance, but it offers valuable insights into an individual’s character and capabilities. A history of exemplary work in any domain will serve as a strong indicator of your skills, ability, and potential.

3. Resourcefulness

The Fellowships will provide financial aid to get your project off the ground, but how creatively can you use that funding to achieve the maximum impact in the shortest amount of time? We’re looking for people who are determined, have demonstrated good judgment, and can make ingenious use of limited resources to achieve their goals.

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Timeline 2024

Stage 1: Early Application Window

Dates: January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024

To apply, you must complete the Fellowships & Grants Program application form. You can see the questions here. We’ll be evaluating applications on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the earlier your application will be evaluated.

We’ll inform you if you’re shortlisted for the next round as soon as we make a decision.

You can view the sample form here.

Extended Application Window

Dates: March 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024

Missed the early application window? Don’t worry. You still have a chance to apply for the Fellowships after March 1st. Fill out the application form, and we’ll add it to our backlog and review it as soon as possible.

Stage 2: Group Discussions

Dates: Till May 30, 2024

Dive into a world of collaboration and get to know some of the other applicants. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to online group discussions and get a chance to connect with fellow applicants from around the globe. This is your chance to share ideas, spark creativity, and solve problems with the rest of the group.

Stage 3: Individual Interviews

Dates: Till 30th May 2024

Depending on your unique profile, you’ll get to meet and interact with members of the OSV team. Each interaction is a step closer to joining the Fellowship. Please mark your calendars: We’ll let you know the final decision by June 1st, 2024.

Fellowship & Grants Commencement

Dates: After July (to be announced at a later date)

Buckle up for a life-changing year. We’ll kick off the Fellowships & Grants Programs for all our Fellows and Grantees.

Apply here!

Visit the Official Webpage of the O’Shaughnessy Fellowships

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