Global Community Bio Fellows Program

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Global Community Bio Fellows Program, an initiative designed to provide leadership development training and peer support for emerging leaders in our global community. At Bio Summit 1.0 and 2.0, we explored the importance of leadership in community organizing and movement building. To help members of our global family deepen leadership skills in a nurturing environment with a global peer group, we have worked with Dr. Marshall Ganz (Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School) and community organizer Abel Cano to establish this fellowship program. We hope this program will serve as a valuable opportunity to learn about the power of storytelling, public narrative, community organizing, and leadership development to amplify your work and its impact!


About the Fellowship

As a Global Community Bio Fellow, you will join colleagues to participate in virtual training sessions led by community organizer Abel Cano with additional guidance from Dr. Marshall Ganz. The program consists of eight (8) sessions, each approximately 2-hours in length, where fellows will engage in a variety of activities that both create community and build actionable leadership. To this end, sessions will include moments for: (1) self-organizing and self-reflection, (2) coaching, (3) storytelling, and (4) relationship building with other fellows and local communities. Moreover, fellows will have opportunities to identify stakeholders in their respective communities in order to: (1) identify challenges, (2) build strategic goals, (3) effectively plan, and (4) actualize—through community mobilization—targeted outcomes.

All Fellows have the opportunity to receive travel support to Bio Summit 3.0, to be held at the MIT Media Lab October 11-13, 2019, on an as-needed-basis.

We are especially eager to receive applications from individuals in communities from regions that have been underrepresented at Bio Summit (i.e., places outside of North American and Europe).

As a part of the fellowship program:

You must commit to participate in approximately eight (8) virtual meetings. These sessions will occur at regular intervals and will conclude with a series of in-person events at Bio Summit 3.0. The virtual sessions will begin mid April, 2019.

You should be flexible with meeting time scheduling to ensure we can accommodate a regionally diverse group of fellows.

You should be available to make a meaningful contribution to the Bio Summit itself and in tandem with the Bio Summit Organizing Team.

You must be available for the full period of Bio Summit 3.0 and the Global Fellows retreat. So, you will arrive one (1) day prior to Bio Summit and stay for a full day retreat one (1) day after the Bio Summit (October 10-14).

The application deadline is March 20th 2019 by 23:59 EST. Please click on THIS LINK to complete the application.

Please send any questions to us at THIS EMAIL address.