Leadership | LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership

Fellowship FAQs

2017-2018 Fellowship Timeline

August 2016
Call for applications announced

December 1, 2016
Deadline for applications

February 2017
Fellows announced

Late April/Early May 2017
Residency I

November 2017
Residency II

Late April/Early May 2018
Residency III

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Please click on a question below to view the response. If you have questions about the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership that are not covered here or elsewhere on our website, please email Jennifer Low, Program Manager, at jlow@lafoundation.org.

Eligibility

Expectations

  • Are selected Fellows required to take 3 months off of work?

    Not exactly. Each Fellow is expected to devote the equivalent of 3 months’ time to the fellowship and to realizing his/her proposed project. This time investment is made over the course of a full year. Since the distribution of this ~12-week break in employment is at the discretion of the Fellow, it does not need to be taken all at once.

Application Materials

  • Do references and citations count toward the maximum word count?

    No. References and citations are excluded from the maximum word counts for the various application materials.

  • Where should the Reference Letter be mailed?

    All application materials, including the Reference Letters, must be submitted through SlideRoom, LAF’s online application portal. In SlideRoom, applicants must provide the email address for the reference, and instructions will be sent to him/her to upload their letter through a confidential link. Please be sure to follow-up with your reference(s) to confirm their receipt of this email and the  instructions to upload their letter of reference.

  • Where should the Employer Support Letter be mailed?

    All application materials, including the Employer Support Letter, must be submitted through SlideRoom, LAF’s online application portal. Applicants obtain the letter and upload a PDF copy to SlideRoom as a PDF.