Apply: Obama Foundation Fellowship 

Application closes: Friday, October 6th @ 6:00pm CT

The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.

The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more – who are altering the civic engagement landscape. By engaging their fellow citizens to work together in new and meaningful ways, Obama Foundation Fellows will model how any individual can become an active citizen in their community.

The inaugural class of 20 Fellows will be integral to shaping the program and the community of Fellows for future years. For this first class, The Obama Foundation is  seeking participants who are especially excited about helping us design, test, and refine the Fellowship.


  • The two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development.
  • Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward.
  • Throughout the program, each Fellow will pursue a personalized plan to leverage Fellowship resources to take their work to the next level.

Who Should Apply

Civic innovators

The Obama Foundation is looking for individuals who are working to solve important public problems in creative and powerful ways.

Discipline diverse

The Obama Foundation need people working from all angles and with different perspectives to strengthen our communities and civic life.

At a tipping point in their work

Successful applicants have already demonstrated meaningful impact in their communities, gaining recognition among their peers for their contributions.

Talented, but not connected

The Obama Foundation is committed to expanding the circle of opportunity to include new and varied voices. Thus they have a strong preference for civic innovators who are not currently connected to the networks and resources they need to advance their work. If you’re not sure whether you fit this description, feel free to apply — and make sure to articulate how the resources of the Fellowship would uniquely impact your work.

Good humans

The Obama Foundation is seeking inspirational individuals who demonstrate humility and work collaboratively with others towards shared goals.


Application closes: Friday, October 6th @ 6:00pm CT

For more information, please visit the official website of The Obama Foundation Fellowship.


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