Nathan Cummings Foundation Launches 2017 Fellowship Program

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The Nathan Cummings Foundation is accepting applications for the fourth cycle of the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship, which provides three individuals with up to $150,000 each to pursue a visionary social justice, economic justice and/ or climate change objective for up to 18 months.

The Foundation is interested in applications that demonstrate exceptional vision and a willingness to disrupt entrenched systems and take risks. All proposed projects must relate to at least one of the major challenges the Foundation is dedicated to addressing: Inequality and Climate Change. Fellowship applications should align with at least one of the Foundation’s four focus areas:

  • Inclusive Clean Economy
  • Racial and Economic Justice
  • Corporate and Political Accountability
  • Voice, Creativity and Culture

Exceptional Fellowship applicants will explain how they will work to push NCF beyond its boundaries and open productive new lines of inquiry, ask provocative questions, challenge conventional wisdom and develop new ideas, approaches and strategies. Fellows will be thought partners informing the Foundation’s work. They will have the use of a dedicated office at NCF’s New York City headquarters, access to NCF staff and a network of NCF grantees, advisors and thought leaders to provide strategic counsel on their project goals.

The NCF Fellowship welcomes a diverse pool of applicants representing practitioners in a variety of fields. Applicants should hold a deep understanding of their subject area, possess a clear analysis of their field and be able to demonstrate a proven history of professional accomplishment and risk-taking.

Applications must be received by midnight December 12, 2016. Finalists will be notified February 2017. From the finalists, three Fellows will be awarded $100,000 for a yearlong grant term, beginning June 2017, with the possibility of a six-month extension and an additional $50,000 in funding.