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The flagship Fellowship program for Students For Liberty’s top student volunteers

The Prometheus Fellowship Program is a once-in-a-lifetime, multi-year fellowship opportunity for the top 50 students in SFL; it follows SFL’s formula of combining education, training, and empowerment with mentorship.

The goal of the Prometheus Fellowship Program is to provide exceptional students with the philosophical and practical education necessary to have a dramatic impact in their professional and personal lives and thereby change the world.

Students will study Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, alongside other texts related to personal and professional development.

The Fellowship will identify the most promising talent within Students For Liberty’s worldwide network and provide support for fellows beyond their studies and into their professional lives. Selected fellows will be provided with a multi-year fellowship that includes:

Regularly scheduled rational philosophy sessions led by expert faculty

1:1 mentorship with world-class industry leaders

A stipend of $500 per semester for professional development

Guidance in choosing graduate study or their critical first job placement

Educational experiences designed to maximize the ultimate knowledge and effectiveness of each individual in the program

Face-to-face trainings

Global recognition as SFL’s top coordinators

The heart of the fellowship is a twice-yearly seminar that will provide the most extensive and intensive opportunity to develop practical leadership skills as well as delve deeply into Objectivism and its real world application. These in-person discussions in the USA will be the intellectual experiences of a lifetime.

The premise that drives this fellowship is that society will be most free when ideas of liberty are central to driving the daily personal and professional lives of the greatest number of people, and that will happen when highly respected leaders in each field model that behavior.

The premise that drives this fellowship is that society will be most free when ideas of liberty are central to driving the daily personal and professional lives of the greatest number of people, and that will happen when highly respected leaders in each field model that behavior.

We will accept applications for the Fellowship from February 2 through March 30, 2022. The application requires a resumé and an essay.

The Selection Committee will interview top applicants by April 1, 2022.

Selected fellows will receive a notification by April 15, 2022.


Fellow Selection Process

Acceptance to the Prometheus Fellowship program will be highly selective, with 50 Prometheus Fellows per year selected out of “best of the best” from SFL’s active volunteer network of over 2,500. Applicants to the fellowship program will be first assessed on their written submissions, and then on their ensuing interviews.

Frequently Asked QUestions

You can apply for the fellowship here

At the moment, the Prometheus Fellowship is only open to SFL Coordinators. You can apply to become a Coordinator here.

Fellows must have access to, and are responsible for providing, a laptop, smartphone, or a tablet with the ability to teleconference. Fellows must also have access to reliable internet to participate in the fortnightly online classes.

Fellows receive a stipend of US $500 per semester for professional development.

No, the fellowship is open to any SFL Coordinator irrespective of age. However, most of the fellows will be in the 18-24-year-old bracket.

The fellowship is open to all promising talent within Students For Liberty’s worldwide network, there are no geographical limitations.

The fellowship is designed for 50 Prometheus Fellows.

Please see this section.

The fellows should be able to communicate and read in English as it will be the language in which the fellowship is delivered.

Yes, the fellowship program includes a mandatory twice-yearly seminar in the United States. Therefore, it is advised that all fellows have a valid passport for the duration of the fellowship.

Apply

The Prometheus Fellowship Application

DEADLINE: March 30, 2022
FINAL NOTIFICATION: April 15, 2022
CONTACT: Olumayowa Okediran -  [email protected]
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before beginning your application.
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Please attach a 500-word letter of motivation detailing why you would like to take part in the fellowship. 

Your letter of motivation is an important part of your application: it is where you can demonstrate why you are a good fit for the fellowship and helps to bring together all of the pieces of your application; keep it brief.  Some questions you may want to ask yourself as you write your personal statement include:
  • Why are you a strong candidate for the Prometheus Fellowship?
  • What parts of your application suggest you will be successful in the program?
  • How do you intend to leverage the fellowship to achieve your long term goals?

Please attach a copy of your updated résumé.

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