We invite entrepreneurs seeking to reinvigorate the Chicago Jewish community to apply for the Dual Investment Program — a one-of-a-kind opportunity for talented Jewish leaders to nurture bold ideas that will invigorate Jewish life in North America.
The Chicago Fellow who is selected will receive more than $80,000 in funding and technical support to realize their vision for a more dynamic and enriching Jewish community.
Strong candidates will demonstrate:
- Bold Visions: A compelling idea that addresses a critical need or fills a programmatic gap and that demonstrates potential for transformative impact — with particular emphasis on reinvigorating the Jewish community;
- Dynamic Leadership: A skilled practitioner or visionary, whose expertise or insight aptly positions them to drive forward a vision for social change; and
- Real Progress: Groundwork has been laid or thoughtful plans are in place for creating the organizational infrastructure necessary to realize the vision.
The Chicago Fellow is required to commit full-time (at least 35 hours per week) to their venture for the duration of the program.
Before beginning your application, please review our eligibility criteria.
How to Apply
The application process consists of two stages:
- Venture Proposal
We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2018 Chicago Fellow. Apply now!
Application deadline: Submissions must be received by 11:59pm CT on Thursday, November 17th, to be considered.
Have questions about the application process or the Dual Investment Program?
- Attend our informational webinars, to review the opportunity in detail and get your questions answered.
- Review our eligibility criteria, to determine if the needs of you and your venture align well with this type of investment.
- Access application resources, including guidance on completing the application questions.
- Consult our FAQs, if you have more questions about eligibility, the application process, or the Dual Investment Program.
- Visit our catalogue of fellows, to learn more about the leaders and ventures we have supported in previous cohorts.