Deadline: 15th October 2021 | Offering fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change.

We would like to live in an open knowledge society with limitless possibilities for all. To help us get there, we identify amazing people with innovative ideas, give them a fellowship grant, and multiply the money they put into their own project by a factor of ten or more.

If we are deliberate about finding great people, supporting and sharing their positive approaches for social change, the world will get better, faster. That is why we are looking for social innovators who are open at heart, have a fresh perspective on addressing challenges and have a very clear idea of their role in bringing about positive change. We are seeking brave individuals with innovative ideas to change systems, shift thinking and apply openness in areas that are causing harm and inequity. How can you improve these systems, or replace them? What practical solutions do you have to unlock knowledge and empower citizens? Why are you the right person to turn your vision into a reality? We look forward to hearing from you.


The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. They are most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge and learning, with openness being the key requirement.


The Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship Program funding consists of two components for each Fellow – the fellowship grant and the project funding.

The fellowship grant covers the cost of the Fellow’s time for a year and is guaranteed to the fellow for that year. The grant amount varies and is determined by each Fellow’s salary equivalent outside of the fellowship. The project funding is USD 275,000 per Fellow per year

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 15th October, 2021