Donor: Acumen Fund
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual
Deadline: 10.11.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Other
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Economic Development
  • Education

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Burundi, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

  2. America


  3. Asia

      India, Malaysia, Pakistan


1) Objective

In the Fellowship Program You Will:

  • Learn to catalyse and embrace the gradual and meaningful process of creating change at the personal, organisational, and societal levels
  • Cultivate the ability to lead effectively when opposing but interdependent values are in tension
  • Understand how to lead diverse stakeholders through recurring and complex challenges
  • Develop the capacity to tell meaningful stories that speak across lines of difference and move others to action
  • Examine your identities, values, and choices that have shaped your journey till now and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and your work in a broader context
  • Explore the meaning of a just society and the moral and historical foundation of social change through text-based dialogue
  • Navigate systemic problems and design more effective interventions using moral imagination
  • Question your assumptions and beliefs about leading effective change
  • Be supported and accompanied by a cohort of like-minded peers persevering in the process of driving social change

2) Eligibility

Eligible fellow are: (1) Entrepreneurs: Leaders of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations providing critical goods or services to the underserved; (2) Intrapreneurs: Builders from any sector tackling poverty and injustice from within by shifting the institutional culture—and building new collaborations: (3) Organizational Builders: Leaders (other than the Founder or CEO) supporting the growth of institutions combating poverty and injustice.

3) Location

At this time, they are targeting individuals whose work has a direct impact in the regions below: Colombia, East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi, South Sudan), India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Spain, UK, West Africa (Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, The Gambia).

4) Budget

All programme costs covered by Acumen Academy. The size is not mentioned.

5) Application

Application for the 2024 India Acumen Fellows Program will be open until 10 November 2023.

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