Global Fellowship Programme

Acumen is a non-profit that raises charitable donations to invest in

companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles

poverty. Acumen has launched the *Global **Fellows Program* – a fellowship

program for selected fellows to undertake intensive leadership training in

New York, USA and in South Asia and Africa. This is a learning opportunity

for those individuals “dedicated to serving the poor and who have the

business and operational expertise, and moral imagination needed to effect

long-term social change. The fellowship begins with an eight-week training

program in the Acumen New York office, where Fellows learn about business

models for the poor, hone their leadership skills, and learn more about


The fellow program consists of leadership training, field placement,

debrief and beyond as follows:

*LEADERSHIP TRAINING *(September to mid-November): The Global Fellowship

begins with two months of intensive training at the Acumen offices in New

York. The training curriculum is based on the three core principles of

moral imagination, financial expertise, and operational expertise. Acumen

partners with some of the foremost organizations to deliver this leadership


*FIELD PLACEMENT *(Mid-November to August): For nine months, Fellows work

at one of Acumen’s portfolio companies as key staff members. Fellows work

directly with entrepreneurs, interact with customers, and grapple,

first-hand, with the complex issues of addressing the needs of the poor.

*DEBRIEF & BEYOND *(From September) : Fellows return to New York to share

their experiences and lessons learned with the Acumen staff and community.

Fellows receive career development support to assist with their

post-Fellowship career plans. After the Fellowship, Alumni remain

connected through bi-annual gatherings, newsletters, participation in

future selection processes, and other opportunities.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 13, 2013. For more

information and online application, go to