Offer: Alston Bannerman Fellowship Program (for U.S. activists)
The Alston Bannerman Fellowship Program was founded in 1988 to honor and support longtime activists of color by giving them the resources to take time out for reflection and renewal. Fellows receive a $25,000 award to take sabbaticals for three months or more.
To qualify for an Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship, you must:
- be a person of color
- have more than 10 years of community organizing experience
- be committed to continuing social change work in communities of color
- live in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa,or US Virgin Islands
Beyond the basic eligibility criteria, the Alston/Bannerman Program seeks applicants whose work:
- Attacks roots causes of inequity by organizing those affected to take strategic collective action.
- Challenges the systems that perpetrate injustice and effects institutional and structural change.
- Builds community capacity for democratic participation and develops grassroots leadership.
- Acknowledges the cultural values of the community.
- Creates accountable participatory structures in which community members have decision-making power.
- Contributes to building a movement for social change by making connections between issues, developing alliances with other constituencies and collaborating with other organizations.
2010 Fellowship Application Deadline is April 13