The OceanPath Fellowship provides graduating full-time students from partner universities with community-focused experiential learning opportunities to gain competencies to become active and effective change-makers and to foster sustainable and positive social change in communities around the world. The program is administered by the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University.
The year-long program is designed for students who have:
- demonstrated the capacity and potential to develop as effective change-agents;
- a meaningful connection with a community of their choosing, locally, nationally or internationally; and
- EITHER an innovative idea of how this community could be strengthened or developed OR a connection with a positive and sustainable community development initiative in any field already underway within this community that they would like to build upon.
Candidates do not need to develop a complete project at application stage, but rather have an interesting and innovative idea of something that could strengthen the community that can then be further developed in the first few months of the program, informed by the on-campus and distance learning components.
Upon selection to the program, Fellows are provided with up to $25,000 to contribute to:
- a living allowance (including housing, food, local transport and insurance);
- travel and travel-related expenses, to cover airfares to and from home locations and the community (if required), and, for those traveling internationally, such things as visas, immunisations and health insurance; and
- project funding, to cover project-related expenses such as start-up and operational costs.
Integrated throughout the program is the Coady Institute’s innovative and blended approach to citizen-led, community-driven, asset-based community development. On-campus and distance learning educational methods incorporate a participant-focused, flexible learning agenda underpinned by strong adult education principles, technical expertise, and technological support.
For more information about the Fellowship and to access the online application, visit the OceanPath website
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 12th, 2015 (Online – Follow the above link)
The OceanPath Fellowship is a restructured version of the PFF Community Leadership Program. For information on past PFF Fellows, click here.