Fellowship Application

INTENT TO APPLY

Applicants are required to file their Intent to Apply using this online form by January 28, 2014. Applicants who indicate their intent will be supported with application advice and are encouraged to contact the Creativity & Leadership office to discuss their idea. 

ROUND I: ONLINE APPLICATION DUE February 24, 2014 4:30pm

Start your Fellowship application by clicking here.

To complete your application, you'll need the following information:

    • Team member information
    • Responses for the following areas: 
      • Value Proposition Hypothesis
        • What are the "jobs" your customers need/want to have done?
        • What are their pains in getting it done today?
        • What are the benefits your solution provides?
      • Value Proposition Experiment
        • How will you test your hypothesis?
      • Value Proposition Story
      • Customer Segments Hypothesis (what you think your customer segments are)
      • Key Partners Hypothesis (who you think your key partners are)
        • Who will help you create and deliver the Value Proposition since you can't do it all alone.
      • Key Partners Experiment
        • How will you test your hypothesis?
      • Key Activities Experiment
        • How will you test your hypothesis?
      • Key Resources Hypothesis 
        • Explain what your key resources are (e.g., space, programmers, reliable supply sources).
      • Key Resources Experiment
        • How will you test your hypothesis?
      • Customer Relationships Hypothesis
        • Explain what you think the customer relationships will be (e.g., self-help, online, ambassadors).
      • Customer Relationships Experiment
        • How will you test your hypothesis?
      • Channels Hypothesis
        • Explain what you think the channels to deliver and to market will be (how will you get your product to the customer and how you will market - online, email, newspapers, signs, etc.)
      • Channels Experiment
        • How will you test your hypothesis?
      • Costs Hypothesis
        • What are you most important categories of expenses for this undertaking?
      • Costs Experiment
        • How will you test your hypothesis?
      • Revenues Hypothesis
        • Describe how your proposed service or product will generate revenue.
      • Revenues Experiment
        • How will you test your hypothesis?
      • Key Business Assumptions
        • What assumptions are you making related to this proposal? List anything related to your personal skill sets or unknowns about the market place related to your venture.
      • Critical Success Factors
        • Explain what can make or break the project.
    • Budget – Budgets should include an itemization of projected expenses and revenue for the fellowship year. Budgets should be presented in spreadsheet format (e.g. Excel).
    • Resume (one page) for each student principally involved in the project.
    • Two signed confidential letters of support for each student principally involved in the project. One letter must be from an Oberlin College faculty or staff member who can comment on your ability to implement the proposed project. Letters should be submitted directly to The Creativity & Leadership Project, either scanned and sent via email (creativity@oberlin.edu) or in hard copy (ATT: Kate Chase, Bibbins 113).

ROUND II - ORAL PRESENTATION (SCHEDULED FOR EARLY APRIL)

Applicants selected to advance to Round II will be asked to make a 15-minute presentation to the Fellowship Review Committee.

Fellowship Awards will be announced by May 9, 2014.