• WelkerMedia
    Fellowship For Digital Activism & Creativity
    Fellows are the most brightest minds of our network. Every year we select the limited amount
    of projects or individuals to provide them with grants and full compensation for the acceleration program

#Warmplace Fellowship works in the format of an annual competition and screening process. Our approach is highly selective - we run 1 cycle of screening per year, choosing not more than few applications submitted by our peers. It's important to mention that your application MUST be belong to one of the following categories: Creative Ventures & Art, Social Change & Socialpreneurship, Minorities & Underrepresented Communities. If you want to nominate your application for Fellowship 2017 or get compensation for participation in the accelerator, please accurately read the guidelines and fill out a form.

Fellowship 2017

WelkerMedia Foundation grants limited amount of projects that were featured by our selection committee. Awards include:

  • Accelerator costs compensation;
  • Grants up to $15.000;
  • Funding / investments options up to $100.000.

Our awards and fellowships are exclusive to young creatives in the fields of Social Change & Socialpreneurship, Creative Ventures & Art. To be eligible, applicants must identify as persons under 25 years.

The Selection Process
Our selection committee is formed from a group of community councils, WelkerMedia staff, and external experts. The committee reviews all applications submitted within the specific period and evaluates each project based on a number of criteria.

Calendar 2017

  • Submission Period: April 15 - October 15
  • Review Window: September 1 - November 1
  • Fellows Selected: November 15

Our Guidelines

Who can apply?

The WelkerMedia Foundation accepts request from individuals under 25 years who represent specific works, projects or ventures in the fields of: Creative Ventures & Art, Social Change & Socialpreneurship, Minorities & Underrepresented Communities.

Do you accept individuals' applications?

Yes. We accept individuals who represent specific works (art or creative works), media projects (bloggers) or movements and ideas (activists).

My request does not fall under the fields listed above. Can I still apply?

Sorry, we only grant, support and fund projects related to Creative Ventures & Art, Social Change & Socialpreneurship.

We are startup or organization seeking financial assistance. Are we ellegible for funding?

We don't grant or fund ordinary startups or business organizations, excepting specific social, education or human potential technologies. Our main focus is talented individuals, socially-significant projects, ventures or technologies.

How old do I have to apply?

The applicant's full age must be 25 years or younger.

Can I apply from [country name]?

We accept applications regarding participant's location. So you can apply from any country or location.

Does your "emerging communities focus" affect the selection process? Are there regions that the most preferable?

We treat equally any application. However since emerging regions and communities meet the most significant social challenges and issues, participants from these regions often develop much more valuable solutions in terms of social impact and change. We specifically underline the following regions: Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, South Asia, Asia Pacific and Western Europe.

What restrictions are there for project nominated to the Fellowship?

There are no specific restrictions, if your project meets all the requirements listed above.

What happens after I submit my application?

Shortly after submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation email, and the selection committee will review your application to make sure that you are eligible to apply for the WelkerMedia Competition. Due to the amount of applications, we don't inform any applicant regarding the results. But we can reach you regarding media coverage and other purposes.

When are selected projects announced?

Due to an excessive number of applications terms of announce dates may slightly differ, but usually we try to finalize it to november 15.

How will I find out that I was featured?

We will inform you in case your application is selected.

What types of grants do you provide for featured projects?

Most of our winners get full compensation for participation in the accelerator. The most promising ones may also be provided with fellowships up to $15.000 and funding options up to $100.000.

I wasn't selected last year. Can I apply again?

Absolutely, applicants are welcome to apply once per year. At the same time any applicants who submit multiple applications in the year may be disqualified.

Does The WelkerMedia Foundation accept ambassadors?

Sure! Our organization hugely relies on our worldwide community and peers. So if you want to spread a word about out fellowship or support us in any other way, feel free to reach us via career at welkermedia.com or visit our ambassador page.

Grants & Funding

WelkerMedia Foundation is a designated fund that provides grants up to $15.000 based on donations from WelkerMedia Inc., external organizations, our community members and other donors. If you want to support our initiatives and help a new generation of creatives and digital activists make a step forward, please reach our team

WelkerMedia Foundation also provides custom funding options up to $100.000 based on investments from WelkerMedia Inc., external funds, co-investors and partners. If you want to join our partner list and get an access to exclusive early-stage projects, please reach our funding team.

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