Practitioner Residency Fellowship

Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues. The Practitioner residency is for senior-level policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists, private sector leaders, and public advocates with ten or more years of leadership experience in a variety of fields and sectors. The Bellagio Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation's work to expand opportunities that enable more broadly shared prosperity and build resilience in people, places, and institutions to prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. Practitioner residencies have included leaders developing new strategic plans, determining shifts in their own careers or the paths of their organizations, or life-long social sector practitioners reflecting on their careers and distilling insights and guidance to inform a variety of audiences. Successful proposals commonly demonstrate the Foundation's core issue areas of Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, and Secure Livelihoods, and Transform Cities in terms of the project they may work on, the institutions with which they are affiliated and the audiences for their proposed works. In selecting practitioners, we look for individuals who have had successful careers in senior leadership positions and are transitioning to new roles or capturing knowledge and insights from their extensive experience; individuals who are actively engaged in leading major change in the world through their current positions (NGOs, multilateral institutions, government officials, etc.); and emerging leaders with demonstrable success and upward trajectories in their respective fields.


Funding Type(s): Visiting Scholar/Fellow

Eligibility: Individual (Postdoctoral)

Area(s): North America

Keyword(s): Environment, Public Health
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