IGNITE Application Process and Program Fee

The IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color in the Social Sector is open to mid-career women of color in social sector organizations across the US. Prospective fellows must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply:

  • A minimum of four cumulative years of full-time professional social sector experience, including three or more years in a management role in a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (i.e., executive director; deputy/managing director; or director of programs, communications, development, finance or operations)
  • Direct supervision experience
  • Responsibility for the strategic oversight and/or direction of fiscal operations; communications; development; programs or services; or performance improvement
  • Demonstrated interest in advanced executive social sector leadership

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color in
the Social Sector. The application period for the 2013 program has closed,
and we are no longer accepting applications.

Program Fees

There is a $500 program fee to participate in the fellowship.

This fee helps to cover Institute expenses including food, accommodations, and faculty honoraria as well as all curricular materials over the course of the nine-month program.

The fee does not include travel to or from any fellowship activities, including the Institute.

Payment information will be included as part of the acceptance packet for those selected for the program. The program fee must be received in full by July 15, 2013 for Fellows to participate. We encourage Fellows to seek financial support from their employer or an outside sponsor to cover all or part of the fee. 

Have Questions?

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

If you still have a question, please email us at leadersofcolor@nyu.edu

Unfortunately, we cannot accept phone calls but will respond quickly via email.