By: Fellows in Residence

Iteration and innovation is a constant theme at the

We’re diving into a redesign of the the's Project Fellowship program. We are focused on new ways to equip people to use human-centered design for systems-level social impact change.

In this next chapter, we aim to broaden our impact by reaching a greater number of individuals and organizations. And we will continue to nurture a small cohort of individuals doing sustained work each year.

One upcoming change is to sync with the calendar year, rather than the academic year. Instead of launching a new cohort in September 2017, we are planning for the next group of in-residence project fellows to start in early 2018.

In addition to the fellowship, we are also planning to offer two workshops in the coming year, the first scheduled from August 27 - September 1, 2017. The workshops are designed for leaders and practitioners in nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact fields to advance the way they work. Participants will learn how to combine human-centered design, systems thinking, and communication design to increase their impact in the complex work of social change. Applications will be posted on our website in May.

At this time we have not finalized next year’s fellowship start date and topic focus areas. We will update here when have more information. In the meantime, please check out some of the resources we’ve been using this year, including this podcast of conversations with the 2016-17 fellows.

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