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Yunus and Youth Global Fellowship Program 2021

Deadline: Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 11:59 PM (GMT-3)

The Yunus & Youth Global Fellowship (Y&Y Fellowship) is a virtual, six-month program that is designed specifically for operating social businesses. The program is free, with no fee or equity stake required, and the application season is now open for the seventh global cohort.

The program offers Y&Y Fellows a high-quality experience that includes access to our online training platform, interactive projects, mentoring with Fortune 500 professionals, and access to top thinkers and institutions around the world. The experience culminates in a final pitch competition with a panel of impact investors.

The Y&Y Fellowship gives you the skills you need to achieve financial sustainability, plan how to scale your business, and measure your impact.

Long after you graduate, you will be part of the Y&Y community. The relationships you build will transform your social business and ultimately help promote sustainable global development and economic growth for our world.

Eligibility Criteria

We’re looking for candidates who:

Lead an early-stage social business that solves a social or environmental issue aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Hold primary decision-making power in the growth and strategic vision of their social business, typically as a founder or managing director

Can dedicate at least 5 hours per week to the Y&Y Fellowship

Will contribute to the growth and development of the Y&Y community

Can communicate effectively in English

Are between the ages of 18 and 30, with exceptions for outstanding applicants outside that range

Apply Now: Click here

Submitting this application takes you one step closer to joining a global community of passionate young social entrepreneurs.

Before beginning your application, we strongly encourage you to read the guide we created for you. It will help you fully understand the Y&Y Global Fellowship Program and prepare a thorough and thoughtful application. Download it here:

Y&Y is dedicated to promoting diversity among our Fellows. However, we understand that applying for international opportunities can be daunting, especially for young social entrepreneurs from minority communities. We offer an optional 5-hour capacity-building training and a LinkedIn group to help you prepare for the application and selection processes. Join our networking group at:

If you have general questions about the application process, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions section at for more information. Any specific questions can be directed to

You have until Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 11:59 PM (GMT-3) to complete this form. All applications submitted after the deadline will be automatically disqualified.

Good luck!

The Y&Y Team

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