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O’Shaughnessy Fellowships

One year and $100,000 to start building your life’s work.
The O’Shaughnessy Fellowship is a one-year program for ambitious people who want to make their mark on the world. Fellows receive $100,000 to work on any project they choose with support from OSV's network of founders, investors, and experts.
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We're delighted to announce that we are UPGRADING our Fellowship Program for 2024.

Last year’s launch was a resounding success. Now, we're taking it to the next level – more opportunities, enhanced support, and unparalleled access to some of the most exciting founders & projects around.

Learn more about our 2023 awardees

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What’s New in 2024?

We're reaching more corners of the globe, inviting varied and vibrant voices to join our community. Want to nominate someone? Please do so here.

We’ve launched a sister Grants program designed to fuel more world-changing projects and plan to expand it further.

Connect with a rapidly growing global community of innovators and trailblazers.

O'Shaughnessy Fellowships Application Process

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We're putting the final touches on what promises to be a life-changing opportunity. Later this month, we’ll share full details on how YOU can get involved.
The future is calling, and it begins with our 2024 Fellowship Program. We’ll see you there!


The internet has unleashed a new wave of innovations by making knowledge freely available and allowing collaborations that were not possible before.

COVID has accelerated all of these long-term trends. The rise of remote work has opened up a new wave of opportunities for everyone to find the most driven and skilled people in any field.

The internet allows you to find your tribe, your audience, your 1000 true fans. You are no longer bound by the standard script.

You can work a job, build an app, create online content or everything at the same time. The time of the career person is up. the time of the creator is now.

Each of our fellows will follow a unique path. Some will research new ideas, some will build new ideas, and some will spread new ideas.
Getting started with something new can be daunting, especially when you have responsibilities.

Innovation requires freedom to tinker, experiment and learn.

All fellows receive a $100,000 equity-free grant to pursue their projects for one year, post which we will help them raise equity if they choose to do so.
One of the hardest things about charting your path is finding the people you'll need to succeed on your own.

As part of the fellowship, we will connect you — to investors, partners, prospective customers and mentors who can help you on your journey.

Grants Program

We were blown away by the quality of applications we received for the Fellowships last year. In response, we announced a Grants program to enable even more people to unleash their potential.

This year, we’re expanding the program.

Twenty individuals will each receive a $10,000 grant and access to OSV’s network of founders, investors and experts to support them in bringing their projects to life.There is no separate application process for the Grants program. Winners will be selected on the basis of their Fellowship Application form.

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What are the eligibility criteria for the fellowship?
Who can apply?
Do I have to start a company to be part of the program?
I’m starting a venture-backed startup. Can I apply?
Do I have to quit my job to join the fellowship?
How many fellows and grantees will be selected?
What is the O’Shaughnessy Grants program?
Can I be a part of the fellowship remotely?
What are some examples of what people can work on as part of the fellowships? Does it have to be a company?