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
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
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.
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.
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.
As part of the fellowship, we will connect you — to investors, partners, prospective customers and mentors who can help you on your journey.
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.
The fellowship is open to adults worldwide, regardless of their background. We only require that you have a strong portfolio of proof of work
Individuals over the age of 18 can apply.
No. The fellowships are aimed primarily at individuals.
No, you don’t have to quit your job.
About 10 fellows and 20 grantees each year.
O'Shaughnessy Grants is a sister program to O'Shaughnessy Fellowships. Grantees receive $10,000 to work on their project. We plan to award up to 20 grants in addition to the Fellowships.
Yes. The fellowship is entirely remote.
You can decide the project you want to pursue as part of the fellowship. Ideally, it would be something you are uniquely suited to do and want to make your life’s work. It can include (but is not limited to) art pieces, like Davinci or Michelangelo, music, a computer program, new products, deep scientific research, stellar pieces of journalism, documentaries, sculptures, and more.
The ideal output would be something that could eventually resemble something iconic that can stand the test of time, like the Sistine Chapel, a breakthrough scientific discovery like penicillin, and other similar results.