Fellowship Application

About the Application Process

The deadline for BOLD Fellowship 2023 application submission has now closed.
For those interested in participating in the BOLD Programs in the future, the new window of applications for BOLD Fellowship 2024 will open in October, 2023.
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Who are we looking for?
We look for aspiring entrepreneurs that want to be a catalyst for positive change within their community by building ventures that will have a socio-economic impact.
The Fellowship is for individuals that are aged 18-25 and have business ideas in the ideation or pre-seed stages. We seek leaders that are citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina or Serbia, and reside full-time in your country of origin.

Learn more about the application process :
1. Eligibility
a) Are a current university student or recent graduate between the ages of 18-25.
b) Are a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina or Serbia.
c) Reside in Bosnia and Herzegovina or Serbia full-time.
d) Able to commit to two months of preparatory sessions with 2-3 hours of work per week and 1 month full-time in the U.S.

2. Application components
a) Apply and submit one letter of recommendation during the open application period.
b) If selected for the second phase of the application process, you will be notified when your online interview will take place.
c) Participate in the online interview.
d) Comparative review of applications, interviews, and subsequent material.
e) If selected to the Fellowship, you will receive a notification and after agreeing to the terms of the Fellowship and commitment, you will receive a formal acceptance letter.

The multi-step application process will ensure Fellows are selected based on a comprehensive and balanced assessment.

3. What does the Fellowship cover?
a) International roundtrip airfare from BiH/Serbia to the U.S.
b) On-the ground transportation in the United States as required to participate in program activities
c) U.S. Visa
d) International health insurance valid during the duration of the program in the U.S.
e) Lodging and meals
f) Activities, workshops, and event participation

Any food, activities, and purchases outside of what is provided above will be the responsibility of the Fellow.

4. What Will Be Required if I Am Selected?
Fellows are required to be able to attend the entire section of the U.S. program; inability to commit to the full length of the program will result in withdrawal of the offer.

Fellows are required to be able to participate in pre-trip and post-trip online meetings, activities, and short survey/questionnaire; inability to commit to the full length of the program will result in program ineligibility.

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