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VVEngage 2021 Application

Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2021 VVEngage Fellowship, a signature fellowship to support the
 most outstanding women political leaders who are policymakers and policy influencers advancing the SDGs across the globe. With the support of Freeport-McMoRan, this fully-funded fellowship aims to increase the capacity, decision-making power, and effectiveness of women leaders in public life, shifting culture around women’s public leadership and moving towards equality in public representation globally. VVEngage is a nine-month fellowship that provides technical skills, leadership development, and a powerful network of peers to the most outstanding women leaders who are policymakers and policy influencers across the globe. Fellows will have access to online training from Vital Voices network leaders, mentoring by members from the Council of World Women Leaders, and professors from world-renowned institutions such as Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Application Information

In this application, you will have the opportunity to share information about your work and background that demonstrate your suitability for the fellowship. After completing this application, finalists may be contacted for additional information.

Please ensure that you have reviewed the criteria and meet all of the requirements, which can be found on the next page, before applying. Please keep answers brief and concise - all answers are capped at 150 words unless otherwise specified.

This is a comprehensive application, and we do not expect you to complete it in one sitting. If you would like to save your progress and return to complete the application later, you may utilize the "Save & Continue" feature located at the bottom of each application page. Clicking on this feature will send you an email with a link to access your saved application at a later time. Please note that you will not be able to advance to the next page of the application until all required fields have been completed.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by January 21 at 4:59 PM EST

If you have any questions, technical difficulties, or need help completing the application please reach out to the VVEngage Team at