Dalai Lama Fellows

Application for Amherst Students Now Live!

Dalai Lama Fellows - An Introduction

We are looking for globally minded citizens who passionately want to build a more harmonious, peaceful, and sustainable world. More than ever, our individual ability to thrive – indeed survive – is interwoven with the destinies of others. As a Fellow, you:

  • Design and launch a project to address a significant challenge in your community;
  • Travel 2x to the Ethical Leadership Assembly (ELA) near San Francisco to connect with Fellows from around the world and to deepen your leadership capacity;
  • Receive up to $10,000 in funding for your project and travel to the ELA; and,
  • Participate in a distinctive, year-long curriculum with ongoing, personalized support from staff and seasoned professionals from the private and social sectors.

To learn more visit our website. Or, apply now: 2013 Dalai Lama Fellows Application.


  • Full-time student at Amherst when applying and during Fellowship year*
  • Able to attend the ELA from June 30 - July 7, 2013 & again in June 2014
  • Available to refine project plan and plan travel logistics with Dalai Lama Fellows Program Directors between selection date and the ELA
  • Can dedicate time during the school year for your project, 3 monthly 90-minute calls organized by staff, and monthly reflective prompts from our workbook

About Us

Dalai Lama Fellows, a unique global program personally authorized by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, envisions and works towards a world that tends to the good of the whole as well as of the individual. We do this by guiding a global network of young social entrepreneurs to deepen their effectiveness by integrating secular ethics, contemplative values, and compassion. Questions? info@dalailamafellows.org

Connect With Us

1012 Torney Avenue, The Presidio

2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94129