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Voqal Fellowship

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Deadline Date:

10/31/21 11:59 PM ET


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Fellowships with a stipend of $30,000 to USA individuals to work on projects that advance social justice. Fellows will receive personal guidance, professional development, networking opportunities, and resources to build a social enterprise. Funding is intended to support progressive and early-stage ideas for new ways to organize communities to bring about equitable social change.

Voqal believes that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs; a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions at center stage.

Voqal seeks social justice-oriented leaders, thinkers, doers, and believers who have a big idea to organize communities for equitable social change. Voqal accepts any progressive idea, so long as it is innovative, community-led, and addresses a systemic issue with an equity lens.

Voqal prioritizes people:

  • With lived experience;
  • Who represent non-dominant cultures; and
  • Who seek to resource historically excluded communities.

Fellows work on ideas to build power with and in historically unrepresented communities by reforming structures and institutions, including but certainly not limited to:

  • Educational Systems.
  • Healthcare Systems.
  • Financial Systems.
  • Housing Systems.
  • Media Systems.
  • Criminal Justice Systems.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162765

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Each fellow receives:
• $30,000.
• Storytelling training.
• Business development coaching.
• Capacity-building and networking opportunities.

Term of Contract:

Fellows must work on their project from April to September.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Ideal candidates for the fellowship are driven social change agents who thrive under self-direction. Voqal is recruiting creative thinkers with a track record of advancing social change and/or using innovative solutions to help communities.

Anyone at least 18 and over is welcome to apply.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Thursday, October 14: 1 p.m. Eastern time

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Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates
- Applications Open: Tuesday after Labor Day
- Applications Close: October 31, 11:59 PM ET
- 1st Interviews (invite only): Early January
- 2nd Interviews (invite only): Late January
- Final Selected: February

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For technical assistance, contact

Phone: (303) 532-2850
Fax: (303) 532-2855
P.O. Box 6060
Boulder, CO 80306

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