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Introductory Fellowship


21 January – 13 March 2021

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Applications to this course have closed

Applications are rolling and will close once we have reached capacity or on Sunday, January 17th at the end of the day.

Some efforts to improve the world can be much more impactful than others. Smallpox eradication, the abolitionist movement, germ theory, and the Green Revolution demonstrate what's possible when people come together to solve pressing problems. But these exceptional opportunities to do good are few and far between. At the other end of the spectrum, many well-intended initiatives are ineffective or even counterproductive. Doing good better is one of the defining challenges of our time.

Recognizing this need, Stanford Effective Altruism established the Effective Altruism Fellowship to equip students with the knowledge to do good in the world more effectively and the tools to think critically about their high-impact career ambitions. By the end of the term, fellows have access to in-depth coaching, career advice/connections, and unique opportunities to help others. We look forward to learning with you.

The program will run for eight weeks, starting the week of January 18th. The fellowship will consist of around 1 hour of materials to read per week, weekly meetings with your fellowship group and mentor, career mentorship, speaker events, socials, and other programming.

The application is open to everyone (regardless of university affiliation, age, time zone, etc.)

If you'd like to learn more about Effective Altruism or the fellowship, come to our Intro to EA Presentation + Fellowship Info session on Sunday, January 17th at 12PM PST: