Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship: Social Entrepreneurship and Cross Culture Netw

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About Us

The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship aims to develop a network of entrepreneurs with a demonstrated interest in social change and cross cultural dialogue. It is an endeavor to create a new brand of both dialogue and social entrepreneurship that allows for sustainable business models to have far reaching impact.

The ADR class of 2011 will comprise mainly Muslim and Jewish fellows who show a proven ability in acquiring business skills and knowledge derived from the humanities. In addition, they are required to demonstrate a shared purpose in using social entrepreneurship as a new bridge across the cultural divide. We will also accept candidates from Belgium, Switzerland and Canada. [Please check eligibility requirements]

In a multi-layered approach, the program blends three educational components: action-driven social entrepreneurship program, exposure to state-of-the-art scholarship and cross-cultural dialogue.

Application Criteria

Acceptance to the program is by application only. Selected Fellows will be invited to the program at Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK from July 15, - July 31, 2011, inclusive of travel, lodging and some meals. Application criteria include:

  • Social entrepreneurs whose organizations are in early stages of development.


  • You work for a non-profit organization/charity. You are working towards some level of financial sustainability and reducing dependency on fund raising. We encourage organizations that aim to achieve significant financial autonomy.
  • Your organization works in one of the following sectors o Environment and new technologies o Social media o Health o Community Service o Education o Creative Arts o Intercultural & Interfaith projects o Please note that we might consider other areas of focus.
  • You must submit an initial outline of a business plan at the time of application.
  • You can commit two weeks in July 2011 to participate in the program.
  • The applicant must be the key decision maker or one of the key decision makers for the organization's development and management.
  • Applicants have been working full time (minimum 35 hours per week) on the project/ with the organization. It is expected that all selected fellows will work on their enterprise post fellowship program
  • Applicants, if selected must commit to attending Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship training seminar in Paris for four days in January 2012.
  • You are a resident of the United Kingdom, France and the United States [In exceptional cases only, candidates from Switzerland, Belgium and Canada can be considered as well. The EdR Foundations retain the right to make this decision]
  • Your organization is registered in France, the UK or the USA. [For candidates, from Canada, Switzerland and Belgium, their organizations must be registered in their respective countries.]
  • You are fluent in English

The following candidates are not eligible to apply:

  • Individuals with project ideas
  • Those intending to start college or university and thus cannot commit to a minimum of 35 hours a week for the project/organization post fellowship
  • You cannot speak, read and write English (Those selected will receive further information on these seminars)
  • Are committed to inter-community dialogue, between Muslim and Jews or others

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