Delaying the Real World Fellowship
Deadline: May 30, 2009
Tell us what YOU would do if you could postpone the 9-5 grind, and we just might make your dreams for adventure come true. Apply for the Delaying the Real World Fellowship and you’re in the running for a $5,000 grant for your very own bold, exhilarating, and fulfilling adventure. For suggested adventures and inspiration, check out Delaying the Real World by Colleen Kinder at http://www.delayingtherealworld.com.
Note: The Delaying the Real World fellowship is designed to sponsor an adventurous project that is independent of academic and religious institutions. For a better sense of what we have in mind, please read about the adventures featured in the book. You can also learn about our past winners, Alex Katona, Daniela Papi, Andrew Morgan, and Josh Roberts, right here on this site at http://www.delayingtherealworld.com.
Qualifications: Applicants must be in the greatest decade of life,
(THE TWENTIES! — Ages 21 through 29), and a U.S. citizen. There is no educational requirement to apply.
Eligible applicants must use the online application form at delayingtherealworld.com/fellowship08 to propose a gutsy and worthwhile adventure in the spirit of Delaying the Real World and the young adventurers who fill the book. There is no time length requirement on your adventure, though the fellowship committee will take into account how well your proposed idea maximizes the $5,000 grant. The winner should plan to begin the fellowship within four (4) months of the award date, which will be no later than June 15, 2009, and willing to report any fellowship-related escapades back to the fellowship committee, including occasional photos.
Avalon Travel Press
1700 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
387 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Application Fee: Zilch.
Application: To apply, complete our online application form at delayingtherealworld.com/fellowship08. Start dreaming today so you can make your adventurous scheme a reality with a little help from us.
Application Deadline: May 30, 2009.
WINNER: Winner will be selected on the basis of the ingenuity of his or her detailed proposal. The fellowship committee (Running Press, Avalon Travel, Colleen Kinder, and past winners) will notify this year’s winner by June 15, 2009. The winner will be featured on delayingtherealworld.com and must be available at an agreed time and date to attend a dinner with Colleen Kinder and the fellowship committee in New York City. (Travel expenses are the responsibility of the winner; dinner’s on us!)
Not Funded by DTRW Fellowship:
* Language immersion programs
* Religious missions or volunteer projects with faith-based group affiliations
* Grad School
* Searches for long-lost relatives
* Volunteer projects, internships, adventure trips, etc. organized through an established institution
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to visit the Delaying the Real World message boards to fuel your appetite for adventure in good company.
Dream big. Be gutsy. Dare to do it.