Application Overview

The FIRE Fellowship application process involves the following steps:

  1. Learn about The FIRE Fellowship (including prerequisites) by reading the provided materials and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
  2. Complete and submit an application. The application submission window is from November 1, 2019 to December 21, 2019. Please allow enough time to submit a completed application by midnight on December 21. If this is a hardship, or for questions regarding the application process, write to
  3. If requested, provide any additional information and/or participate in an in-person and/or Zoom interview.
  4. Applicants will be notified of their standing by January 31, 2020.


Application Timeline Summary

Application period opens: November 1, 2019

Priority submission deadline: December 21, 2019

Applicants notified of standing by: January 31, 2020

FIRE Fellowship Application

  • Please note, all questions with an (*) are required.
  • If you have any questions regarding the application, please send an email to contact@ojaifoundation.
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      Submit a 1-page resume with relevant work, service experience, and education.
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        Submit a 1-page letter (250 words or less), explaining your interest in the fellowship, including responses to the questions: Why is now the right time in your life to participate? And, Why you are a match for The FIRE Fellowship?
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          Up to three letters of recommendation from references who can speak to your service, leadership, and ability to make good use of the fellowship. Please include reference email and phone contact info with the letters.
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            If you are coming from an organization, community, or project that will benefit from your participation in FIRE, please include a letter from a representative describing the organization, community, or project, and how your participation relates.
          • Short Answer Questions: Please complete the short answer questions listed below (150 words or less for each, or 8 minutes total for audio or video submission). Note the answers to these questions do not need to reiterate the information in your cover letter.
            Please send video/audio files to
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