Apply for the Atlas Corps: Singapore Emerging Leaders for Economic Growth Initiative
Priority deadline is November 30, 2021
Be one of the first Atlas Corps Scholars from Singapore!
The Atlas Corps: Singapore Emerging Leaders for Economic Growth Initiative is supported in part by U.S. Embassy Singapore and is looking to recruit emerging Singaporean entrepreneurs, economic development professionals, and social change leaders to participate in our Virtual Leadership Institute. The goal of this initiative is to enhance participants’ skills and capacity to lead ventures and initiatives that strengthen entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems and generate inclusive economic opportunity and growth. This initiative will build economic security and prosperity in Singapore, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the broader Indo-Pacific region, while strengthening ties between the United States and Singapore.
The Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute is an online learning community for global social change professionals based on our established leadership development curriculum. Participants, known as Atlas Corps Scholars, enhance their professional skills, build their global networks, and prepare for leadership in their home communities.
The Leadership Institute is organized into five online learning modules: Orientation, Developing Self, Developing Others, Leading Movements, Reflection. This online program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, discussion groups, and community-building activities with leading U.S. organizations and leaders. The Singaporean Scholars will participate in these activities in collaboration with each other and peers from around the world.
Scholars will design and implement Leadership Projects, which can be an activity, training session, and/or venture. Example projects include workshops that provide entrepreneurship tools for women or youth, a series of webinars on how to find support in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, STEM education workshops, a hackathon that connects innovators from the region around a shared purpose, an online database or app that helps organize and unite the entrepreneurial ecosystem, or an initiative that brings Singaporean and U.S. entities together in support of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Singapore. A Community Impact Fund will be established to support the implementation of the most promising Leadership Projects.
— Engagement in approximately 100 hours of FREE professional development training that will enhance Scholars’ knowledge, skills, and abilities;
— Peer coaching and eligibility for funding to develop your leadership project in your community;
— Publicity on Atlas Corps external communication channels;
— Access to additional Atlas Corps trainings and opportunities;
— Lifetime enrollment in the global Atlas Corps Community (of 1,100+ social change leaders from 110+ countries) upon successful completion.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
— Be a citizen and resident of Singapore;
— Be aged 22 – 35 years old;
— Possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
— Be proficient in English (oral, writing, reading);
— Have two or more years of full-time professional experience working to generate positive impact, preferably in areas related to entrepreneurship, innovation, or inclusive economic growth in Singapore and the ASEAN or Indo-Pacific region;
— Be committed to applying the knowledge gained to multiply the impact of their Atlas Corps experience, in Singapore;
— Be available to commit to approximately 3 hours of online activity and assignments per week for approximately 7 months;
— Have the technological capacity to participate in video calls which may be during working hours (1-2 per month).
Applicants must fill out this shortened application form to be considered for this opportunity. Please note that this application form is not for the Atlas Corps Fellowship. If you’re interested in applying for the Atlas Corps Fellowship separately, please visit apply.atlascorps.org.
We anticipate notifying selected candidates in January and launching this initiative in February 2022.