The Carold Institute Alan Thomas Fellowship to Promote Civil Society and Voluntary Action has been established to promote greater public understanding of the significance of voluntary action and to strengthen leadership for civil society and democratic/voluntary action.
The fellowship is intended to provide a sabbatical to a leader in the NGO/non-profit sector, who would not normally have access to a sabbatical leave. It is hoped that the award will free the recipient, at a transitional moment in his or her professional development, to make a significant contribution to the NGO/not-for-profit sector through research and possible publication or dissemination in the medium of the applicant's choice (e.g. film, exhibit, performance piece).
Applications are invited in 2011 for projects that fit within the broad scope of promoting civil society and voluntary action. The application deadline is Monday, March 21, 2011.