Melton Opportunities

When Melton Fellows participate in events of global significance, they return with new ideas, solutions, and partnerships to address global challenges. At the same time, through their participation, they help promote the concept of global citizenship and build a larger community. To enable this, Melton Opportunities was created. They provide incentives to expose Fellows to new ideas, expand their networks, and act as global citizens.

Melton Opportunities are grants that support Fellows’ participation in high profile international summits, as well as local conferences and workshops around a wide variety of topics of global relevance that Fellows are passionate about, personally or professionally. These include subjects such as community leadership, social media literacy, education, and social business.

Melton Opportunities are presented throughout the year on an ongoing basis.

Upcoming Opportunities

What: Samagra - A Conference on Technology, Sustainability & Social Innovation
Where: BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, India
When: 4-5 November 2017
Applications by: 28 August 2017

Inspired by the confluence of Technology, Sustainability and Social Innovation, and the prominence of all three elements in a potential change-maker's life, Samagra is a two-day conference that expose young change-makers to novel ideas and empower them to “INNOVATE, INTEGRATE, COLLABORATE” - the theme of the event.

With this Melton Opportunity, we support up to four Melton Fellows to contribute to Samagra 2017 by bringing their experience, know-how and passion for collaborative solutions that embrace the ideas of sustainability and technology with innovation at its crux to Bangalore this November.

Click here for details and to apply.
(You will be asked to log into the Fellows' Portal. Please have your access details handy.)

 

What: Introduction to Participatory Design
Where: Online Course by MIT's Practical Impact Alliance (PIA)
When: 11 September - 20 October 2017
Applications by: 30 July 2017

This six-week online course builds on MIT D-Lab’s noted expertise in the field of collaborative design. As an exclusive offered to PIA members, the online course will explore types of participatory design in detail and present a step-by-step process to engage Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) stakeholders in co-design.

As a founding member of the Practical Impact Alliance (PIA), the Melton Foundation can send up to five delegates to participate in this online course at zero cost.

Click here for details.

 

What: d.confestival
Where: HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam, Germany
When: 14 - 16 September 2017
Applications by: 3 July 2017

The d.confestival is a unique event and the destination for multidisciplinary thinkers to collaboratively impact the future of Design Thinking in the fields of management, learning and research. From 14 to 16 September 2017 the d.confestival will take place for the second time and will be celebrating 10 years of HPI School of Design Thinking, one of the Melton Foundation’s impact partners.

The Melton Foundation will be part of the activities! With this Melton Opportunity, we support up to three Melton Fellows to join us at the event.

Click here for details.

What: Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University 2017
Where: Northeastern University in Boston (MA)
When: 13 - 15 October 2017
Applications by: 10 May 2017

CGI University (CGI U) is a growing network of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. 

With this Melton Opportunity, we support up to two Melton Fellows to attend the 2017 CGI U Meeting in order to grow their networks, build skills, and put their global citizenship skills into action by developing effective solutions to some of world’s most pressing challenges.

Click here for details.

 

Recent Opportunities

What: PIA Co-Design Summit
Where: Kafue & Naboye, Zambia
When: 30 October – 5 November 2016
Applications by: 16 September 2016

The PIA Co-Design Summit leverages MIT D-Lab’s noted expertise in collaborative design. It will be co-hosted by World Vision and the National Technology and Business Centre (NTBC).

As a founding member of the Practical Impact Alliance (PIA), the Melton Foundation has again been invited to participate in the Co-Design Summit series and help forge collaborative solutions to key challenges on the ground.

With this Melton Opportunity, we support up to two Melton Fellows to gain experience with co-design and participatory research while helping make meaningful impact on the ground.

Click here for details.


What: Web of Change 2016
Where: Big Sur, California, USA
When: 28 November - 2 December 2016
Applications by: 16 September 2016

The Web of Change annual conference brings together the foremost thinkers and doers in social media, digital strategy and social change.

With this Melton Opportunity, we support up to three Melton Fellows to share about cutting edge tools with leaders, strategists and campaigners and help push the frontiers of technology and social change further at this conference and beyond.

Click here for details and to apply.


You must be logged in to use this feature

Click here to log in and continue

close ×

Sign In

Passwords are tough to remember.

Have you forgotten yours?

Are you a member of the Melton Foundation and aren't registered yet?

Sign Up Today!

close ×

You must be logged in to use this feature

Click here to log in and continue

close ×