FUEL Fellowship

We agree with Mary Lou Kownacki who said, "Frankly, there isn't anyone you couldn’t learn to love once you’ve heard their story."

Through the FUEL Fellowship we aim to build a cohort of passionate individuals and storytellers, who believe in the power of human wisdom. Individuals who intend to celebrate experiences by honing the art of teaching life lessons with our unique methodology.

About Project FUEL

Project FUEL is a life lessons education initiative. FUEL stands for Forward the Understanding of Every Life Lesson. We document, design and pass on life lessons of people from all ages and backgrounds across the world through interactive and performance based curriculums and art-inspired projects. We believe every life has something to teach. At FUEL, life lessons are continuously collected, documented, and thought about deeply. From victims of human trafficking in Nepal to middle school children in Afghanistan to refugees in Europe to abandoned ghost villages in Uttarakhand, we have had the privilege to take life lessons all the way to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

In our long drawn endeavour of documenting and distributing life lessons we note a distinct commonality- that most life lessons come out of hard knocks or experiences of adversity. In the process of helping people open up and reflect on testing times in their life, we have built and polished a beautiful approach- one that makes people feel safe and powerful when sharing and addressing their vulnerabilities. Through the fellowship we are planning to share and extend this humbling journey to make each life count by facilitating the exchange of these enriching perspectives.

Benefits of Fellowship

  • Provides the fellows an immersive learning experience to work on their personal strengths, which will open their mind and broaden perspectives to reach out to communities in a creative manner using the power of life learnings.

  • Aims to nurture creativity with the help of different creative tools such as storytelling, poetry, theatre, music, movement and more.

  • Foster collaborations and learning how the collective is the best way to make impact.

  • Inducing empathy and adaptability by interacting with a cohort hailing from different cultures and developing a multi perspective towards diverse issues.

  • Offers an exhaustive exposure leading to global opportunities through FUEL workshops, conferences and events.

  • Guides fellows to harness the power of social media and digital platforms to create awareness about their work, secure funding and execute community projects effectively.

  • Enriches fellows with resources – both tangible and non-tangible (FUEL store resources, blueprints to our exclusive projects, FUEL modules and curriculums, database of life lessons and learnings) - empowering them to create change individually in their own geographies.

  • Learning to create engaging digital content with exclusive workshops on digital documentation and production to reach out to a larger audience.

  • Recognition for their work in their individual spheres or communities they work with, through FUEL website/blogs/social media.

  • A global family for life – access to FUEL’s exhaustive database and tribe of influencers.

Qualities of a Fellow

  • A believer in the power of human wisdom

  • Good communication skills

  • Inclination towards community work and service

  • Open to learning new ideas and share

  • Creative thinker

  • Passionate for creative arts

  • Facilitation skills

  • An ability to quickly adapt and work in resource-constrained environments


  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written

  • Between 21 and 35 years of age

  • Able to participate in the entire program from 1 December to 10 December, 2018

Participation Fee:The participation fee for the program is INR 25,000 (USD 365), which includes access to Project FUEL resources and program modules, food, accommodation on sharing basis for 10 days, local tours, a FUEL Fellowship certificate, a team facilitator and project support. It does not include airfare (travel expenses) to and from Dehradun, India.

Scholarship:FUEL scholarships will be offered to two deserving candidates, who need financial assistance in order to be a part of the program.

Program activities and engagement:During the program, the fellows will take part in various workshops related to storytelling, art, social media campaigning, video production, community engagement, and FUEL methodology. This will enable them to convert life lessons into activities to pass them onto different sections of the society. The journey continues virtually after leaving Dehradun, with participants carrying out their plans from their home countries. The fellows will be required to go back to their communities and take 9 sessions based on FUEL methodology within a time period of 3 months.


Open for all regions – in and outside India

Application and Selection Process

The application for FUEL Fellowship Program consists of:

  • Background information on you and your work

  • Your resume/CV

  • Letter of recommendation

  • A short video helping us understand you better

Please complete the application form in English

The application forms will be evaluated after which the selected candidates will appear for the second round of telephonic interview.

For further inquiries: [email protected], [email protected]