Frequently Asked Questions

No. If you want to hedge your bets and be considered for both the fellowship and the seminar, you must apply for each separately. You will only automatically participate in the Seminar (without applying for it) if you are selected to be a Fellow.

No. We require all selected Fellows to take the seminar.

You cannot continue as a Fellow if you do not attend at least 10 out of the 11 seminar classes.

If you are selected as a Seminar Participant, you will not receive a Certificate unless you attend at least 9 out of the 11 Seminar sessions.

It depends. If you can be in Nairobi for the seminar (August and September 2022) and the end-of-Fellowship retreat (early December 2022) then yes, you should apply. You can work on your project remotely. Unfortunately, if you won’t be able to be in Nairobi during these two periods we cannot consider your application.

For the seminar, we think you should set aside 4 hours for pre-class readings every week and 2 hours for in-person classes on Saturday afternoons.We expect fellows to be working on their projects for approximately 15 hours every week after the seminar.

Although we would love for that to be the case, we recognize that projects often do not go exactly as planned. For that reason, we only require that there should be significant progress on the project by the end of the Fellowship.

Yes, you can. We will offer you advice on how best to do so.

No. The ILINA Fellowship is entirely free for both Fellows and Seminar Participants.

Generally, we would advise that you use it for educational purposes. That said, we will not control how you eventually choose to use it.

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