2017 Out & Equal Global Fellows (left to right) Suresh Ramdas, Kaspars Zalitis, and Levis Maina.
2017 Out & Equal Global Fellows (left to right) Suresh Ramdas, Kaspars Zalitis, and Levis Nderitu.



The Out & Equal Global Fellowship is a six-week intensive Out & Equal immersion for visiting fellows based outside the United States. Fellows will spend this time at the Out & Equal offices in San Francisco collaborating with our staff and developing an original project to implement back in their place of work. The goal of the program is to empower Fellows to become leaders for LGBTQ equality in the workplace, while offering insights from Out & Equal’s experience in workplace advocacy and extensive network of global partners.

2018 Fellowships will begin on Monday, August 27th and end Friday, October 5th.

Fellowships are offered in two tracks: one for representatives from NGOs working to advance LGBTQ workplace equality, and the other for corporate representatives looking to promote more inclusive culture and policies within their companies. Both Fellowships culminate in participants attending the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, where they will gain from the knowledge and experience shared during Summit and network with professionals in diversity and inclusion from around the world.



The Out & Equal Global Fellowship is open to people of all genders, orientations, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and identities. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

NGO Track

Corporate Track

Additionally, applicants must speak fluent English and be available during the program dates. Women, transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary candidates are especially encouraged to apply.



During their time with Out & Equal, Global Fellows will gain access to knowledge and learning in LGBTQ workplace equality best practices, as well as opportunities to build relationships with experts in the public and private sectors around the world. The Fellowship will also provide them with professional leadership development in advancing LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, and an opportunity to fine-tune a specific program to advance workplace equality in their home country. Fellows will also receive a speaking opportunity at the Workplace Summit, the world’s largest LGBTQ workplace equality conference.

In addition to the significant learning and networking opportunities, Out & Equal and its corporate and foundation partners will provide the following benefits to NGO Global Fellows:



Each applicant must propose an individual project to be delivered in the country in which they are based that will advance LGBTQ equality in the workplace and be positively influenced by an Out & Equal Fellowship. These projects will be developed through work with our organization’s staff and various partners.

Fellows will refine their project focus during their time at Out & Equal and will implement their individual project after returning to their home country. Fellows will be expected to report back on the outcomes of their project and related work. Specific deliverables include:



2018 Fellowships will begin on Monday, August 27th and end Friday, October 5th. The breakdown of the Fellowship is as follows:



Applications for the 2018 Global Fellowship are now open! The deadline for applications is Friday, April 20th. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by May 18th.

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