Biotech Updates

40 Chances Fellows

February 5, 2014

The 40 Chances Fellows program will fund the most innovative social enterprise plans that employs techniques on the principles of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World (visit These social enterprises must focus on pressing issues of hunger, conflict, or poverty and may be established in any one of the following four countries where the Africa Governance Initiative has a strong presence: Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Malawi.

Applications must be submitted on or before May 31, 2014. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 39 on the date the application closes (May 31, 2014). Winners will be selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges and formally announced at the 2014 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa. Each of four fellows will receive $80,000 in start-up funds and $70,000 for living and transportation expenses (a total of $150,000) for one year.

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