The Practitioner Residency

The Bellagio Center The Practitioner Residency

The Practitioner Residency is for senior-level policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists, private sector leaders and public advocates with ten or more years of leadership experience in a variety of fields and sectors.

The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with the Rockefeller Foundation’s work to expand opportunities that enable more broadly shared prosperity and build resilience in people, places and institutions to prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. Practitioner residencies have included leaders developing new strategic plans, determining shifts in their own careers or the paths of their organizations, or life-long social sector practitioners reflecting on their careers and distilling insights and guidance to inform a variety of audiences. Successful proposals commonly demonstrate relevance to the Foundation’s core issue areas of Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods, and Transform Cities in terms of the project they may work on, the institutions with which they are affiliated and the audiences for their proposed work.

In selecting practitioners, we look for individuals who have had successful careers in senior leadership positions and are transitioning to new roles or capturing knowledge and insights from their extensive experience; individuals who are actively engaged in leading major change in the world through their current positions (NGOs, multi-lateral institutions, government officials, etc.); and emerging leaders with demonstrable success and upward trajectories in their respective fields.

Applications are available on our online application portal along with detailed instructions and further information on applying to the Bellagio Residency Program. We strongly recommend that applicants carefully review this information prior to beginning an application.

Applications for Practitioner residencies are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed at interim deadlines. Upcoming interim deadlines for review cycles in 2017 are August 1, September 28, and November 1.

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