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Special Fellows

The Special Fellows Programme is designed to expose future Emirati leaders to today’s global thinkers and industry leaders by giving 10 high-achieving Emirati youth the chance to attend and participate in Ideas Abu Dhabi. Special Fellows are granted full access to the Forum and Festival, attending all sessions, lunches, and keynotes.

In preparation for the event, Special Fellows will be assigned a reading list and will attend a pre-event discussion session.  Special Fellows will also be invited to participate in optional media opportunities and activities.

Application process

Please submit your CV and two essays of up to 500 words each on the following topics:

  1. Statement of interest and qualifications for being a Special Fellow, including your interest in one “moonshot” topic
  2. Suggestions on marketing and encouraging young people to attend the public Festival

Application deadline

  • 11:59 pm on Thursday 28th February 2019
Thanks for submitting! Submit

The Special Fellows Programme is designed to expose future Emirati leaders to today’s global thinkers and industry leaders by giving 10 high-achieving Emirati youth the chance to attend and participate in Ideas Abu Dhabi. Special Fellows are granted full access to the Forum and Festival, attending all sessions, lunches, and keynotes.

In preparation for the event, Special Fellows will be assigned a reading list and will attend a pre-event discussion session.  Special Fellows will also be invited to participate in optional media opportunities and activities.

Application process

Please submit your CV and two essays of up to 500 words each on the following topics:

  1. Statement of interest and qualifications for being a Special Fellow, including your interest in one “moonshot” topic
  2. Suggestions on marketing and encouraging young people to attend the public Festival

Application deadline

  • 11:59 pm on Thursday 28th February 2019

Thanks for submitting! Submit