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Application Open for 2022 Cohort

Deadline: 15th March, 2022

About the Fellowship for Emerging Empathic Leaders Program

My Emotions Matter invites applications for FEEL, Fellowship for Emerging Empathic Leaders Program 2022. The Fellowship is developed to support and foster budding and aspirant leaders from different spheres of the country who are willing to undertake a curriculum and work on projects to ensure they emerge as Empathic Leaders empowered with the skills of EI. Fellows will learn about what it means to be an Empathic Leader and bring their learnings to practice in the form of an Action Project following their training. In addition to learning from Leaders, Leadership Trainers, the Fellows will be exposed to various frameworks and best practices in Emotional Intelligence, and offered an opportunity to become familiar with the work of My Emotions Matter and develop their Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Fellows will work on Individual Action Projects under supervision and develop a case study on Leadership in an area chosen by them. Upon completion of the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to use their holistic understanding and experience in the communities, organizations or sectors they return to.


Our objective is to build a cohort of emotionally intelligent and emotionally aware Leaders and Community Shapers in order to create effective leaderships in communities, institutions and organizations. The fellowship wants to expand on and establish Emotional Intelligence as an integral part of Leadership conversations in any sector. This will be done by providing the fellows with extensive training, mentorship, networking and courses to enrich their understanding of leadership, more specifically, empathic leadership.


Learn from Leaders and their experiences on what it means to be Empathic Leaders.

Peer Learning

Exchanges with other fellows of the cohort to share knowledge and support each other.

Expert Sessions

In-depth sessions on relevant topics with high-class experts.

Action Projects

Exercise the lessons learnt from the sessions to work on an area of your interest.

One-to-One Coaching

One-to-one support and guidance for your learnings and successfully completing your projects.

EI Workshops

Become a part of reflective workshops where you reflect and learn about what it means to be Emotionally Intelligent.

Who is the Fellowship for?

Find yourself ticking the checkmarks below? Apply!!

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 26
  • Availability part-time (4-8 hours per week)
  • Commitment to participating in all dimensions of the program (online learning platform, 1-on-1 coaching calls, group learning calls, etc.)
  • Willingness to commit 4 months to the fellowship program
  • Is valued as a positive contributor to current institution, organization and the community, and has strong leadership potential
  • Is committed to learning and developing leadership skills through the lens of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Is experienced with collaboration technologies (webinars, document sharing).
  • Seeks and values a collaborative approach when working with others.
  • Demonstrated leadership in College/University, Community or in Professional field
  • Experience in teamwork
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • The applicant should have knowledge of both English and Nepali languages in relation to the work.
  • In addition, a commitment to complete all the modules in the predefined timeline.
  • Cognizant to Zoom etiquette (camera, audio, chat- settings)

Fellowship Details

  • Application Deadline: 15th March, 2022
  • Fellowship Duration: 4 Months
  • Fellowship Timeline: March - July
  • Fellowship Modality: Online (via Zoom) + Onsite (on few occasions)

Cost and Expenses

  • The Fellowship for Emerging Empathic Leaders is offered free of charge to make the program accessible to all candidates.
  • My Emotions Matter, the organizer, will also cover the costs of program tools, e-modules, speakers and additional program expenses during the fellowship period.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are few questions we get often, answered and shared!

How do I apply for the fellowship?

Applications are open for FEEL 2022 till the 15th of March, 2022. Please apply by clicking here and filling the application form.

When will I be notified about the results of my application?

The Program Team will contact applicants by end of the day, March 18th, 2022 to let them know whether they have been selected for an interview.

How is my application reviewed?

The Program Team reviews all of the applications and selects a pool of finalists for further review and evaluates all finalist applications through interviews.

Will the fellows get paid?

No, Fellows will not receive any grants from the fellowship program. However, the organizer will cover the costs of program tools, e-modules, speakers and additional program expenses during the fellowship period.

What is included in the fellowship?

The fellowship is an integration of Leadership Coaching and Emotional Intelligence Training. This will include ongoing skill-building and training opportunities from national and international facilitators. Fellows will receive guidance in developing and executing individual assignments.They will also find space to exercise leadership within the Fellowship Cohort and also outside in the form of Action Project.

What can we expect in the Action Project?

A leadership journey that allows the fellows to identify, plan and carry out solutions to problems within their chosen community.

What are the requirements of a fellow, beyond the project?

Fellows are expected to set aside approximately 10 hours per week to engage with all aspects of the program. This includes individual readings and reflections, monthly coaching calls, a monthly full-group learning call, and quarterly small group learning calls. In addition to the curriculum, Fellows will commit to a reflective space to cultivate the skills and dispositions they're learning about in the curriculum.

What is the time commitment in the program?

The four-month program days usually start at … and run until …. with potential social or optional programming outside of these hours. Active and engaged participation is key to creating a meaningful Fellowship experience and therefore, we advise the Fellows to attend mandatory online sessions each week.

Do I have to take time off from school/work in order to apply?

No. The Fellowship is structured so that you can pursue your academic studies or professional responsibilities throughout the Fellowship period. That said, we are looking for candidates who are able to set aside about 10 hours per week to engage in all aspects of the program.

Am I required to turn my camera on during the virtual sessions?

Yes, it is compulsory to turn on the camera during the online sessions, we expect full participation and engagement from our fellows.

What do fellows require during the program?

Fellows will need access to a computer, stable internet connection, and a quiet environment during the program hours.

How many fellows will be selected for a cohort?

We will be taking 8 fellows for a cohort.

How will this fellowship impact long-term career prospects?

Fellowship will help bolster a person's professional credentials, candidates who receive these fellowships can place them prominently on their CV.

How is the Fellowship different from Emotional Literacy Campaign?

'Emotional Literacy Campaign 2022' is an initiative of My Emotions Matter through which we want to create widespread awareness about Emotional Literacy among students, teachers, parents, young working professionals, and individuals to help them nurture self-awareness, empathy, and empathetic communication. Whereas FEEL, Fellowship for Emerging Empathic Leaders Program 2022 is developed to support and foster budding and aspirant leaders from different spheres of the country who are willing to undertake a curriculum and work on projects to ensure they emerge as Empathic Leaders empowered with the skills of EI.

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