FAQs

1 - FELLOWSHIP

Where will the fellowship take place?
Metro Manila, Philippines.
Our HQs will be at Launch Garage Innovation Hub.

When will the fellowship happen?
September 18 - 29, 2017

What is the working language during the fellowship?
English.

Where can I find information on last year's fellowship?
Click here.

Will there be more fellowships in the future?
Yes. The next one will be held in Paris, France in
January 2018. 

How do you deal with intellectual property?
We encourage our fellows to publish their work under open licenses such as GNU GPL, Creative Commons BY-SA or ODbL. The fellows control the intellectual property of their work.

 

2 - APPLICATION

How long is the application period?
Applications will open from July 17 - August 16, 2017 (midnight PHT). Selected fellows will be announced in late August.

What are this year's challenges?
Check them out here.

Where can I apply?
Click here.

 

3 - FUNDING

What does the funding package consist of?
The following amounts can increase in the next few weeks as we close our fundraising round (Fingers crossed!).

In the meantime, we’re offering :

  • Up to 250euros for lunch and local transport for the entire two weeks

  • Travel expenses for fellows up to 50euros (Philippines, outside of Metro Manila), 250euros (Asia) and 500euros (outside of Asia).

  • Accommodation (See below)

Do you offer housing accommodation?
Yes, we'll have more details soon.

How are the stipends distributed?
Fellows with allocated stipends will receive reimbursement of food and/or housing costs through a refund form.

 

5 - ORGANIZER

What is Five by Five?         
Five by Five is an innovation consultancy with one foot in the world of large organizations (corporates, non-profits, governments) and the other in that of startups. We help organizations of all stripes understand how startups work, how to work with them and how to work like them. More at: fivebyfive.io

Wait--Five by Five isn’t a non-profit? Why would a private company organize this?
We aren’t a non-profit, but we are proud to be a team of engaged and conscientious individuals, each committed to our communities. Among our numbers are active members of civic startups, people who have served as brigade captain at Code for America, and others who have led 500-strong tech volunteer teams in the aftermath of a super typhoon.

Sure, our client portfolio centers on companies like Google, BNP Paribas and Lufthansa but impact isn’t a vertical. Our recent work on urban energy efficiency with the World Bank in East Africa, improving travel for people with disabilities with SNCF, and fighting drought with the government of Burkina Faso through open data, is a real testament to that.

 

6 - MEDIA

I'm writing a story and want to learn more about the Civic Innovation Fellowship. Who do I contact?
All members of the press should contact Ivy Ong (Metro Manila) or Edward Gomaa (Paris) at civicinnovation@fivebyfive.io