FAQs

1 - FELLOWSHIP

Where will the fellowship take place?
Paris, France.
Our HQs will be at Five by Five.

When will the fellowship happen?
March 19 - 30, 2018

What is the working language during the fellowship?
English.

Where can I find information on past fellowships?
Click here.

Will there be more fellowships in the future?
Yes! 

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 be open from November 22 - December 31, 2017 (midnight CST). Selected fellows will be announced on January 17, 2018.

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 (we'll have more details soon)

  • 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 travel 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 Five by Five's fellowships. Who do I contact?
All members of the press should contact Ivy Ong (Metro Manila) or Eugena Ossi (Paris) at civicinnovation@fivebyfive.io