- Program DirectorApril 2011 to present San Francisco, CaliforniaDalai Lama Fellows has the unprecedented authorization of the 14th Dalai Lama to award highly-selective, year-long Fellowships in his name and a project grant of up to $10,000 to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who want to design and launch ambitious "compassion-in-action" projects in one or more of four areas:
a) promoting cooperation between religions and cultures;
b) diminishing violence;
c) alleviating poverty; and,
d) protecting the environment.
Over the course of the Fellowship year, program staff coaches and mentors Fellows on their projects, and immerses them in a year-long, reflective leadership curriculum where they engage deeply with universal human values espoused by the Dalai Lama like humility, collaboration, and courage.