Singularity University Impact Scholars Application

During this program, Impact Scholars will:

  • First, explore how to drive social impact by engaging the exponential technologies that will shape our future.
  • Then, leverage those transformational tools, ideas, and connections to inspire and activate your local community and the broader SU community.
  • Throughout the program, bring new perspectives to the conversation.

Applications for SU Impact Scholars to attend the 2017 SU Global Summit are due July 12, 2017.

Please see the Impact Scholars website for details.

Singularity University Impact Scholars is open to those who have not previously attended an SU program. It is our intention to expose new global changemakers to SU programming who have not yet had the opportunity, especially those who do not have the ability to pay.

1 Applicant Information

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Personal Data

At Singularity University, we seek to build a diverse community of passionate, future-thinking individuals from many industries and demographics. As such, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of our activities or operations.

Contact Information

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Social Profile Information (Recommended)

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2 Program Information

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Which program are you applying for?*

Please explore the program link below thoroughly to make sure you are applying to a program that best fits your needs.

SU Global Summit

The Singularity University Global Summit is the definitive place to discover the world’s breakthrough technologies and learn how to positively impact the world through your work. It is an intensive multi-day event that gather world-class faculty, innovators, and organizations from around the world to explore the convergence of fast moving technologies and their implications on industries and our planet.

We’re particularly excited to be partnering with N Square, a multimillion dollar initiative designed to stimulate innovation in the fields of nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation and safety and security. N Square is sponsoring 1-2 Impact Scholars to come to Singularity University to help spur the development of game-changing solutions in these vital areas. For more information about this opportunity, visit the N Square Impact Scholars website.

Please select one of the following programs.

Program Qualifications*

Your Program Workplan

During the program, Impact Scholars will develop or advance an Impact Initiative in their communities or professional organizations. SU defines Impact Initiatives as:

  • A New Organization: Form a new entity for the purpose of working on a GGC.
  • Research & Development: Develop intellectual breakthroughs to help solve a GGC.
  • Organizational Innovation: Create an innovation within your organization to help solve a GGC.
  • Policy Change: Develop and implement a policy to help solve a GGC.
  • Education & Awareness: Implement a formal or informal education or public awareness initiative that aims to help solve a GGC.
  • Resource Mobilization: Mentor, fund, or contribute other resources to a GGC project.

For your big picture vision, please upload a program workplan that contains the following (limit: 1-2 pages):

  • Type of Impact Initiative (see definitions above)
  • Project background (context, importance, and objectives)
  • Who the project will involve
  • Global grand challenge(s) being addressed*
  • Potential technologies to use
  • Estimated timeline
  • Resources (available and needed)

*For N Square Impact Scholar applicants, please select security as your global grand challenge.

Personal Statement

Community Contribution

Please share something from your background that inspires your vision for the future and will add to the diversity of our community (250 word limit):

For N Square Impact Scholar applicants only:

When people hear the phrase "nuclear weapons threat," some suddenly remember forgotten associations with nuclear weapons, the Cold War or the disarmament movement. Others may have little understanding of the phrase or the risks associated with nuclear weapons. Still others are engaged in addressing nuclear threats everyday.
Where do you fall on this spectrum, what do you think or feel when you hear "nuclear weapons threat" and why are you interested in this program?

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