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The 444 Semi-Finalists for Echoing Green Fellowships span the globe, with breakthrough ideas and the entrepreneurial drive to disrupt the status quo.
Each application cycle, our Fellowship and Knowledge Management teams work together to sift through thousands of Fellowship applications so that we can compare them in aggregate with submissions from previous years.
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2014 Fellowship Semi-Finalists

The 444 Semi-Finalists for Echoing Green Fellowships span the globe, with breakthrough ideas and the entrepreneurial drive to disrupt the status quo. Learn more.

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Pioneer a health movement for black women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership and health advocacy.

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Empower health workers in poor countries to communicate, coordinate patient care, and provide diagnostics using low-cost mobile technology.

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Expand career opportunities for black men and boys in the U.S. by providing hands-on training in STEM fields and fostering networks of professionals capable of succeeding in STEM careers.

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Strengthen the nation's disaster management systems through public accountability, citizen oversight and empowerment, whistle-blower engagement, and policy research.

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Increase access to reliable, affordable, clean and safe energy products to the rural poor through robust sales and service outlets throughout India.

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Transform the bicycle into a vehicle for income-generation and innovation for the 500 million smallholder farmers around the world earning less than one dollar per day.

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