The fellowship begins June 21–24 in Washington, DC, at the Cato Institute. Fellows will participate in deep‐dive conversations with leading policymakers and scholars, attend advanced workshops on classroom application with leading practitioners, and hone their projects with mentors. The weekend concludes with a project pitch competition in which winning fellows present their project ideas and secure the funding necessary to help bring the projects to life in their communities.
Over the course of the following six months, Sphere 100 fellows will regularly meet via Zoom with their mentor and fellowship cohort to discuss progress on their projects and have exclusive opportunities to engage with scholars to receive further professional development. At the conclusion of their fellowship in December 2024, Sphere 100 fellows will produce a final report on their project and its impact. Outstanding projects will be eligible for awards and recognition during a closing virtual session.