The Op3nCare fellowship program

OpenCare Fellowships offer support to individuals contributing to build and understand community-driven care services. The advantages of being a Fellow are:

  • Other Fellows! We aim to bring together the best minds and the most energetic doers in community-driven care.
  • Some financial support
  • Invitation to present in OpenCare’s final event (Milan, September 2017).
  • Your work included in OpenCare’s research results

We offer about 20 Research Fellowships.

Research Fellowships reward high-level contributions to the OpenCare debate.

Who can participate: anyone with a story of care. It can be about your project or experience, or about one you know well. To get inspired, read some of the stories already submitted. 

How and when to apply: respond to any one of the OpenCare challenges. We will treat any post as an application. We will offer a Research Fellowship to the authors of the most thoughtful, well-written, interesting posts. We will select about 3 new Fellows a month and announce them on our Blog, starting in May 2016 and ending in November 2016.

What happens if I am offered a Research Fellowship? We offer you a small cash reward of 250 EUR. We share your post with the world. We invite you to present your work at our final event. We might ask you to comment other people's thoughts and projects.

Evaluation criteria for Fellowships

We look for entries that meet at least one of the following criteria:


  • Are passionate about how we care for each other. You would love to be in touch with smart people who share your passion.
  • Are curious, empathetic, a critical thinker. You can appreciate the potential of something even if it's scale is still small. You keep your bulls**t detector on at all times.
  • Are practice-oriented. OpenCare Fellows are about action and how things work in practice. Opinions on what the world should look like, but doesn't, are less of a priority.

The experience you describe or analyse:

  • Responds to needs in health and social care.
  • Is open and participatory.
  • Has moved beyond the idea stage, to reach at least that of prototype.
  • Uses open technology (it can also be for coordination: eg. a community clinic coordinating through a wiki).


This page was last updated on Aug 18th 2016.

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