High Impact Fellowship

An introduction to Effective Altruism
Are you interested in social impact, but don’t know where to get started? 
Do you want to find out do good with your career, time, donations and activism? 

Then our High Impact Fellowship is perfect for you!

Applications open till the 6th of July, 23.59.



What does the fellowship entail? 

The High Impact Fellowship - an introduction to Effective Altruism - is an 5-week online programme for young professionals.

During the fellowship you will meet up with a group of around 5 other young professionals and one facilitator from the EA community. Together you will learn about the key principles of Effective Altruism, explore the most pressing global challenges of our generation, and discover how you can make the biggest impact with your career, time, donations and activism!

Besides the weekly discussion sessions, you will get the chance to have in-depth 1-on-1 sessions with EA-members, and to become part of a community of like-minded individuals with a common desire to do good in the world! Participation in the introductory fellowship also opens up the opportunity to join the career planning club, young professionals retreat, and the entrepreneurship pilot after the summer.

Practical information 

  • The fellowship starts in the week of July 11th and lasts 5 weeks. Specific dates and times will be based on your availability.
  • Applications are open to all young professionals, you don’t have to have any previous experience or EA-knowledge.  
  • During the fellowship period, there will be two amazing socials for you to meet other young professionals.
  • During the fellowship you will actively participate in weekly online sessions with your discussion group (~1.5 hours). 
  • There is about 2 hours of core reading before each session, and usually some exercises which take between half an hour to 1 hour (~3 hours).
  • Each session is based on an EA-related topic and the sessions will be facilitated by a member of the EA-community. You can find a short overview of the weekly topics at the bottom of this page. 
  • Besides the weekly sessions you will have the opportunity to engage in in-depth 1-on-1 sessions with other EA-members. 
  • There are no costs associated with the fellowship for you.
  • The materials are provided in English, but there is the opportunity to be part of a Dutch discussion group.
  • If you have any further questions, you can contact lisanne@effectiefaltruisme.nl.

Looking for more information about Effective Altruism?

Have a look around at our webpage, or 
Read Introduction to Effective Altruism (~15 min)
Watch Introduction to Effective Altruism (~35 min)
Watch Peter Singer: The Why and How of Effective Altruism (~17 min)

Weekly themes

Below you will find a brief overview of the topics that will be covered during the fellowship. Note that the weekly readings are in English, but the discussion sessions will be conducted in Dutch or English, depending on your personal preference.

Week 1: Introduction to Effective Altruism
The core ideas of effective altruism: what we can do to identify the most pressing issues.

Week 2: Global Health and Development
How and to what extent we can use quantitative estimates to compare the impact of different interventions.

Week 3: Expanding Our Compassion
Thinking about who should be in our ‘moral circle’, that is, whose interest we should take into account, especially focusing on non-human animals.

Week 4: Longtermism
The importance of the long-term effects of our actions on future generations.

Week 5: Existential Risk
On ensuring that humanity survives and flourishes, especially by reducing man-made risks.