We are proud to offer a Gap Year Fellowship with Catalyst. This unique programme offers students the chance to work with our team.

  • Extensive professional experience working with our team
  • Weekly coaching and feedback, plus experience leading students through Catalyst programmes
  • Support with university applications for those looking to apply
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fellow in residence (2022-2023)


2022-23 Gap Year Fellow

I'm an 18-year-old youth voice and climate activist from Greater Manchester, UK. I have been involved in coordinating my local 'Youth Strike 4 Climate' since February 2019, as well as being the Youth Member of Parliament for my constituency of Bury from 2019-22.

I am also passionate about exploring how we can more effectively use technology and social media to find solutions for many of the social challenges and environmental threats we are currently faced with. In this spirit, I am a community builder with Curv, the world’s first movement-driven social network.

I decided to pursue a Gap Year Fellowship with Catalyst following my involvement with the summer 2022 cohort as a mentor. It was clear to me that Catalyst shared my belief that education is the key to societal progress.

common questions

How much does a gap year fellowship cost?

A full Gap Year Fellowship costs £48,000. However, consistent with all Catalyst programmes, we do our best to make sure that financial background does not prevent participation. Accordingly, we offer up to 100% financial assistance for selected fellows.

How many fellows do you accept each year?

No more than 1!

How can I apply?

Please contact our team if you’re interested in applying:

When is the next intake?

We are happy to consider applicants on a rolling basis. The exact start date can’t be any earlier than May 2023, when our current fellowship concludes.

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