Application for Hawkins Fellowship is now open!

Open Knowledge Nepal

Open Knowledge Nepal


Wed Dec 23 2020

We are pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2021 Hawkins Fellowship. The objective of this fellowship organized by Code for Nepal and Open Knowledge Nepal is to help underprivileged youth to increase their access to the competitive tech market. ResumeDidi will serve s a Personal Development Coach for the selected fellows. Youths from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially Provinces 2 and 6 are highly encouraged to apply by January 25, 2021.


About the scholarship program

The Hawkins Scholarship by Code for Nepal and Open Knowledge Nepal includes:

  • A Coursera or Edex course and up to $100 grant to cover its certification cost. Organizers will directly make the payment to the course provider. 
  • 15 hours of Personal Development Training with ResumeDidi.
  • A four-week virtual internship program with Open Knowledge Nepal and partners.
  • Profile building and boosting via the organizer network.
  • A digital certificate from Open Knowledge Nepal and Code for Nepal after the completion of the fellowship.

Learning outcomes of the fellowship

  • Technical skills: Data, open-source, and web development 
  • Soft skills: Marketing, public speaking, and negotiation skills.
  • Networking and recognization
  • Project Management and portfolio building

Personal Development Training session includes

  • Session 1: Public Speaking
  • Session 2: Financial Literacy
  • Session 3: Negotiation for beginners
  • Session 4: Branding 101 
  • Session 5: Emotional and Mental Wellness
  • Session 6: CV and Resume Writing

Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply

  • Able to complete the program
  • Young professional or final year Bachelor’s students
  • Background in basic programming

We will call for interviews if you are shortlisted. The selected fellows must complete all the phases of the program to receive certification.


Application Open: December 25, 2020

Deadline to Apply:  January 25, 2021

Number of Fellows for this intake: 15

Fellowship timeline: February 15 – May 15, 2021

For more information and application form, please visit: