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An Open Letter to NEAR University Fellows

Dear Fellows,

The NEAR University Fellowship program was initially launched to open new opportunities for people to explore Web3 with NEAR and reduce friction in being fairly compensated for valuable contributions. We happily engaged entrepreneurs, engineers, writers and researchers, teachers, designers, and more in growing their contribution to the NEAR ecosystem.

In the first three months of the program, we received an overwhelming response of almost 1000 applications, and we engaged one out of ten applicants in a 90-day fellowship. While the program has had its challenges, we're delighted with the results and plan to continue on this path.

Over the past months, we have learned many lessons, and more work needs to be done to streamline the program from application to compensation. In addition, we want to ensure the best possible experience for each contributor.

Much more help will be needed from all the incredible contributors in our ecosystem, including you.  Stay tuned!

Today we are also announcing that we will take some time to make these changes and prepare for the next wave of this exciting opportunity.

Please be aware that:

  • We are winding down the Fellowship Program
  • All current work should be finished by May 31, 2022
  • All invoices submitted for April and May will be paid in full

If you or anyone you know is interested in joining us for the relaunch of this program later this year, please make sure to apply on this page (at https://near.university/fellows). If you have already completed the form for your application, there is no need to submit it again.

Please direct any questions  to learn@near.foundation, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you’re an active Fellow currently working on a project, please reach out to your point of contact with questions.

Open Letter FAQ

Why is the program pausing?

The NEAR University team has learned many lessons in the first three months of running the program. However, more work needs to be done to streamline the program, from application to compensation, ensuring the best experience is provided at each program stage.

Will I get paid for work completed?

Yes.All invoices submitted for April and May will be paid in full as soon as possible.

Should I stop working if I’m in the middle of the project?

With few exceptions, all current work should be finished by May 31, 2022.  Some individuals and teams will continue to work through the transition. Please reach out to your point of contact.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Please reach out to your point of contact at NEAR University or send your question to learn@near.foundation.

What should I do if I want to continue building?

Please reach out to your point of contact at NEAR University or send your question with the project description to learn@near.foundation.

When will the Fellowship program be relaunched?

Later in the year 2022.

Can I participate in the program after its relaunch?

Yes. The NEAR University Team will be reaching out with news on how to participate in the program.

NEAR Education Fellowship Program

What is it?

Are you someone who wants to become a Web 3 entrepreneur, developer, writers or researcher but can’t afford the cost of the transition?

Are you someone who has fantastic ideas to build on web 3 or write about the future of the web but are not sure where to start?

Are you someone who wants to start a career in web 3 but is not sure how?

Join NEAR Education fellowship program!

Who should apply?

Anyone who has a passion to create with grit and perseverance as well as a proven track record for execution. Previous experience in a related area or portfolio of work is a plus but not a requirement. NO OTHER criteria are applicable.

NEAR is an equal opportunity ecosystem which values a diverse range of mental models as well as diversity in gender, ethnic and racial backgrounds. You belong. Welcome.

Details

  • 30 - 60 - 90 day timelines
  • Full time or Part time work
  • Portfolio of work is a plus but not a requirement.
  • Candidates from any educational background can apply.
  • Compensation in NEAR tokens based on competitive local rates

Fellowship programs

Entrepreneur in Residence

Giving capable, ambitious entrepreneurs the support to explore the Open Web

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Developer in Residence

Giving capable, ambitious developers the tools to explore the Open Web

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Designer in Residence

Giving capable, ambitious designers the inspiration to enhance the experience of the Open Web

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Teacher in Residence

Giving capable, ambitious teachers the platform to expand the Open Web

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Writer in Residence

Giving capable, ambitious writers the space to explore the Open Web

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Researcher in Residence

Giving capable, ambitious researchers the support to explore the Open Web

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Artist in Residence

Giving capable, ambitious artists the support to explore the Open Web

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Marketer in Residence

Giving capable, ambitious marketers the support to explore the Open Web

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Fellowship residents

Are you someone who wants to become a Web 3 entrepreneur, developer, writers or researcher but can’t afford the cost of the transition? Apply now!

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Ahmet Çağatay Soyer
Turkey
Developer in Residence
Charles Ambrose
USA
Entrepreneur in Residence
David Klar
Slovenia
Entrepreneur in Residence
Esin Adsoy
Turkey
Developer in Residence
Gautam A Padiyar
India
Entrepreneur in Residence
Hiba Machfej
Turkey
Developer in Residence
Kanduri Seshasai Pradham
India
Entrepreneur in Residence
Mayur Jobanputra
Canada
Entrepreneur in Residence
Melbex De LEon
Philippines
Developer in Residence
Mohammed Saudi Abdelsamed Hassan
Turkey
Researcher in Residence
Ozan İşgör
Turkey
Developer in Residence
Phillip Coleman
USA
Entrepreneur in Residence
Rasha Abdulrazzak
Turkey
Developer in Residence
Sai Oleksandr Olegovich
Ukraine
Entrepreneur in Residence
Stephanie Usry
USA
Entrepreneur in Residence
Sylvain Metz
Germany
Writer in Residence
Tiago André de Almeida Rosário
Portugal
Entrepreneur in Residence

Who we are

Learners and Teachers

We find joy in making complicated things easier for people to understand and believe in empowerment through continued learning. Our team is made up of technical and non-technical users that love solving problems in creative ways.

Creatives and Creators

Our team is made up of devs and data scientists, artists and adventurers, entrepreneurs and dreamers. We believe that by working together we can provide just about anyone a meaningful learning experience.

Builders and Makers

We love to see our ideas become reality. In addition to our education work, we are also hard at work on our own technical, creative, and nonprofit projects. We know that the whole point of learning is to be able to do stuff.

Let's build the Open Web!

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NEAR is secure enough to manage high value assets like money, assets and  identity while being performant and affordable enough to make things useful for everyday people.

Technically speaking, NEAR is a layer 1 smart contract platform (like Ethereum but cheaper and faster) that scales by parallelizing storage and compute using a technique called “sharding”.