A year of inquiry and impact


The program is structured as a yearlong residency with the majority of activities being held in person. For those who seek the freedom to travel during the academic year, the hybrid option offers the flexibility to be away for up to four weeks each quarter while still accessing the LSI curriculum remotely.


LSI takes place across three 10-week quarters from late September to early June. All programming in the opening and closing three weeks of each quarter is delivered exclusively in person. During the middle four weeks of each quarter, programming is still offered in-person, but Fellows can participate remotely as needed through hybrid technology.


We know that many LSI Fellows will seek to design their next act jointly with their partner. We therefore invite partners to join Fellows in the LSI experience. Accompanying partners have access to all elements of LSI with the exception of the Executive Coach and Distinguished Mentor. (Note: There is a partial fellowship tuition to cover the cost of partner participation.)


After your year with LSI, you will have a roadmap with clearly defined next steps as well as strategies and connections for launching your next endeavor. What type of roles will LSI prepare you for? We anticipate Fellows will pursue a blend of roles across board service, advising, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, organizing, and service on the issue(s) that matter most to them. We will not prescribe your approach to impacting society. We give you the space and frameworks to explore. You define what your impact will look like.

Become a Fellow for Good

Participants in LSI are lifelong Fellows of the initiative—meaning, they continue to be invited back annually as alumni of the program.

The lifelong Fellow experience includes:

  • An opportunity to join alumni interest groups for continued collaboration
  • Access to career resources and supports after your Fellowship year
  • Recurring engagement with the current cohort and UChicago community, including serving as mentors
  • An invitation to join the Fellows’ annual presentation of Purpose Plans
  • Alumni travel study and deep dive opportunities

(Note: Select alumni activities such as the travel study may incur additional fees.)

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