Applying for Financial Support

In accord with its value of “Differences,” the World Forum Foundation supports diversity in participation through its Fellowship Fund. This fund is made possible due to the generous contributions of sponsors and donors.

The deadline to apply for Fellowship funding was March 3, 2020.  Awards will be announced by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­June 3, 2021.

Fellowship Fund Guidelines

The World Forum Fellowship Fund is used to support attendance of early childhood professionals from communities with limited financial resources.


After reading the guidelines, if you wish to apply for financial support, please complete the form below.


Fellowship Funds are limited. Every delegate is expected to support their own participation as much as possible.  No delegate will be fully funded.  [To support your efforts to attend, we have developed for your use a 2021 Fundraising Kit that includes fundraising advice as well as the template for an appeal letter you can modify.]

Funding is provided only for those individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend. As such it will not be provided to individuals who are taking side trips before or after the World Forum or who are paying for other family members to accompany them.

Those receiving Fellowship Funds are expected to fully participate in World Forum activities.

Deadline was March 3, 2020.  Any applications submitted after that will be put on a waiting list.