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TLDR: In this post, we’re announcing the opening of applications for Ambitious Impact (previously known as Charity Entrepreneurship), two upcoming programs, the CE Incubation Program and the AIM Research Program. You can now apply to multiple programs with one joint application form!

The upcoming programs are: 

  • CE Incubation Program - apply to one or both dates: 
    • Runs August 12 - October 4, 2024 (this program does not focus on animals, top ideas for the program can be found here).
    • Runs February-March 2025 (we're now researching top animal-focused interventions to launch via this program; apply to this program if you want to start an animal organization based on our research).
  • Research Program: 
    • Runs September 23- December 13, 2024 (you will be able to work on animal-focused research projects in this program)

 The deadline for applications for both programs is April 14, 2024!

Apply now

Below, you can find more information about both of the programs. We will also be hosting an online event with extensive time for Q&A so you can learn more about those programs and ask all your questions. 

  • Aim for a career that matters - introduction to our two programs, March 7 2024, 6 PM GMTREGISTER HERE.
  • Our top charity ideas (less relevant for this forum) - an opportunity to learn more about top ideas selected for the upcoming Incubation Program, March 14 2024, 6 PM GMTREGISTER HERE.

CE Incubation Program

This is a program for entrepreneurially driven individuals who want to make a huge impact with their careers. You could be a recent graduate, work in consulting, for-profit, or an NGO - if you like to make rapid progress and work on a variety of tasks, this will be a good fit for you. 

In our Incubation Program, we offer you

  • 2-month full-time training with two weeks in-person in London.
  • Stipend of £1900/month during (and potentially up to 2 months after) the program.
  • Co-founder matching process based on real-life projects.
  • Possibility to apply for $100,000 - $200,000 seed funding (~80% of projects get funded).
  • Initial operations support and ongoing mentorship.
  • Co-working space in our London office.
  • A community of previous founders, mentors, and potential donors to help you succeed.

Here is a list of animal-focused organizations that were launched based on our research and via our Incubation Program: 


AIM Research Program

The AIM Research Program focuses on tools and skills needed to identify, compare, and recommend the most effective interventions. We equip you with an impact-focused research toolkit that you later use when working on real-life, decision-relevant research projects.

What we offer

  • 12 weeks of full-time, online full-time program.
  • Highly promising and neglected research topics.
  • £1,900/month stipends to cover your living costs during, and potentially after, the program (please reach out if you have dependents or childcare costs to ensure financial constraints don't hinder your participation).
  • Complete research toolkit with useful templates and methodologies, like Theory of Change, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Weighted Factor Model, etc.
  • Expert feedback and peer reviews.
  • Assistance in editing and publishing reports to strengthen your research portfolio.
  • Connection to relevant job opportunities.

A case study:

Zuzana Sperlova worked in engineering and consulting before deciding that they were aiming to have an even higher impact with their career, specifically aimed at improving farmed animal welfare. Through the program, they published several reports on neglected animal welfare issues and have now transitioned into a position as a researcher at Animal Charity Evaluators.



We want to encourage people from this forum to apply for our programs, either to launch animal-focused nonprofits or to upskill in research. No previous experience or specialized background is necessary to apply. Everyone from any country is welcome to apply, as our programs are mostly held online. If you have any questions, please join our online events or post them in the comments.





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