Terms and Conditions


In the Terms & Conditions of the Next Generation Foresight Practitioners (NGFP) Fellowship, the following definitions apply:

‘NGFP Fellowship’ means the Next Generation Foresight Practitioner Fellowship organised by School of International Futures Ltd

‘SOIF’ means School of International Futures Ltd

‘The Event’ means either the ‘SOIF2023 or SOIF2024 Strategic Foresight Summer Retreat in Strategic Foresight’. For more information visit soif.org.uk/retreat

‘Entrant’ means an individual applicant or individual applying on behalf of a group of individuals. Where an individual is applying on behalf of a group, the individual acknowledges that they have the full consent of all individuals to make the application.

Entering the NGFP Fellowship

(i) The Fellowship

The NGFP Fellowship is organised by School of International Futures Ltd, Onega House, 112 Main Road, Sidcup, DA14 6NE United Kingdom.

To enter the NGFP Fellowship please follow the instructions online at apply.nextgenforesight.org

By entering the NGFP Fellowship, the entrant will be deemed to have read and understood the terms and conditions of ‘Fellowship Entry’ and be bound by both terms and conditions.

The deadline for all entries to the Fellowship is 23:59 GMT+1 on 2 June 2023. Entries received after this deadline may not be processed.

(ii) Entrants

Qualifying entrants must be between 18 and 35 years old on 2 June 2023 or have less than five years’ experience working in strategic foresight. 

Qualifying entrants can only make one entry to the Fellowship, either individually or as part of a group of individuals. Groups can be up to 5 individuals. Responsibility for sharing any financial or other benefits will remain the responsibility of the lead applicant.

Entries may not be submitted by a third party.

Upon written request, or through the application platform, entries may be withdrawn by the entrant prior to 23:59 GMT+1 on Friday, 2 June 2023.

(iii) General

By submitting an entry, you confirm that: you are entitled to enter and have obtained all and any consents, permissions and authorisations that may be required in order for you to enter; the information contained in the submission is accurate and truthful.

Submissions must be the works of the entrant, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations. If we have reason to believe your entry is not your own work or otherwise breaches this paragraph, then we may decide not to consider it.

No fee is required to enter the Fellowship.

Entrants are responsible for the cost (if any) of sending your entry or nomination to us.

All category entries must be submitted in English and submitted electronically with supporting documents (if applicable) using the online Application Form. Any entry received by any other means including via email, fax, post or hand delivered will not be accepted unless prior permission has been agreed. Entries received in other languages may be processed at the discretion of SOIF.

Neither SOIF nor the NGFP judges accept responsibility or liability for any lost, late, mislaid or incomplete entries with all such entries deemed invalid. For the purpose of doubt, proof of dispatch shall not be accepted as proof of entry.

SOIF reserves the right to not process entries that are illegible or incomplete or those that do not meet the entry criteria.

Entrants may, at SOIF’s discretion, be disqualified and not considered due to ethical or moral considerations.

SOIF reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Fellowship or any feature thereof with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected, or actual fraud).

SOIF accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Award. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude the liability of SOIF under law for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence.

SOIF shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations relating to the awards or where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.

The Fellowship and these terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

(iv) Judging and Selection 

SOIF, their advisors and the NGFP Judging Panel will produce a shortlist of entrants for the NGFP Fellowship.

Fellowship entries must take account of any word limits specified in the Judging Criteria. Any Fellowship entry that exceeds a stated word limit may, at SOIF’s discretion, be disqualified and not considered.

Judging will take place through a panel process. Panels will comprise a minimum of three judges. Each panel will select will select the candidates to put through to a final selection round for the Fellowship. Judges also have the option to nominate a wildcard to go through if they deem the entry to be particularly innovative.

The judging process will be undertaken by members of the NGFP Judges Network in June/July 2023. The final selection panels are expected to take place in July/August 2023. 

To make their judgements, each judge will independently rank the shortlisted nominees, marking each entry against how it meets the judging criteria (the “Judging Criteria”).

Judges will then compare scores and debate the merits of each entry before deciding collaboratively on the top entries.

The final selection panel will include at least two members who are independent of SOIF. They will select the fellows. Judges may choose to invite entrants to take part in a short interview with a judging panel as part of the judging process.

The judges’ decision is final and no negotiations or correspondence with entrants will be entered into. Entrants to the Fellowship and nominees for the Fellowship must not contact, or try to contact, the judges in any way in connection with the Fellowship, or otherwise try to influence the judges’ selection.

(v) Criteria

Judging will be conducted based on the information provided in the application form. Entrants are required to complete all steps of the application.

Eligibility for the Fellowship will be determined at the discretion of SOIF based on submitted information, judges scoring, and any additional information gathered from any interviews or references.

For the Fellowship, eligible entrants will be judged based on the two application sections. Project proposals must be for a new initiative or a new phase to an existing initiative that has not been started prior to entry. For each step, in addition to the criteria specified on the Application form which can be accessed at apply.nextgenforesight.org our judges will be looking for evidence of: measurable and sustained impact; a participative approach; innovation in foresight; and a clear understanding of the need, opportunity or challenge.

(vi) Copyright

The named entrant of each submission owns the copyright to that entry. If another person or organisation is the author of your entry, you warrant that you have received an assignment of all associated copyright to your entry from that person. SOIF may ask to see evidence of that assignment at any time.

In consideration of SOIF agreeing to consider your entry for the Fellowship, each entrant: (a) grants SOIF a royalty-free licence to copy, edit, display, publish, broadcast and make available their entry in any format in connection with the Fellowship; (b) agrees that SOIF may publish their name in connection with SOIF’s use of the entry; (c) warrants that the work submitted with their entry is their own or the relevant organisation’s original work, that it is not defamatory and that it does not infringe any third-party rights; (d) and agrees that SOIF may grant to its partners and/or associated companies a sub-licence of the rights licensed to SOIF under these terms and conditions on such terms as SOIF shall agree in its sole discretion.

To support efforts to showcase entrants, their submissions and insights from the award, entrants may be asked to participate in publication and promotional activity on SOIF’s reasonable request. All forms of replication will have entrant names clearly associated with the content.

Winners of the Fellowship consent to the use by SOIF and its related companies, both before and after the closing date of the Fellowship for an unlimited time, of their voice, image, photograph and name for publicity purposes (in any medium, including still photographs and films, and on the internet, including any websites hosted by SOIF and its related companies) and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice. In submitting an entry or consenting to a nomination, all entrants consent to the same.

(vi) Data Protection

SOIF shall use and take care of any personal information you supply to it as described in its privacy policy, a copy of which can be seen here, and in accordance with data protection legislation. By entering the Fellowship or making a nomination, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your Fellowship entry, and for the purposes of administering the Fellowship.

By submitting an entry for the Fellowship, the participant acknowledges and gives consent on behalf of all persons mentioned on the submission form and all representatives attending events associated with the awards to have their details processed and entered into a database owned by SOIF. Information will be used for the purposes of judging.

Entrants’ details will be used by SOIF to help us process your entry more efficiently and to keep you informed of information in relation to this Fellowship. We will never sell your information to any third parties; however we may make data available to sponsors and selected partners to support monitoring and evaluation in relation to the Fellowship.

By entering the NGFP Fellowship, all entrants have agreed to allow the details of their entry to be shared with the judges of NGFP and representatives of SOIF. All entrants will be deemed to have consented to the transfer and sharing of their personal, company and project data and information for the purpose of administration, judging, monitoring and evaluation of the Fellowship and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.

Entrants might be contacted by SOIF prior to announcement of the Fellowship to gather further detail on their entry. This is for the purposes of collecting and reviewing content to be provided on SOIF’s websites and in any supplement which is published, at SOIF’s sole discretion, in public media after the Fellowship. 

Any entrant to the Fellowship may be contacted by SOIF for the purposes of verifying their identity and confirming their inclusion in the process. Participants may also opt-in to join the Next Generation Foresight Practitioners mailing list which provides information on the Fellowship, and/or SOIF’s mailing list which provides information on SOIF’s services as well as upcoming events.