We are Effective Ventures Foundation, a registered charity with charity number 1149828 and a registered company with company number 07962181. Our registered office address is Trajan House, Mill Street, Oxford, England, OX2 0DJ. Non-Trivial is a project run by Effective Ventures Foundation.
3.1. All participants in the Fellowship are eligible for a $500 scholarship (or equivalent in your local currency), subject to successfully completing the program as set out in these terms. To receive the scholarship each participant must:
3.2. If you do not meet the criteria set out above you will need to complete an extenuating circumstances form and send it to us. We will consider any extenuating circumstances and make a decision fairly and reasonably whether or not to award the scholarship.
3.3. At the end of the Fellowship we award prizes for the projects which have made the most progress and show the most promise for creating impact. We will award the following prizes (or the equivalent in your local currency):
3.4. If we do not consider that there are enough projects of sufficient merit, we may not award all of the prizes. The prize is not negotiable or transferrable. If we pay any money to you incorrectly, for example because of an administrative error, you will repay the money to us.
3.5. The prizes and/or scholarships will be paid to the extent that we have the funds available. Any bank fees and/or foreign exchange fees will be deducted from the total amount of the prize or scholarship. We will do what we can to keep these fees low, but cannot control how much these fees amount to.
3.6. Each scholarship and/or prize must be used for educational purposes. This includes purchasing textbooks, paying for courses and tuition fees, purchasing technology which will assist your education and supplementing unpaid internships. If you have any questions about whether spending is for educational purposes please contact us in advance using the email address below.
3.7. If you are under 18 we will pay any prizes or scholarships to your parent or guardian, rather than to you directly.
3.8. You will submit receipts to demonstrate that you have spent the scholarship and/or prize for these purposes within 12 months of receiving the scholarship and/or prize. If we ask for any other information about how you have spent the scholarship and/or prize you will provide this to us promptly. We may also ask you to submit progress report to us. This should set out how you have spent the scholarship and/or prize, and how this has progressed your education.
3.9. If we do not reasonably believe that you have spent the scholarship and/or prize for educational purposes we may require you to repay the scholarship and/or prize to us.
3.10. Participants will be notified by email if they have been awarded a scholarship and/or prize.
3.11. You will be responsible for any tax, duties, or governmental fees payable on any scholarship and/or prize we pay to you.
3.12. When you enter the Fellowship we will ask you to give us permission to publish your first name and age on our website if you win a prize, along with a recording of your presentation video. If for any reason you do not want your name, age and presentation to be published you can withhold your permission. You can also change your mind by letting us know using the email address below.
4.1. While you are a participant on the Fellowship you must comply with the following policies:
4.2. If we reasonably believe you have not complied with these policies, we will take appropriate action, which could include removing you from the Fellowship. If this happens you will not be eligible for the scholarship or a prize.
4.3. We expect all participants to complete all project work, attend all project group meetings and submit weekly reflections.
4.4. If you are going to be absent from any project group meeting you should submit a Planned Absence Form to us and let your project group know you will be away. If you miss more than two project group meetings we may remove you from the Fellowship. If there are extenuating circumstances which explain your absence you may submit an extenuating circumstances form explaining why you should be allowed to continue with the program.
4.5. You will need to submit your weekly reflections by Sunday each week. If you miss or are one day late submitting your reflections you can add a note to your reflections explaining why your submission was late. If you miss two or more weeks of reflections we may remove you from the program unless there are extenuating circumstances explaining why you missed your submission.
4.6. We expect each participant to dedicate at least 24 hours to the planning and execution of your project over the term of the Fellowship. We will not normally ask for evidence of this, but if we consider that your project is not making the progress we would expect, we may ask you to demonstrate how you have spent your time. We may remove you from the Fellowship if we do not consider you are dedicating sufficient time to the Fellowship and/or may not award you a scholarship.
4.7. Please do not identify other participants or include details of their projects without first getting their consent. Please also ensure that you are complying with our Digital Safety Policy where you post anything on social media.
4.8. If you are asked to make any statement about the Fellowship, Non-Trivial, or Effective Ventures Foundation in the media (for example on TV or print media) please contact us first using the email address below.
5.1. We are responsible for any losses you suffer because we breached these terms, unless such loss is:
5.2. We may suspend the Non-Trivial Fellowship if:
6.1. All intellectual property rights in your project and any materials provided to us by you will remain your intellectual property rights.
6.2. Your project and all materials provided to us by you must be your own original creation. You must not copy anyone else’s work.
6.3. You grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to publish your project (including your video presentation) and any other materials provided to us by you on our website. If for any reason you do not want us to publish your video presentation please let us know using the email below.
8.1. We may have to suspend the Fellowship if circumstances outside our control mean that we can no longer continue to provide the Fellowship. We will take reasonable steps to continue to provide the Fellowship, and we will let you know if we have to end or suspend the Fellowship.
9.1. These terms and conditions are governed by English law. If any participants want to take court proceedings, then they must do this within the courts in the United Kingdom, unless local law provides that you can take court proceedings in your own country.
9.2. If you have any questions or need to contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.