O2 Initiatives is no longer accepting applications for our current award cycle. If you submitted an application on or before the August 22, 2018 deadline, you should have received an email message confirming receipt. If you did not receive this confirmation email, please contact

Next steps in the application process:

  • The O2 Sabbatical Award selection committee will review all applications and invite up to 12 finalists to continue forward in the process.
    • O2 Initiatives will contact you by Wednesday, November 21, 2018 to let you know whether or not you have been selected as a finalist.
  • If you are selected as a finalist, next steps will include:
    • A one-hour site visit at your organization during the week of January 14, 2019.
    • A separate, one-hour interview with the O2 Sabbatical Award selection committee on January 22 or 23, 2019.
  • The committee will select up to six awardees from among the finalists.
    • Candidates will be informed of the committee’s decision by January 31, 2019, and a public announcement of the awardees will be made in early February