Thank you so much for the insights! We’ve tried longer applications to ensure that the fellows are more engaged due to bad experiences of fellows dropping out / derailing the conversation in the past. However, the point about counterfactual impact has nudged me to shorten our application!
I agree that exactly that tradeoff is important! There’s definitely a balance to be struck, and you certainly wouldn’t want to exclude those who already very aligned on the basis of low counterfactual impact, as the participation of those people will likely be very positive for other members!