Global Climate Fellowships
Climate change is an important issue that needs to be addressed. Here is a list of fellowships that work on the issue of climate change.
- The Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship (8-month program Remote + 2 weeks at Yale University & in Paris): The Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship offers an opportunity for 16 young climate and clean energy practitioners from across the Global South to broaden their technical skills, deepen their professional networks, and exchange views with top global clean energy and climate change leaders.
- GAIA Asia Pacific Fellowships: GAIA Asia Pacific will be bringing some fellowship opportunities for media, CSO communications officers, and communications students this August.
- Climate Safe Lending Fellowship: A six-month leadership development programme for banking professionals advancing the climate agenda within their institutions.
- Climate Action Champions Networks- Observer Research Foundation (12 months program): The Climate Action Champions Network aims to harness the potential of the youth in the region by bringing together 100 individuals from the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, over 30 months to discuss and deliberate about creating a climate action vision for South Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
- International Climate Protection Fellowship (12–24-month project in Germany): The fellowship allows young climate experts from developing countries to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation.
- The Anant Fellowship for Climate Action (12 months fellowship in India): Based on a mentor-mentee framework, it aims at creating a community of climate change trailblazers who collaborate and cross-pollinate each other’s work with ideas and expertise from across sectors, regions, and generations.
- Young Climate Media Fellowship (2 months fellowship in India): The fellowship aims to encourage young media professionals in the climate and energy sector, who by the end of the program, are expected to create and report forward-looking and solution-oriented climate and energy stories.
- EARTH5R FELLOWSHIP (India): This year Earth5R will take 100 students on a Fellowship program from all over the globe. Earth5R fellowship program helps the fellows develop exceptional leadership qualities, and trains them to become socially committed agents of change.
- The Net Zero fellowship (almost 2 months in India): The Net Zero fellowship is an exclusive program for 100 emerging political and public leaders in India. The program will facilitate a deeper understanding of India’s position and plans for tackling climate change. This invite-only fellowship will introduce participants to the issues and pathways to a low carbon or Net Zero economy. The fellowship will cover climate change basics, its impact, and ways to address it. The course will end with a discussion amongst participants about issues that affect India specifically and where the biggest impact for opportunities lies for them in their careers and their work, as well as for India as a whole.
- Climate Corps (10-month fellowship in the USA): Climate Corps is an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through the implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses.
- Green Corps Program (12 months program in the USA): The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. Green Corps’ one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups. The salary for this position is $25,000.
- EDF Climate Corps Fellows (3-4 months program in the USA): EDF Climate Corps is a unique summer fellowship program where EDF trains and matches top-tier graduate students with host companies and organizations to advance environmental goals.
- Science to Action Fellowship (12 months fellowship in the USA): The Science to Action Fellowship supports graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision-making about natural resources. The program is open to Master’s and Doctoral students at any Climate Science Center consortium institution. Fellows receive a financial award of $10,000 each.
- Ann & Tom Friedman Fellows for Science (2 years program in the USA): The Ann & Tom Friedman Fellows for Science Program recognizes and supports the key role that science plays in achieving Conservation International’s conservation goals. During the two-year program, Friedman Science Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a cohort program that will provide leadership training, site visits, and mentoring. Fellows receive an annual salary plus paid vacation time.
- Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship (24 months in the USA): The Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship program hosts conservation fellows — academics, scientists, public and private sector leaders, independent scholars, and policy analysts — who work to create dynamic and unconventional approaches to address existing barriers to sustainability and contribute to a shift in how nature is valued. Fellows receive an annual salary and other benefits.
- Project Drawdown Research Fellowship (3-6 months, remote): Project Drawdown’s research program seeks to determine whether reaching Drawdown is possible using existing, well-proven climate solutions. Fellows work with Project Drawdown’s research team to develop realistic, solution-specific models, technical reports, and policy memos projecting the financial and climate impacts of existing solutions deployed at scale over the next thirty years. Research fellows will be compensated between $600-1200 per week, depending on the hours designated.
- AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Program (12 months in USA): The AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States) Fellowship has been training the next generation of AOSIS leaders and environmental experts. This unique SIDS-designed program brings early career professionals from AOSIS member countries to New York for one year to participate in environmental diplomacy with their country’s delegation at the United Nations Headquarters and at international negotiations.
- CivicSpark AmeriCorps (11 months program in USA): CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility.
- State Climate Fellow, India (12 months): Climate Group, in partnership with Swaniti Initiative, proposed to create a cohort of “climate fellows” in selected Indian states as a part of the ‘State Climate Fellows’ initiative. These fellows will be pivotal in championing the climate strategies in these states and support aligning the state climate goals with the national ambition. The key contact for the State Climate Fellows will be Senior Project Officer – Government Engagement, India. This is a consultancy contract, with an expected start date for engagement in mid-January 2022.
- Energy Journalism Fellows Program: The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, open call for applications for the 2023 Energy Journalism Fellows program. Taught by CGEP Scholars, Columbia faculty, and other academic, industry, and government experts, the Energy Journalism Fellows program (EJF), formerly known as the Energy Journalism Initiative, offers journalists the opportunity to learn about the intersecting disciplines shaping the global energy sector, including finance and markets, climate change, science and technology, policy, and geopolitics.
- Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program: The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) matches aspiring development economics researchers from developing countries with World Bank research economists, creating unique opportunities for the fellows to participate in rigorous policy-relevant research in the World Bank’s Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC). Fellows will be hosted at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for 8 months (September to May each year) and work under the supervision of researchers in the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) and Development Research Group departments, engaging in high-quality and policy-relevant research projects.
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