Want to study climate change? Here’s how
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30/05/2022

In the fight against climate change, it is the well-informed and the well-prepared who will prevail. But many times we don’t know what those courses or fellowships are offering.  Are they relevant?  Are they accurate?  Are they going to be useful for any pursuance in the climate or sustainability fields. We are here to help. […]

In the fight against climate change, it is the well-informed and the well-prepared who will prevail. But many times we don’t know what those courses or fellowships are offering.  Are they relevant?  Are they accurate?  Are they going to be useful for any pursuance in the climate or sustainability fields.

We are here to help.

We have compiled a list of five courses or fellowships, which you can apply for, if you are interested in climate change and sustainability.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship

It engages global professionals committed to social impact in its 12-month US-based programme. There’s also a14-month Blended Fellowships where the candidates work with organisations in the US to learn best practices, build organisational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders.

  • Eligibility
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • English proficiency (oral, writing, reading);
  • Age 35 or younger when the Fellowship begins;
  • Citizens from most countries (except the U.S.) are eligible to apply to the Fellowship. Please see information on current country restrictions here;
  • Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-month US-based Fellowship or 14-month Blended Fellowship;
  • Commitment to addressing critical social issues in your country or region;
  • Commitment to living on a basic stipend that covers food, shared housing, and local transportation;
  • Received a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization by the program start date;
  • Two years of professional experience on environmental and climate change initiatives, preferably in project/program management, policy/advocacy, or partnership building/business development.

For fees and other financial details on this fellowship, visit this link.

The Environmental Fellows Program

Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental issues.

This fellowship includes a salary of $80,000 per year, employee health insurance eligibility, up to $2,500 reimbursement for relocation expenses, and a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses. 

  • Eligibility

The Environmental Fellows Program is open to anyone with a doctorate or comparable terminal degree awarded between May 2018 and August 2022. HUCE expects to award approximately six fellowships for the 2022 cohort. 

To know more about the fellowship and to apply, visit this link.

Anant Fellowship for Climate Action

This one-year long  fellowship offered at Anant National University is open to candidates who want to lead the biggest solutions for mitigating climate change.

In 2021-22, the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action received 2703 applications from 50 countries for its 20 seats. 

The cohort comprises 24 Fellows from 13 countries of which 37.5% are women. Age is no bar for this Fellowship.

  • Eligibility

Fellows have an option to choose between a full-time or a part-time learning track. The Fellowship programme has been designed with the option of flexible classes such that candidates can study or work at the same time as learning with the fellowship.There are no age, degree, background criteria to apply for the fellowship. Need-based scholarships are offered.

The academic fee for Anant Fellowship for Climate Action offered is Rs 5,00,000 (full-time) and Rs. 7,00,000 (part-time) per annum.

To know more about this fellowship and to apply, visit this link.

Alvin Weinberg Fellowship

Alvin B. Weinberg fellowship provides early career scientists and engineers opportunities for basic and applied research with interest in energy and energy-related science and technology challenges. 

Weinberg fellowships last up to two years, with possible renewal for a third and may provide opportunities for continued employment upon conclusion of the fellowship. 

Benefits and a relocation allowance are included in addition to salary. Applicants should demonstrate competency in one or more areas including chemistry, physics, biology, materials and computational sciences and engineering.

  • Eligibility

Applicants must have received their PhD in a STEM field before they begin their fellowship and can be no more than five years beyond receiving their highest technical degree when they apply. Current ORNL postdoctoral researchers and ORNL staff members are not eligible to apply. 

You must first apply for the DSF Program on the ORNL Jobs website. Visit jobs.ornl.gov and search for “ORNL DSF Program.” Click on the job link and complete the application as directed.

Climate Corps

Climate Corps is an award-winning fellowship programme that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. 

Climate Corps simultaneously addresses climate and sustainability projects and cultivates the next generation of environmental leaders. 

Since 2010, Climate Corps has worked with over 200 partners and 800 Fellows on 1,000 high-impact projects.

  • Eligibility
  • A college degree  (required / strongly preferred) 
  • A degree in environmental policy, science, or planning with an emphasis on energy or climate (preferred, but other relevant environmental work experience is considered – internships, volunteer experience etc.)
  • A solid foundation of math and science coursework 
  • Classroom experience in energy and environmental policy
  • Community outreach and communications experience
  • Experience in and the drive to address racism and create race equity with team members and programmatically
  • Be a US Citizen or a permanent US resident with the ability to work in the US​
  • Willingness to live in the state where the position is located, relocating prior to the start of the Fellowship if necessary

To know more about this fellowship and to apply, visit this link.

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