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Application Information

Applications currently closed

Should I consider applying to be an Earth Leadership Fellow?

Are you:

A mid-career environmental / sustainability researcher in a tenured or tenure-track faculty position who teaches in a university in North America?

Interested in gaining skills to collaborate with others on a “knowledge to impact” initiative?

Committed to building trusting, engaged relationships with individuals, organizations, and networks outside of academe?

Leadership development in any context requires time, risk-taking, and openness to new learning.

Do you have time to:

Attend 2 intensive training sessions:

June 20 - 26, 2021 

June 12 - 15, 2022

Participate in monthly online calls to continue learning with other fellows in small groups

Write yearly updates for our funders

Spend approximately 5 hours a month on a “learning journey,” a project you’ve designed during the initial training

Contribute to the network by empowering the next generation?

Earth Leadership Fellows are change-agents.
Watch this four minute video to see fellows in action. Do you see yourself doing transdisciplinary projects like the fellows in the video?

Are you aware of these policies?


As members of the Earth Leadership Network, fellows receive ongoing opportunities for peer networking and mentoring from trainers and previous fellows. Please note that there is no direct financial award or stipend associated with this fellowship.


The Earth Leadership program will fund all expenses for the two intensive training sessions for each fellow by merging the financial support that we have already secured with a contribution of $9,000 for each fellow from their home institution. This may be allocated over the two years of the program (2021 and 2022), so would amount to $4,500 per year from each institution. We recommend that applicants contact the appropriate department chair, dean, or director prior to submitting their application to solicit this contribution in the event they are selected. For those institutions unable to make this contribution, we will seek additional funding for scholarships to support fellows.


It is the policy of the program that spouses, partners, family members, and friends do not accompany fellows to the training sites or participate in any of the activities.

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