These partially and fully funded fellowships and challenges are a promising chance for climate protection enthusiasts.
Climate protection calls for immediate action, and world leaders are aware of the need to create global platforms where they can felicitate and train future climate warriors. This is the sole reason for mushrooming climate impact stories and projects becoming the talk of the town. Therefore, the weekly opportunities digest of Youth Time Magazine brings you handpicked fellowships and challenges that will not only motivate the climate activist in you but also provide you with the necessary funds and training to implement your ideas.
Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation
The Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation has opened its application for the year 2022. Google believes that to solve a problem as big and urgent as climate change; the world needs to work together. The challenge is aimed at accelerating technological advances in climate information and action.
Google wants to support the works of nonprofits, experts, and organizations around the world that will accelerate advances in climate information and action. The challenge is to find solutions that help the global community illuminate previously opaque climate challenges and enable collective climate actions.
The Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation commits $30M to fund big bet projects that accelerate technological advances in climate information and action. Selected organizations may receive up to $5M in funding, along with access to Google’s technical expertise and products, to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable and resilient future.
- The Challenge is open to any non-profit charity, other non-profit organization, public or private academic or research institution, or a for-profit social enterprise company with a project that has an explicit charitable purpose. Your organization must have a registered office in your country of residence.
- For-profit businesses that are registered or formed under the laws of one of the eligible countries may apply if their suggested project has an explicit charitable purpose and they are willing to open source any IP created (or distributed) with the funding.
- Only one organization may be the applicant of record, but the application allows you to specify partners who will be critical to your work. If your application is selected to receive funding, the applicant organization will be the sole recipient of the funding, but it may sub-fund or subcontract with other organizations to complete the proposed project as long as all organizations comply with the terms of the funding agreement.
- Applications must be submitted in English. Google is able to work with organizations with varying levels of English ability throughout the review and selection process, but please note that post-funding support for selected organizations will be in English.
- Google encourages you to strongly consider which project best resonates with our submission criteria and your organization’s strengths. However, if you have two unrelated projects that you feel would each make good candidates, please submit a separate application for each. Google will review each project independently. No organization may submit more than two applications, except as described below.
- Large organizations like colleges and universities are permitted to submit multiple applications.
The last day to submit your application is July 29, 2022.
Find more information about the previously funded projects and detailed information here.
Yale’s Jackson School of Global Affairs Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship
The Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship by Yale’s Jackson School of Global Affairs is an eight-month program that brings together a diverse group of talented young clean energy and climate leaders from emerging countries.
The International Leadership Center (ILC) develops and supports innovative, effective, and adaptive leaders to address the most acute and complex challenges facing the world. Located in Yale’s Jackson School of Global Affairs, the ILC facilitates the growth of leaders dedicated to preventing conflict and building better societies. The ILC provides exceptional rising leaders from government, private sector, and civil society opportunities to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills, and networks and access world-leading research, scholars, and practitioners. The ILC is both an incubator and platform that enables rising leaders to flourish and become outstanding ones. It convenes people from different backgrounds, places, and persuasions to learn, share experiences, and strategize on how to address key challenges.
Yale Orientation Week
This eight-month fellowship will kick off with a one-week in-person orientation program at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, running from November 28 to December 2, 2022. Fellows will engage in a series of interactive sessions with prominent Yale faculty and practitioners to set the terms of the global climate change debate.
Remote Learning Journeys
Twice per month for five months, Yale Climate Fellows will engage in remote sessions with top international experts on the full range of policy issues associated with climate change and the clean energy transition. Sessions will be spirited journeys allowing the development of communities of practice in specialties and extensive mentoring opportunities.
Paris Closing Week
This eight-month fellowship will conclude with an in-person week in Paris, from June 26 – June 30, 2023. Fellows will meet with top international climate change analysts, share perspectives gleaned throughout the program, and consolidate professional and personal contacts developed through peer learning and exchanges of views.
There is no application cost or fees to participate in the fellowship. The organization will cover the cost of Yale and Paris weeks for the fellows. This will include the fellows’ airfares, accommodation, transportation, etc.
- Applicants should be between five and ten years into their professional careers, with demonstrated accomplishments at a regional, national, or international level. While there is no maximum age limit, we are looking for young leaders to launch the program.
- Applicants must be representatives of the Global South. We look forward to welcoming a diverse representation from developing Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America/Caribbean.
- Applicants must be fluent in English. Excellent English language command is essential to participate in the program successfully.
- Climate Fellows must be available to participate in person for two weeks of the program: the Yale Orientation week, which will run from November 28 to December 2, 2022, and the Paris closing week, which will run from June 26 to June 30, 2023. Fellows must also be available for the ten learning journeys to be arranged remotely between January and May 2023.
The last date to apply for the fellowship is August 15, 2022.
You can find more information on the official website.
Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator: United Nations Environment Program and UN Climate Technology and Center
Applications are open for Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator. The primary objective of the AFCIA administrated by UNEP-CTCN is to support developing countries to test, evaluate, roll out and scale up innovative adaptation practices, products and technologies.
The CTCN promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries. The organization provides technology solutions, capacity building, and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of individual countries.
The CTCN consists of two parts: a center—a coordinating entity located in UN City Copenhagen—and a worldwide network of organizations that delivers CTCN services—both virtually and actually. In short, the center operates the network, and together they constitute the CTCN.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) works in conjunction with UNEP, receiving $5 million to administrate and aggregate 25 microgrant projects (up to $250,000 each).
Based on technical assistance services, 25 microgrant projects will be implemented for five years to enhance climate resilience and adapt to climate change in the countries. Moreover, the AFCIA will facilitate knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices.
The AFCIA will provide small grants to developing countries to support innovation for effective, long-term adaptation to climate change and is part of the Adaptation Fund’s Innovation Facility. UNEP-CTCN will conduct technical assistance, implementing microgrant projects in developing countries on a competitive basis.
The eligible countries in the AFCIA include developing countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, and the Caribbean under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that do not have National Implementing Entities (NIEs) accredited with the Adaptation Fund (113 countries in total as of April 2021). Among them, priority will be given to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The deadline for the application is September 30, 2022.
Check out the detailed information here.
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