Environmental Fellows Program

Funding Agency:
University of Michigan

The Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) at the University of Michigan (U of M) School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is a summer fellowship opportunity that seeks to diversify the environmental field by cultivating the career aspirations of master’s and doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups through providing work opportunities in environmental nonprofits, grant makers, and government sectors. 

This program arose out of a collaboration between U of M SEAS, the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), and the C.S. Mott Foundation. The collaborators recognized the need for a program to identify and train diverse students to work in environmental and philanthropic sectors. This fellowship is supported by several philanthropic organizations.

The Environmental Fellows Program is looking for future leaders and decision-makers in the rapidly changing fields of conservation, justice, equity, and philanthropy. We are looking for graduate students who:

  • want to broaden their environmental knowledge and perspectives;
  • want to build their leadership and communication skills; 
  • who want to gain valuable work experience;
  • are passionate about diversifying the environmental field; 
  • are committed to supporting and advocating for the principles of equity and inclusion;
  • are interested in learning about environmental grantmaking and its impacts on local, national, and international environmental work;
  • want to be a part of an emerging network.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The Environmental Fellows Program is looking for the future leaders and decision-makers in the rapidly changing fields of the environment and philanthropy. We want to support graduate students who:

  • have leadership and academic potential;
  • are interested in diversifying the environmental field through involvement in philanthropy;
  • are committed to supporting and advocating for the principles of equity and inclusion;
  • think broadly beyond traditional definitions of the environment and have the ability to work across differences;
  • are interested in learning about philanthropy and its relationship to the environment.

Members of underrepresented socio-cultural or geographic groups, including: first-generation college students, veterans, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Amount

$10,000

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

African American
Grad/Prof Students
Hispanic
Minorities encouraged
Native American

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

February 1, 2020