Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/10/2022

U.S. Mission to Austria -- Youth and Climate Entrepreneurship Exchange

The U.S. Embassy Vienna of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to promote and foster entrepreneurship among Austrian young people.

Climate change is the defining global challenge of our time. Startups and entrepreneurs are critical drivers of green growth, brining innovative solutions to climate change challenges and addressing societal needs in a way that results in a more sustainable, inclusive, and just energy future.

As collaboration between Austria and the United States has the potential to transform the way our nations adapt to our changing climate, how we produce and use energy, and how we turn climate challenges into opportunities, U.S. Embassy Vienna invite proposals for a Youth and Climate Entrepreneurship Exchange to be carried out between July and September 2023.

This exchange will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the climate change sphere, including renewable energy; energy efficiency and sustainability; environmental engineering; climate adaptation; resilient and clean technologies; carbon reduction; food production; design; or other innovative fields addressing climate challenges today and in the future. The goal is to provide university students, business start-up leaders, and founders between 20 and 25 residing permanently in Austria with intensive, hands-on entrepreneurship education and leadership development training, as well as a greater understanding of U.S-Austrian collaboration on business-focused climate change solutions.

Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

The following organizations are eligible to apply • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations • Public and private educational institutions

Amount Description

Total Amount Available: $180,000 - $225,000 pending availability of funds