Empowering the Next Generation : 2024 New Futures Fellowships by Planet Reimagined

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The New Futures Fellowships by Planet Reimagined is a three-month remote fellowship program that focuses on innovative and interdisciplinary solutions to the climate crisis.
Aimed at nurturing the next generation of environmental leaders, this innovative fellowship program is not just another academic venture; it’s a clarion call for action, understanding, and change. As a paid, three-month remote fellowship, it uniquely combines education, activism, and global collaboration, making it an invaluable opportunity for students and environmental enthusiasts across the globe.


The New Futures Fellowship

The fellowship’s commitment to addressing the climate crisis through interdisciplinary solutions transcends geographical boundaries, inviting a diverse cohort of activists and scholars to unite under a common cause. This program is more than just a learning experience; it’s a platform for generating impactful ideas and solutions that could shape the future of our planet.
The 2024 fellowship is centered around two critical themes: Climate + River Delta Communities and Clean Energy + Environmental Justice. From May 28, 2024, to September 6, 2024, fellows will collaborate in teams, taking on roles as researchers, campaigners, communicators, and policy analysts. It is specifically designed for students and individuals deeply passionate about the environment, providing a unique blend of learning and real-world impact.
The fellowship is a full-time educational experience with a stipend of $2500. All scheduled events, which will include writing training, advocacy training, digital skills training, communications workshops, and expert speaker sessions, are crucial components of this immersive experience. In addition to scheduled events, fellows will actively participate in collaborative team efforts and conduct independent research. Given the global participation of this program, fellows must be highly flexible in accommodating different time zones to collaborate effectively with others in the group.
By the end of August 2024, the Fellowship teams will produce an academic-style policy paper proposing a solution to the assigned problem, an advocacy plan with concrete recommendations, and multimedia products such as explainer videos and infographics to clearly communicate the issue and its stakes.

Eligibility and Application Process

The fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program or entering a graduate degree program by January 2025. All fellowship activities will be fully online, and fellows must have regular internet access to participate. Fellows must be able to work and write fluently in English.
Fellows may come from any field of study including natural and physical sciences, social science, arts, humanities communications, journalism, public relations etc. What we look for is sustained commitment to climate justice issues. 
To apply, you will be required to submit the following:
  • Personal statement (500 word maximum)
  • CV
  • Professional or academic article
Strengthen your candidacy with additional supporting documents:
  • Creative content sample
  • Writing sample for broad audience
Applications are being accepted until January 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.

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