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Faith For Our Planet — Youth Climate Fellowship

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Application Deadline: 10 November 2022

Faith For Our Planet, in collaboration with Duke University, launches a program for climate conscious youth leaders from around the world. The program targets religious leaders, climate activists and early-career professionals in faith-based organizations who wish to mobilize faith communities to combat climate change. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their networks and develop their skills to deliver an impactful faith-based climate action project. All travel, visa, accommodation, and subsistence costs will be provided by Faith For Our Planet.

Eligibility

The fellowship seeks to attract 25 individuals, between the ages of 20 to 35. We hope to maintain an inclusive cohort with representation from diverse backgrounds. A diverse representation of major faiths, students of eco-theology, environmental and community activists, early career professionals eager to deepen their knowledge of faith and environmental protection, members of FBOs and NGOs working in the field of climate change and ecology are all welcomed.

Participants entering the program should meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Be between the ages of 20 to 35 (required) 
  • Have acquired or currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program 
  • A degree in environment, religious studies, philosophy, or any number of relevant fields is preferred. Equally, relevant work experience (paid, volunteer, internships, etc.) are also considered.
  • An established local network (social, professional, religious, etc.) or willingness to mobilize accessible local network,  
  • strong interest in learning about eco-theology and commitment to lead a faith-based climate action project, 
  • Good communication skills and a fluency in English
  • A strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and interfaith cooperation. 

Participant Expectations:  

The fellowship seeks to support proactive leaders and agents of change. As such, participants are expected to: 

  • Commit their time for the entire duration of the fellowship including any pre or post fellowship sessions, 
  • Commit to FFOP Youth Alumni Association’s engagements and events,
  • Commit to working on a 3-month project focused on making a positive impact at a local, national, and/or international level. The project should leverage insights gained during the fellowship on (inter)faith-based climate action, 
  • Demonstrate eagerness to learn and expand their professional networks and to benefit from exposure during the fellowship, 
  • Demonstrate commitment to become leaders in their communities. 

Application Procedure

All nominating agencies and prospective candidates must fill out the application form available on our website. Your application and profile will be assessed by a panel of Faith For Our Planet Program Coordinators. Besides assessing candidates’ eligibility for the program, the online application contains questions on their skills, motivation and relevant academic, professional, volunteer and leadership experience. 

If successful, applicants will be contacted for an online interview and expected to submit their reference letter(s) within 10 days of getting shortlisted.  

Only the candidates who succeed in both our application and interview process, will be notified of their selection via email.

  • September 16th, 2022: Applications Open*
  • November 10th, 2022: Applications Close
  • November 15th, 2022: Remaining fellows to receive acceptance letter and other documents to make any necessary visa arrangements
  • November 22nd, 2022: Final Announcement of FFOP’s 2023 Youth Fellowship Cohort
  • December 23rd, 2022: Pre-Fellowship Orientation (Online)
  • January 16th to 22nd, 2023: Fellowship held at Duke University, USA

Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and therefore we may close applications in advance. We advise all interested parties apply at the earliest opportunity. 

Official Website: Faith For Our Planet — Youth Climate Fellowship

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