Wanted to share this grant and leadership fellowship opportunity with this group, as some of you might be interested!
For the third consecutive year, Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) and Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) are inviting young changemakers to be a part of the Leadership for Climate Resilient Fisheries Fellowship:https://www.soalliance.org/climate-resilient-fisheries-fellowship-2023
While previous programs were geographically focused, we are pleased to announce that the 2023 program will invite a global cohort.
The program combines a year-long fellowship with microgrants of up to US $5,000 to support participant projects that build ecological, socioeconomic, and community resilience to climate change. The fellowship experience includes capacity building opportunities, networking, and 1:1 mentorship from experts in the field.
To qualify, applicants must:
Be working on projects related to climate-resilient fisheries
Be 36 or under, and/or possesses fewer than 10 years of relevant experience (this Fellowship is for early-career professionals)
Be able to participate in 4 capacity-building workshops and trainings
Submit two reports; a progress report by December 1, 2023 and a final report May 1, 2024
Have strong command of English speaking, listening, and writing
Project examples may include, but are not limited to: improving electronic monitoring and reporting, streamlining data use/sharing, reducing gear impacts on habitat, increasing direct to consumer access for small-scale fishing communities, and amplifying youth and minority voices.
We encourage applications from youth and individuals from underrepresented groups, including fishers and community leaders from indigenous and/or marginalized backgrounds.
Find more information and apply here by April 16, 2023
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