Agents of Change Fellowship

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Agents of Change is an ongoing series featuring the stories, analyses and perspectives of next generation environmental health leaders who come from historically under-represented backgrounds in science and academia.

For those interested in learning about science communication and improving their writing skills, applications for the 2020-2021 Fellowship are open.

The fellowship requires 40-50 hours of time over 10-12 months, this includes participating in online peer-based writing workshops and training seminars, writing and tackling edits, and disseminating your work and that of other fellows through various channels.

Fellows who complete all the requirements of the program will receive a $1000 honorarium.

Applicants must be:

  • Pursuing scientific work that advances environmental public health, environmental justice, or ecosystem/climate health and justice.
  • Early career scientist defined as a current doctoral student, medical student, or postdoctoral scientist or an early career practitioner defined as someone working in advocacy, government, research, or private sector for less than 5 years since their terminal degree (early career practitioner: terminal degree obtained in 2015 or later). 
  • From marginalized backgrounds and/or populations underrepresented in science and academia. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to: first-generation college graduates; individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals from communities of color; and individuals with disabilities.
  • Based at an institution (e.g., academic institute, non-profit)  in the United States;  however, applicants do not need to be US citizens (e.g., international students are eligible).

For more information about the fellowship and their requirements, visit their website. Apply before the Aug. 28 deadline.