Fellowships, GRANTS & other applications

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Following our mission to connect people with concrete opportunities, we'd like to present you with a curated list with Scholarship and grant opportunities in the field of climate change and sustainability worldwide. This session is updated on a weekly basis, therefore you're always welcome to check them again. The opportunities are organised by deadline and location.


Open Society-U.S.’s | Latin America Program

Deadline: Rolling basis


About the Fellowship: The Latin America Program of the Open Society Foundations focuses its funding on accountability and transparency, drug policy, human rights, citizen security, and homicide reduction. Apply here.



USA Gap Year Fairs Scholarship

Deadline: 15th April, 2021


About: Go Overseas is inviting US residents, with ages between 14-25, to apply for its scolarship program. Whether you're aiming for a virtual, domestic, or internacional gap experience, Go Overseas want to help make those dreams become a reality. apply here.



2021 Ocean Solutions Accelerator

Deadline: 12th April, 2021. About: For founders with a for-profit, market-driven, ocean solution, applications are now open for our Ocean Solutions Accelerator Program 4th & 5th Cohorts. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative for future-thinkers with an idea that will solve critical ocean challenges we face today. Learn more and apply here.




10th Cohort Elemental Global Track

Deadline: 16 April, 2021


About: Elemental Excelerator is looking for 10 passionate, diverse teams from around the world who are committed to solving climate change, addressing social inequities both in their companies and through their work, and playing an active role in our community of peer entrepreneurs. Apply here. Funding: Between $200,000 – $500,000, as described below. Geography: Startups can be from anywhere in the world, relocation is not required, and convenings will be remote until the end of COVID.



2021 J. M.K Innovation Prize

Deadline: 30 April, 2021.


About: The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of social justice, the environment, and heritage conservation. In 2021, we will award up to ten Prizes, each including a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 in technical assistance funds, for a total award of $175,000. Awardees also receive guidance through the Fund and its resource network, providing tools and training that can help turn innovative ideas into life-changing social impacts. Learn more.



ICSD 2021 Call for Abstracts

Deadline: 1 May, 2021.


About: The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Ninth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 20-21 September, 2021 virtually. If you would like to present at the conference, you must submit an abstract as directed below. The conference is also open to observers (i.e. non-presenters). Simply register on the conference website to join us. Registration will open in April 2021.



The Impact Shakers Awards

Deadline: 1 May, 2021.


About: A new competition has launched to award European startups who are making a positive impact on society and the environment. Created by Impact Shakers, an organisation supporting impact entrepreneurship, an international jury will award winners across twelve categories, from food to energy, gender equality and peace. Learn more.



Nobel Week Dialogue

Deadline: 5 May, 2021.


About: Fueled by a common belief that in order to change the world you need to experience it, EF College Study and The Forum on Education Abroad have created a first-of-its-kind, high-impact student scholarship program, in collaboration with EF’s educational partner the Nobel Prize Museum. This interdisciplinary program, which combines an online project-based course, an international field study in Sweden, and attendance at the 2021 Nobel Week Dialogue, is dedicated to including students from diverse backgrounds. Future leaders from all over the world are invited to apply. Apply here.



Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: 12 May, 2021.


About: Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy is accepting applications through May 12th for the next class of ten world-changing startups. They're looking for startups protecting land and water, providing sustainable food and water, and enabling nature-based solutions to climate change. If you know of anyone that fits that description encourages them to fill out an application. Selected startups will receive up to $120K in funding, participation in the 3-month intensive accelerator, and ongoing mentorship from the networks at Techstars and The Nature Conservancy.




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