Call for applications: Earth Leadership Program

The Earth Leadership Program invites midcareer academic environmental scientists from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to apply for the 2021 Earth Leadership Fellowships. The program provides researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. 
Through a competitive process, the program selects up to 20 Fellows annually to participate in two intensive training sessions a year apart to build and enhance their skills for leading change from local to global scales. Our goal is to create a community of engaged scientific leaders who link their knowledge to decision-making about the environment and sustainability. 
The program seeks candidates in a broad range of disciplines, including the biophysical and social sciences and technical, medical, and engineering fields related to the environment and sustainability. 

  • A faculty position;
  • An active role in research and teaching in an area of environmental and sustainability science at a Canadian, Mexican, or U.S.-based higher education or research institution;
  • A reputation for outstanding science;
  • Interest and willingness to engage with stakeholders on solving sustainability challenges;
  • Commitment to participate in all the activities of the yearlong fellowship, including both training sessions and the practice year in between;
  • Intent to share what is learned in the training program with students, colleagues, and other stakeholders through courses, workshops, and other outreach efforts; and
  • Desire to remain an active member of the Earth Leadership Network after the conclusion of the Fellowship year and assist other Fellows as mentors and coaches.

The 2021 training schedule is:

  • Initial session: June 13 - 19, 2021 
  • Practice year: Fellows practice new skills over the course of the academic year in context at their home institutions, with the support of webinars and conference calls with peers and mentors.
  • Final session: June 12 - 15, 2022

Download the application packet.