Apply now for the Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship 2022-2023

Application Deadline: 15 August 2022

About the Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship

The Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship offers an opportunity for 16 young climate and clean energy practitioners from across the Global South to broaden their technical skills, deepen their professional networks, and exchange views with top global clean energy and climate change leaders.

Sixteen young practitioners drawn from multiple career tracks from across Asia, Africa, and Latin America/Caribbean with a common passion to become future leaders in the clean energy/climate change space.

Yale Emerging Climate leaders Fellowship will model diversity in terms of gender, country origin, and professional background.Yale Climate Fellows will be drawn from a wide variety of career tracks, including: public servants, industry regulators, entrepreneurs, energy company/utility professionals, bankers/financiers, journalists, educators/researchers, civil society representatives, legislators, legal advisors, and consultants.

Program Details

This eight-month Yale Emerging Climate Leaders fellowship will kick off with a one-week, in-person orientation program at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, running from November 28 to December 2, 2022.  Fellows will engage in a series of interactive sessions with prominent Yale faculty and practitioners to set the terms of the global climate
change debate. 

Fellows will explore the wide range of climate change initiatives housed at Yale, and delve into cutting-edge scholarship on a broad range of clean energy and climate issues.   

Among the centers and institutions which may be featured in the orientation program are the Yale
Program on Climate Change Communication
, the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, the Yale Open Lab, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and the Yale Office of Sustainability, which manages the University’s net zero goal.   

Application procedure for the Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship

Ready to begin your application?

Comprehensive instructions can be found within the online application once you create an account.

The deadline to submit your application for the inaugural class of Climate Fellows is August 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET.

The application process for admission to the Climate Fellows Program is done entirely online. There are no paper forms to complete or mail.

There is no application fee or other cost to apply or participate.  All fellows’ costs for Yale Orientation week and Paris closing week will be covered by the program (round-trip airfare, hotels, transfers and per-diem).

Prior to the deadline, you may work on your application at any time and submit it when you are ready. After creating an account and accessing the online application, you can upload materials and request your letters of

Applicants are required to submit a résumé/curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages), a personal statement (maximum 600 words), and one letter of recommendation. Applicants also have the option of submitting a brief video statement.

Eligibity for the Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship

Applicants should be between five and ten years into their professional careers, with demonstrated accomplishments at a regional, national, or international level. While there is no maximum age limit, we
are looking for young leaders to launch the program.

Applicants must be representatives of the Global South. We look forward to welcoming a diverse representation from developing Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America/Caribbean.

Applicants must be fluent in English. An excellent command of the English language is essential to successfully participating in the program.

Climate Fellows must be available to participate in-person for two weeks of the program: the Yale Orientation week, which will run from November 28 to December 2, 2022, and the Paris closing week, which will run from June 26 to June 30, 2023.  Fellows must also be available for the 10 learning journeys to be arranged remotely between January and May 2023.

Selection Criteria for the Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship

An established record of achievement in a profession linked to clean energy and climate change.  We seek to identify a diverse group of Fellows from across multiple stakeholder groups, ranging from government officials to industry regulators, to entrepreneurs, to energy company/utility professionals, to bankers/financiers, to journalists, to educators/researchers, to civil society representatives, to legislators, to legal advisors, to consultants.

A commitment to making a positive impact at the local, national, or international level.

Demonstrated promise of a future career in leadership at both the national and potentially global level. 

An eagerness to expand and deepen professional networks and to benefit from exposure to top global leaders in clean energy and climate change. 

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