ELP Fellowship to Provide Leadership Training

Posted by on July 11, 2003

ELP Fellowship to Provide Leadership Training for Individuals in Environmental Field

Deadline: October 1, 2003

The Environmental Leadership Program seeks to transform public understanding of environmental issues by training and supporting a diverse network of visionary, action-oriented emerging leaders.

The ELP Fellowship is a national program designed to build the leadership capacity of the environmental field’s most promising emerging professionals from the United States, U.S. Territories, and Freely Associated States. The fellowship is designed to provide training, project support, and a peer network to approximately twenty talented and diverse individuals each year from all sectors of the environmental field, including the nonprofit, business, government, and higher education sectors.

The two-year fellowship offers networking opportunities,intensive leadership and skills training, project seed money, support, and time for personal and professional reflection. Fellows join a community of diverse emerging leaders, and have the opportunity to meet established environmental practitioners and experts in the field. Fellows receive travel and accommodations for fellowship retreats; access to funding for leadership-building projects; and national recognition through the program.

Applicants for the ELP Fellowship must commit to participating in four five-day retreats over two years — one in the spring and one in the summer of each year. In addition, each fellow has the opportunity to conduct a leadership-building project of their design with support from the ELP Activity Fund. In their first year, fellows are given the opportunity to request grants from the ELP Activity Fund, which provides up to $10,000 per participant to support leadership-building activities through individual and collaborative projects. While fellows must participate in fellowship activities throughout the year and complete periodic assignments, they are expected to continue their professional jobs or studies.

ELP promotes diversity of race and ethnicity, gender, sector, professional background, values and traditions, and issue expertise in the environmental field. In choosing each class of fellows, ELP seeks individuals from across these broad spectrums. Applicants should be relatively new to the environmental field with approximately three to ten years of professional experience or post-undergraduate academic studies.

Demonstrated talent as a practitioner or scholar is a prerequisite. Applicants must be residents of the United States or U.S. territories.

See the ELP Web site for complete program details,eligibility information, and application procedures.

RFP Link:http://www.elpnet.org/fellowship_application.html

For additional RFPs in Environment, visit: http://www.fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_environment.jhtml

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