Future Rising Fellowship Program 2022

Application Deadline: March 10, 2022

Brief Description:

Girl Rising is now accepting applications for the Future Rising Fellowship Program 2022. The Future Rising Fellowship is an online programme for young people aged 17 to 24 who wish to convey stories about climate change, environmental justice, and gender equity over the course of a year. During their time in the programme, fellows are required to complete a narrative project that showcases their work or tells the story of girls and women who are innovating and working to alleviate the effects of climate change and environmental injustice. Food and Water Security or Local Climate Solutions will be the subject of this year’s Fellowship. As a result, applicants should focus their narrative/storytelling efforts on one of these two topics.

Scholarship Details:

Opportunity Type: Fully Funded, Partially Funded

Language Requirement: Not Required

Language of Instruction: English

Application Deadline: March 10, 2022
Fellowship Duration: 1 year
Location: Online

During the year-long Fellowship, fellows will:

·        Get financial, professional, and creative assistance.

Join a global community that is expanding.

·        Attend monthly gatherings and storytelling workshops.

·        Make a narrative piece about gender equity and climate change.

Benefits of Scholarship:

·        Each fellow will be paid a $5,000 stipend and eligible to apply for a small additional grant to cover direct project costs and materials.

·         The Future Rising team will be on hand regularly to assist you with developing and executing your story projects.


·        You can be from anywhere on the planet.

·        Be between 17 to 24 years old.

·        You are dedicated, resourceful, collaborative, and driven.

·        You’re a storyteller who cares about gender equity and climate justice, or you’re a climate activist/conservationist/educator/community organizer who has a story to tell about girls’ education, gender equity, or climate justice.

·        You’re working on a project that uses the power of educated girls and women to help communities build climate resilience. Or perhaps you’re telling a story about strong women and girls leading efforts to improve sustainability and stability in their communities.

·        You can follow the Fellowship’s schedule.

·        You must have internet access to participate in regular virtual convening and communicate with Future Rising staff and fellows.

It is necessary to be able to speak and understand conversational English.

Eligible Story Types:

·        Stories about girls and women leading local efforts to combat climate change’s effects.

·        Stories about indigenous knowledge and natural solutions

·        Stories about young women and girls innovating or leading in their communities to ensure food and water security.

·        Stories in either rural or urban settings highlight environmental justice and access to food and water.

·        Stories in either rural or urban settings that highlight local climate crisis issues

·        Stories that draw attention to the indirect or hidden links between food and water scarcity and girls’ lives, particularly harmful gendered norms such as child marriage.

·        Stories about the ramifications of food and water scarcity.

·        Stories about how local climate change has impacted girls and women.

Application Requirements:

·        Work samples (max 5 pdf pages)

How to Apply

·        You can apply by filling out the online application form, answering all questions, and uploading work samples. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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