The Climate Parent Fellowship is an initiative created by Parents For Future Global and Our Kids’ Climate—two networks bringing parents together to act on climate. The Fellowship is a year-long program and will commence in early January 2024.
Fellows receive training, mentorship, and a part-time stipend, which aims to make their climate organizing work more sustainable. This Fellowship is an opportunity to be part of a supportive and diverse peer-to-peer learning network. Most Fellows are focused on parent-led climate engagement but this Fellowship is also open to non-parent applicants who are focusing on engaging people across generations.
- Selected Fellows will be awarded a stipend to help carry out their work for this 12 month Fellowship program.
- The grants will range from $15,000 – $20,000 USD. It is important to note that Fellows will be responsible for paying national taxation after they receive the funding and that for some Fellows receiving this stipend may affect, for example, benefits they are eligible for. The stipend will be issued in four payments.
- Fellows will have access to peer-to-peer learning, monthly training/discussion sessions, communications support, and some 1:1 mentoring.
- Our Kids’ Climate strongly encourages people to apply if they are already doing work in this area or if they have an idea for a new project that would help catalyze climate action across generations.
- Ideal candidate would be an inspiring organizer, activist, or leader who is already engaged in developing new ideas or leading organizational strategy, is highly collaborative, and does not have access to existing funding sources. They are interested in Fellows engaging in a range of climate engagement and movement strategies: creative (storytelling, film, blog, podcast, book, social media, etc.), school campaigns, legal strategies, sustainable behavior programs, grassroots/community organizing, corporate focused strategies, and others.
- They encourage applications from parents, grandparents, carers and anyone working on intergenerational and family-friendly climate organizing. For example, some of the previous Fellows have been youth working across generations to catalyse climate action, although the majority has been parents, and they expect this to be the case with the 2024 cohort.
- Candidates from all countries are eligible to apply. They particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and from communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice. At least half of the Fellows appointed will be from the Global South. They’d also encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, identities and abilities in the Global North.
- This Fellowship is an opportunity for individuals; it is not open to group applications. Where there are several people from a single group or organization interested in the Fellowship they highly encourage groups to discuss, select and nominate one person per organization.
For more information, visit Our Kids’ Climate.