Applications for the SOA/EDF Leadership for Climate-Resilient Fisheries Fellowship 2023 are now open.
Sustainable Ocean Alliance and Environmental Defense Fund offer a yearlong Fellowship to early-career entrepreneurs and organizations working on projects anywhere in the world that benefit fisheries and promote their ecological, socioeconomic, and community resilience to climate change.
Fellows receive a grant funding and special access to mentorship and online courses to develop new leadership and technical skills.
Through the fellowship, SOA and EDF aim to build an ecosystem of fisheries-focused leaders who increase resilience to the effects climate change.
Through this program, fellows gain:
A shared understanding of the impacts of climate change on fisheries and how to identify and advance solutions for greater resilience.
Advancements in their climate-resilient fisheries projects, grounded in a strong set of performance indicators that provide metrics around sustainability and resilience.
A stronger foundation of technical and leadership skills.
A stronger foundation of technical and leadership skills through mentorship, skill building workshops, and online resources from the EDF Fishery Solutions Center.
A common understanding of the impacts of climate change on fisheries and best practices to identify and advance solutions for greater resilience.
Advancements in their climate-resilient fisheries projects, grounded in a strong set of performance indicators that provide guiding metrics around sustainability and resilience.
1:1 Mentorship by request from EDF fisheries experts and SOA mentors.
The opportunity to network and build connections with changemakers around the world.
Open to applicants who
Are 18-36 years old and/or possess fewer than 10 years of relevant experience (this Fellowship is for early-career professionals).
Are affiliated with an organization.
Are proficient in written and spoken English.
Commit to accomplishing and reporting on project deliverables by May 1, 2024.
Commit to attending 4 virtual workshops in June, September, December and March (2024).
Request $5,000 USD or less.
Applicants must take note of the program dates:
Duration: June 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024
December 2023: Progress Report
May 2024: Final Report
Fellows are expected to participate in at least four virtual workshops (specific dates TBD):
June 2023: Kickoff and intro to climate-resilient fisheries principles
September 2023: Alignment, connection, troubleshooting
December 2023: Alignment, connection, troubleshooting
March 2024: Closing and shared commitments
Click here to apply https://web.miniextensions.com/Dj0grLlgCq7MOcSQZRz0?Prefill_Solicitation=LCRF23
For more information, visit, https://www.soalliance.org/climate-resilient-fisheries-fellowship-2023