Donate Donate


The National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders program is currently accepting applications for our Climate Change Research Graduate Student Fellowship.

EcoLeaders fellowship group

Help grow the National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders leadership and certification program for emerging environment leaders. The fellowship is for a term of four to six months (based on student schedule), roughly 40 hours a month. The fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend, professional development assistance and networking opportunities, and the possibility of academic credit for successful completion of the project as an independent study or integration of fellowship project into course curricula.

Applications are invited from graduate students from any college or university within the U.S. in all disciplines and are not limited to environmental studies majors. Current and former employees of the National Wildlife Federation and former National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows are ineligible to apply. Former National Wildlife Federation interns are eligible to apply following one year from their final work date. The name on the application must be limited to one individual and the fellowship reporting, training, or other requirements cannot be transferred to or shared with another student. Additional involvement should be noted in the proposal. The applicant must be enrolled in school through the duration of the four-month grant period.

To apply, review the request for proposal (RFP) document (linked above) and prepare your proposal using the following Fellowship Proposal Template.

Application deadline: March 15, 2018

About National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Fellowships

National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Graduate Student Fellows help to educate and engage the EcoLeaders community through dedicated research projects. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to graduate students working with National Wildlife Federation staff on research that helps to expand the content and development of the EcoLeaders program to help college students and recent graduates to use project-based learning to develop their environmental leadership and sustainable career goals. EcoLeaders Fellows join a national network of current and alumni fellows, many of whom have gone on to lead new businesses, agencies, and programs for sustainability all across the U.S. Read their stories here.

Get Involved

   Please leave this field empty

Happening Near You

You don't have to travel far to join us for an event. Attend an upcoming event with one of our regional centers.

Learn More