How to Apply

Eligibility - Who Can Apply

U.S.-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations with public charity status, government agencies and educational institutions which aim to employ a Switzer Fellow in a substantive leadership role are eligible to apply. (See ‘Recent Recipients’ for a summary of organizations that have received Leadership Grants in the past.)  The project or position must have an applied focus that will yield positive environmental change.  Support for Fellows doing international work may be considered as long as a U.S.-based host organization is the grantee and all other criteria are met.






 

Spotlight on Leadership

Recovery from Ocean Warming Can Take Thousands of Years
Marine ecosystems can take thousands, rather than hundreds, of years to recover from climate-related upheavals. 2013 Fellow Sarah Moffitt examined fossilized fauna on the seafloor to chart the changes. "There’s not a recovery we have to look forward to in my lifetime or my grandchildren's lifetime. It’s a gritty reality we need to face as scientists and people who care about the natural world and who make decisions about the natural world," she says.Read more >

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