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Applications are accepted for the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Program

Applications are accepted for the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Program

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice fellowship is now available
Accepting applicationsFor our fall 2022 cohort.

Apply here to the program homepage.

The fellowship, which is a joint effort between Environmental Health News (The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health) and The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, aims to empower emerging leaders with historically excluded backgrounds in science, academia, and technology to reimagine ways to create a just, healthy planet. is a partner and the program’s new institution home will be at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health’s Environmental Health Sciences department.

Our program has now reached new heights. We now have more than 2,000 graduates.
30 fellowsThrough their expertise in sociology, medicine and earth sciences, they are helping to advance climate and environmental justice. Our fellows are emerging environmental justice leaders and we are making an impact.

We are currently looking for applicants for the next cohort of fellowships, which will start in Fall 2022. The fellowship requires 60 to 80 hours of work over nine months. This includes participation in online peer-based writing workshops, training seminars, writing and editing, as well as receiving feedback from Agents of Change editors. Fellows can also share their work through various platforms. Fellows who meet all requirements will be awarded a $1,000 honorarium.

Our fellowship is open for early career scientists, scholars, and practitioners from systematically marginalized backgrounds who are interested in work related to ecosystem/climate justice, environmental public health, or environmental justice. Relevant disciplines could include, but not be limited to,: environmental health and epidemiology, urban planning or earth sciences, medicine or sociology.

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Heritage Landing on Muskegon Lake in Muskegon, Mich. a few years after habitat restoration. Photo courtesy of West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission.

We are particularly interested to hear from fellows who work in the areas of energy, air pollution, climate change and toxics, as well as Indigenous environmental issues/rights, food quality, water quality, and the built environment. We need your help in spreading this opportunity to your networks, students, trainees, or staff.

Applications are now open. They must be received by April 15, 2022. Apply here.

Potential applicants can learn more about the requirements of the fellowship, eligibility criteria, the honorarium provided, and the application process at If you have any questions, please contact us at

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