The Environmental Fellowship component of Environmental Equity
and Justice Partnership allows it to assist young committed
individuals with a leadership potential to engage with the
cross cutting issues of Toxicity, Waste and Pollution within
the context of environmental justice. The broad aim is to
encourage new thinking and perspective that in turn challenge
the status quo and help re-imagine solutions.
This is a full time program of One-year duration during which
the Awardees will receive a fellowship of Rs. 120,000, in
addition to opportunities for carrying out work under expert
guidance; networking and capacity building.
Projects will be supported to the extent that they are strategic
and have a strong environmental justice dimension. All activities
should fall under the broad areas of Toxicity,
Waste and Pollution (refer to Focus
Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership is looking for
young individuals with innovative ideas, leadership potential
with a strong desire for personal and professional development.
The Environmental Fellowship is open to Indian women and
men, resident in any part of the country, and who are under
35 years of age. Application may be from any sector including:
social movements, corporate sector, media or academia. Fellowships
are awarded to applicants from any discipline: social sciences,
medicine and health, management, law, education etc. Prior
relevant experience and a strong commitment to take on issues
concerning toxicity, waste and pollution is crucial and so
is their willingness to devote time to the various elements
Preference will be given to individuals who have:
- A plan to develop professional capacity and knowledge;
- Clearly defined and realistic objectives;
- A strategy to influence and impact policy and public
- Indicators of progress towards those objectives.
- A clear follow up/ sustainability plan.
EEJP may also consider ‘Joint Fellowship’(
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). in exceptional cases under which two individuals may jointly
submit an application. There however has to be a strong justification
for the need for joint work. In such a case, the fellowship
amount will be determined by the Board upon review of the
activity plan and may not necessarily be at par with two fellowships.
Contact EEJP Coordinator to find about the application procedure.
Decisions to award fellowships are based on many factors
and are affected by competition for limited funds. Therefore,
it is not possible to specify the types of projects that will
Broadly speaking, fellowships may be offered to individuals
who wish to evolve innovative approaches, action and/or research
initiatives in the program’s focus areas. In addition,
support may be provided for policy advocacy and information
dissemination strategies that broaden public understanding
of the issues. All activities should be action oriented and
be rooted in a community/ site.
Moreover, the projects should be in line with broad
EEJP principles and focus on:
- challenging the status quo by re-imagining existing
- promoting new environmental thinking, perspectives
- producing and disseminating knowledge products that
brings change on the ground;
- raising cross over awareness about issues and concepts
of environmental justice.
- promoting public participation in environmental decision
- building capacity, advocating policy change, raising
public education, among others.
Since there are far more requests than can possibly be funded.
Applicants should understand that a decision to decline support
does not necessarily mean that EEJP disapproves of the proposed
action or fails to appreciate its merits.
That Are Not Eligible
This program is not intended to provide partial support for
any of the ongoing activities. The EEJP will consider only
one application from an individual at any given time.
In terms of specific activities, EEJP cannot support any
formal academic training programs, study programs and profit
EEJP requires that every applicant is linked (formally or
informally) to a local mentor. The mentor could either be
an individual or an organisation, having expertise on the
specific issue. Before applying to EEJP, the applicant should
have discussed the idea with the mentor and developed the
activity plan in consultation. Mentor should have a clearly
defined role and the same needs to be elaborated in the concept
note/ proposal. Applications not meeting this requirement
will not be considered favourably.
To apply for Environmental Fellowship, submit a Concept Note
in the prescribed format ( Download Form:
). Applications should be neatly typed and include all requisite
details. It should not exceed more than 3-pages. Submissions
made in any other format will not be considered. Application
may be submitted either in English or in Hindi.
The short listed applicants will be asked to submit the detailed
proposal (in prescribed format), along with supporting documents,
at a later stage. The multi layered decision-making process
of EEJP involves personal interview and a presentation by
The application for Environmental Fellowship may be submitted
by e-mail, courier, or post (Applications sent by Fax will
not be accepted) not later than 31st May, 2011.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered
during the current cycle. (refer to the Grant Timeline under
The decisions on Environmental Fellowship are made only once
a year. Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership gives
prompt consideration to all applications. The review may take
up to four months to complete. The applicants shall be notified
of the decision as soon as possible.
The FAQs section includes answers to
some of the common questions received on regular basis and
may help answer your queries. For other queries, please email
Send Your Application:
By courier/ post/ hand: Coordinator
Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP)
H 2 (Ground Floor), Jungpura Extension;
New Delhi 110014
By email at: firstname.lastname@example.org (only for
Application Form (.doc)
Joint Application Form (.doc)
Full Application Package (.zip)