Future Rising Fellows

Deadline: 10 March 2022
Open to: girls aged 17-24 years from anywhere in the world
Benefits: financial assistance and professional development


FUTURE RISING uses storytelling to highlight the important connections between girls’ education and climate change.

The year-long, virtual Fellowship program provides financial assistance and professional development for a cohort of 10 young leaders between 17-24 who are working on storytelling projects at the intersection of gender equity and climate change or environmental justice. During their tenure, Fellows complete a narrative project that highlights their work, or that tells the story of girls or women who are innovating and working to address the impacts of climate change and environmental injustice.

This year, the Fellowship will focus around two specific areas – FOOD AND WATER SECURITY or LOCAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS. This means that applicants should propose narrative/storytelling projects focused on one or other of these two areas.


  • You are from anywhere in the world.

  • You are between the ages of 17 – 24.

  • You are committed, creative, collaborative and motivated.

  • You are a storyteller who is passionate about gender equity and climate justice OR you are a climate activist/conservationist/educator/community organizer with a story to tell about girls’ education, gender equity and climate justice.

  • You are working on a project that harnesses the power of educated girls and women to build climate resilience in a community OR you are telling a story about empowered girls and women leading efforts to build sustainability and resilience where they live.

  • You are able to commit to the Fellowship’s schedule (see details in application materials).

  • You have access to the internet in order to attend regular virtual convenings, and communicate with the Future Rising Staff and other Fellows.


During the year-long Fellowship, fellows:

  • Receive financial, professional, and creative support

  • Join a growing global community

  • Participate in monthly convenings and storytelling workshops

  • Create narrative work about gender equity and climate change


To apply, please fill out the application form here.

For further information, please visit the official website.