Fellowships and grants to implement your projects this summer

Career Opportunities, Features

Hi! usual digest of opportunities for students and early career professional is here. Hope you are taking advantage of this collaboration and at least applying to some of them.

Before you head off to your holidays, consider using this time to enhance your skills and experiences. Working on projects with a team can offer valuable insights and practical skills that you can’t learn alone. Additionally, enrolling in a fellowship can provide you with worthwhile work experience that not only enriches your resume but also prepares you for future challenges. This could be a great opportunity to grow and make the most out of your holiday break. Of course, if what you really need is some time to rest and recharge, then absolutely take that time for yourself. No pressure!

One career tip this week: Networking is a powerful tool in any career journey. Engage with professionals in your field through events, online platforms, and industry groups. Building a diverse network can open doors to opportunities not found through traditional job searches, provide invaluable insights into your industry, and offer mentorship and guidance. Remember, networking is about building genuine relationships, not just exchanging business cards. Show interest in others, offer your help when you can, and keep in touch with your connections. I know from a personal experience, that networking as simple as volunteering or messaging after the event can lead to great opportunities.

Sustainability Action Booster Grant

Super cool program! Unleash your sustainability ideas with the Sustainability Action Booster grant! Aimed at empowering students, this grant is your gateway to turning small project ideas or bold sustainability visions into reality, creating a vibrant sustainability culture on and beyond campus. Whether it’s a unique event, a collaborative project, or an innovative experiment, we want to support your journey to redefine sustainability and spark significant change.

  • Where: Online
  • Grant Amount: €500 – €5,000 (Opportunity for larger grants up to €10,000)
  • Who: Students with sustainability ideas, the team should have at least 1 Aalto students
  • Deadline: ongoing

Internship in United Nations Environment Program

  • Where: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Requirements: Being enrolled as a student, good English
  • Deadline: April 19

Economic and environmental engineering Intern needed at The Economic and Trade Policy Unit which conducts research and provides capacity building support and advisory services to enable the transition to inclusive and green economies.

Landing this internship in Geneva opens the door to a unique adventure where you’ll dive into the world of international sustainability and economic strategies. By engaging in critical analysis of environmental policies and playing a part in shaping future sustainability frameworks, you’re set to sharpen a diverse skill set. Environmental engineers, Business Students – this is for you.

What are you going to do:

  • Conduct a thorough analysis/desk review of current environmental policies and guidelines.
  • Support to draft environmental sustainability policy across the framework.
  • Conduct literature reviews of macroeconomic research and methodologies, and synthesize the findings and insights.
  • Assisting in organizing and planning for workshops and round tables and more.

Apply now

The 776 Fellowship Program

  • Where: Online
  • Requirements: Ages 17 to 25
  • Reward: $100,000 grant
  • Deadline: April 22

Program gives 20 remarkable young people the chance to spend two years working on the bright idea tackling climate change. They are looking for a wide range of ideas, as climate change is a technological, social, and political issue. Maybe XAMK students can be one of them?

What are you going to do:

  • Focus exclusively on a project, idea, or initiative full-time that is working toward solving the climate change crisis.

Apply now

Chegg.org Global Student Prize 2024

  • Where: Online
  • Requirements: All students who are at least 16 years old
  • Deadline: April 28

Students applying for the prize will be assessed on their academic achievement, impact on their peers, how they make a difference in their community and beyond, how they overcome the odds to achieve, how they demonstrate creativity and innovation, and how they operate as global citizens.

Apply or nominate now

The Iris Prize 2024

  • Where: Remote
  • Requirements: Your project or organization is led by young people aged 14 to 24, speaking English, Spanish, French, Portuguese or Arabic
  • Reward: Prizes up to $15,000
  • Deadline: April 30

The Iris Project provides grant funding, peer-to-peer mentorship, and bespoke capacity building to young people working to deliver locally-led, nature-focused solutions to the climate crisis. Join if you support the principle of protecting and restoring nature and the rights of those working to defend it.

Great opportunity with minimum paper work, so I’d recommend applying!

Apply now

The O’Shaughnessy Fellowship + $10,000 grants

  • Where: Online and in person (USA)
  • Requirements: For applicants over the age of 18
  • Reward: Grantees receive $10,000 to work on their project
  • Deadline: April 30

The O’Shaughnessy Fellowship is a one-year program for ambitious people who want to make their mark on the world in any scope. Winners will be selected on the basis of their Fellowship Application form.

Apply now

Einstein Fellowship for dissertation work

  • Where: Caputh, Germany
  • Requirements: You are under 35, university degree in the humanities, social or natural sciences
  • Reward: Stipend of EUR 10,000 and covered travel expenses
  • Deadline: June 1

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein’s own summerhouse. At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Wittenstein Foundation. Applications for 2025 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation.

Apply now

Xamk is involved in Talent Boost work, aiming to advance employment and attachment of international talents to Finland. For more information, do not hesitate to contact talentboost(at)xamk.fi.

Daria Chekalskaia,
Production Assistant of Edufication.com and Environmental Engineer