1 Hotels founder Barry Sternlicht speaks during a panel discussion on sustainability at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for 1 Hotels)

Eligibility

  • Early to mid-career professionals
  • U.S. residents only
  • Able to commit dedicated time on a regular basis to complete the selected project

Project Examples

New projects are encouraged to be creative, but below are some of our favorite examples:

Organization & Partnerships

  • Organizing business roundtables or other business-focused community events in key states to communicate the economic benefits of regenerative agriculture policies to the public.

  • Creating peer-to-peer communications programs for emerging leaders to share ideas about how to push changes in their cities or regions.

  • Documenting how local clean energy projects in conservative and politically diverse areas can better cultivate public support for climate action in ways more traditional approaches cannot.

Research & Publications

  • Measuring the jobs creation and economic impacts that result from investments in local energy and water infrastructure or climate resiliency programs.

  • Creating databases of investments in clean energy, clean water, and related infrastructure and companies in different cities and/or states.

  • Creating an online cleantech marketplace for small commercial buildings, connecting eligible energy efficiency and distributed solar projects with qualified energy service contractors and crowd-sourced investment capital.

Advocacy & Communications

  • Addressing the threat of federal budget cuts to programs for cleantech and clean energy innovation by creating a multimedia platform to share the stories of successful environmental entrepreneurs.

  • Developing of a state-based Clean Energy Leaders group to assist in expanding a vital network of young business leaders and dedicated clean energy advocates who can aid in advocating smart state clean energy policies with lawmakers.

  • Creating “story banks” and video projects that profile and tell the stories of businesses at the intersection of the environment and the economy and the policies that impact their success.

  • Designing targeted social media campaigns to communicate the economic benefits of sustainable industries jobs.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2019/2020 Program Cycle are now CLOSED.
If you’d like more information or have any questions regarding the 2020/2021 Program Cycle that are not covered in our FAQ, please contact fellowship@e2.org

A: The Fellowship is an individual award so if you did apply as a group, you would have to appoint one individual as a spokesperson, funds recipient, and sole representative.  E2 will not further subdivide Fellowships.

A: The funds are intended to cover any expenses associated with execution of the project.

A: Awarded fellows may be required to travel to one or more events organized by E2 and 1 Hotels during the program. Flights and hotel expenses associated with that travel will be covered.

A: There is no limit to the number of project ideas you can submit; just make sure they are completely separate projects.  (Hint: If you find that you have difficulty keeping multiple projects separate from each other, it may be that, with a bit more thinking, you might find that you have just one really great project.)

A: No portion of the project may involve lobbying or electioneering activities at any level (i.e., city, state, federal).

A: Although our reviewers have a great deal of expert knowledge and experience, you should provide support for claims and assertions that would be outside the scope of a reasonably informed professional person.  There’s a place for additional documents to be attached to the application if necessary.

A: Yes, you will retain the rights to any and all intellectual property created.

A: Funds will be paid in quarterly installments, subject to a finalized project proposal and subsequent approval of quarterly reports.  To receive payment, all written quarterly reports must be accompanied by an invoice.
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