Climate Change and Health Leaders Fellowship Training Program


Selection criteria / eligibility:

  • We seek applications from Caribbean nationals from the 16 countries stated below who are highly motivated and have great leadership potential of becoming a change agent in the areas of Climate Change and Health:
    • Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • Early to mid-career professionals, preferably aged between 25 to 45, who are currently employed in the public health, health care, agricultural health or ecosystem (environmental) health sectors and have experience working in climate science.
  • Intention to pursue a career in policy, public service, and/or academia.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Applicants should be highly committed, should demonstrate leadership potential, and an interest in investigating specific issues in relation to Climate Change and Health and developing strategies to address such issues.
  • As the fellowship will be conducted in English without translation, applicants must be proficient in English.
  • Applicants need to have good internet connectivity, as much of the training will be carried out online.
  • On successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will gain a certificate of completion.
  • All activities related to the fellowship will be fully compensated.


Application process:

Applicants must submit:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Two letters of recommendation.  One from your current employer to demonstrate their support for your participation in the program and their willingness for you to work on fellowship-related activities throughout the year of the fellowship. The second recommendation should be from a person who can testify to your experience in influencing or leading a change effort. Download template here

  • Four (4) essays on the following topics:

    1. Essay 1: What Climate Change and Health issue are you currently working on or interested in resolving through participation in this Fellowship Series? (500 words max)

    2. Essay 2: Why do you want to take part in this training program? (500 words max)

    3. Essay 3: Share an example of an initiative that you held a (preferably professional) leadership role in (300 words max)

    4. Essay 4: Share an example of a (preferably professional) leadership challenge you have faced in the past and describe what you learned about yourself and from the experience (300 words max)

  • An application form.  The CV, recommendations and essays can be attached to the application form and then submitted. CLICK TO APPLY HERE.


Deadline for applications:

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