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Catalyst Fellowship Program

AGCI's Catalyst Fellowship Program Is Not Currently Accepting Proposals.

The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) Catalyst Fellowship Program invites short proposals for the development of initiatives or projects that have the potential to accelerate understanding of global change and to serve society. The purpose of the CFP is to cultivate innovative research and applied activities within AGCI’s flexible institutional structure. Catalyst Fellowship recipients receive a $3,000 award and administrative support to spur the development of proposals that can launch initial ideas to the stage of full funding and implementation. Over the course of a 12-month period, Fellowship recipients will be supported to prepare one or more full proposals to be submitted to potential sponsors with AGCI serving as the host institution. This arrangement is intended to enable activities aligned with AGCI’s mission that may not be possible in other settings. Applicants are encouraged to select interdisciplinary topics that are timely, have a strong element of societal benefit, and advance understanding within the domain of global environmental change.

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Who May Apply:
Individuals across the interface of global change research and application are invited to apply. Applicants from all career stages and disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. Individuals with primary or partial affiliations with other institutions may apply so long as they have the ability to perform work through collaboration with AGCI.

Fellowship awards are made payable directly to the recipient. Should a grant application developed through this program be successful, AGCI will work with the recipient to develop an agreement to manage sponsored work, which could include a contract or sustained fellowship status with AGCI. Applicable indirect or overhead expenses will depend on the nature of the proposed work and the requirements of the project sponsor.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit the following (as one combined PDF) by email to Elise Osenga at

· letter of no more than 3 pages describing applicant qualifications, anticipated themes of focus, and preliminary description of the proposed research or project idea
· current resume or C.V.
· example summary or abstract prior successful grant proposal prepared by the applicant

Questions about this competition should also be addressed to Elise Osenga at

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