2021 United Nations Academic Impact /MCN Millennium Fellowship
Deadline: Rolling Basis.
The Application for the Class of 2021 is now open for undergraduate students around to the world. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are partnering on the Millennium Fellowship. The Millennium Fellowship convenes, challenges, and celebrates student leadership for UN goals on campuses worldwide. The program is free for accepted applicants.
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- Be an undergraduate enrolled in a college or university, and in good standing at that academic institution for the duration of the program.
- You make a commitment to convene in-person least eight times during the Millennium Fellowship (for 2020 the program will run August-December) with your Campus Directors and other Fellows on your campus to share best practices and take collective action. Students have to meet on-campus, in-person for the Fellowship sessions. If you miss sessions, this is grounds for expulsion and the forfeiture of your designation as a Millennium Fellow.
In addition to these guiding values and traits of individuals, they are looking for cohorts and campuses that will champion this program. What does that mean in practice:
- Frequency: Campus Directors and Millennium Fellows are deeply invested in building capacity through community-building – meeting and engaging with each other as often as possible during the Millennium Fellowship – wanting to fully leverage the curriculum and community.
- Buy-in: Ideally, everyone all the way up to the University President/Vice-Chancellor gets behind Millennium Fellows, supporting their vision, projects, and collective action. If Fellows’ Projects or collective actions take place beyond the campus, community members are actively involved in leading and shaping them.
- Impact: Millennium Fellows successfully run their own projects (meeting intended outcomes) and where relevant find success in a collective action (for example, working with administration to update a campus sustainability plan, or hosting a campus-wide summit on gender inclusion). Campus Directors and Millennium Fellows share stories of impact advancing the SDGs and UNAI principles with MCN and UNAI.
- Continuity: Campus Directors and Millennium Fellows continue to meet regularly beyond the Millennium Fellowship in spring 2020 (and beyond) – committed to building out a robust campus hub. Fellows re-apply for the following year and/or nominate at least one other student to apply.