Q: Is the Fellowship meant to be for an individual only, or can a team/group apply?
A: The Fellowship is an individual award; funds are intended as an award while you work on the project.
Q: Do the funds have to be put towards the project?
A: No, the funds are intended as an award and are for the Fellow to use at their discretion.
Q: Are Fellows required to travel?
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 will be covered.
Q: I have a couple of really good ideas – do I put them all into one application?
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.
Q: What if I and/or my organization already have a really great project going – can we apply for the Fellowship and put the funds toward the project?
A: The Fellowship is intended for new projects only. Initiatives or projects which already have funding and resources behind them will not be eligible.
Q: I have a really great project, but I’d need to sell it to my manager – what can you offer the company to help me get buy-in or additional resources/take some time away from the office for my project?
A: E2 would be happy to put your company’s name on press releases and our website if you are awarded a Fellowship.
Q: The portal looks like a job application – can I see the questions before I have to submit an application?
A: Absolutely – here are the questions along with some additional information to consider when completing your application
|Provide a compelling, one-sentence description of your proposed project, including the environmental/clean energy policy issue you are planning to address and the geographic location if applicable.||
|Briefly summarize the overarching need/needs you are proposing to address with your project; the strategies you intend to employ; and how your project will help advance policies and perspectives that are good for the economy and good for the environment.||
|Statement of Need|
|Describe the intended impact of your proposed project, including why this work is necessary now, what areas or people will be affected and the size and nature of the project.||
|Activities to meet the need and anticipated outcomes|
|Describe how you plan to meet the objectives and needs above, including a brief statement of the specific goals of your project and the impact it will have and awareness it will raise beyond the fellowship term. Provide a timeline, in three month increments, of the major accomplishments you plan to achieve over the course of the one-year fellowship.
|Describe how you plan and expect to work with E2 staff and members as well as other ally groups and members to increase the impact of your project.||
|Briefly describe, in the first person, what is driving your desire to do this project. Describe how your personal background, experiences, and/or unique qualifications best suit you for this fellowship project. Consider providing examples of personal, business or societal issues that you’ve experienced first-hand in the past that are related to this project, and how that has impacted your decision to pursue this Fellowship and project.||
|Skills and experience|
|Describe your professional career, your volunteer/public interest work, your education and other relevant experience that have provided you with the expertise, knowledge and project management skills to complete this project.||