Updated Apr 30, 2018CLOSED

Young Water Fellowship

Offered by Young Water Solutions

The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.
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CLOSEDMay 16, 2018Deadline
Up to €5,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development and Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented In:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Other Requirements

Management Team
Be 18 to 30 years old at the time of the application
Be the founder or co-founder of an initiative that contributes to the solution of a well-defined water problem in your country. The initiative should be in its initial stages and have the ability to be turned into a social enterprise (i.e have a long-term sustainability component or business model).
Be a resident fromthislist of low and middle income countries.
Have a valid passport and be available to attend a workshop in Europe from August 13thto September 14th2018 (note that these dates might be subject to change),
All training costs are covered by the organization (flights, transportation in Europe, accommodation, meals), but participants must cover their visa expenses and transport costs to the closest international airport in their country of residency.
Be able to communicate in English (intermediate level at least).
Young women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Directions

Application process: To apply, you will need: 1) to record a 2-min video describing your initiative and the problem it seeks to address, and provide us with the link to watch it or download it (you can for example use YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). 2) To fill in the questions about your project and yourself. No answer about yourself is right or wrong - what we value the most is honesty in the answers.

You can access the online application HERE. In the exceptional case that you fail to fill in the form online, you can also send your application to applications@youngwatersolutions.org. However, we strongly prefer that you fill in the form online.

Application And Awards Process

Only complete applications (answering the 40 questions), with detailed answers will be considered. One-line answers to questions are considered incomplete, and therefore not eligible


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