2024 E4C Fellowship

The E4C Fellowship offers early career technical professionals the chance to strengthen their professional and technical skills while working on impactful projects and networking with other global change-makers.

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31st December 2024
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221 Days
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E4C Fellowships Overview

The Engineering for Change (E4C) Fellowship is a workforce development program at the intersection of engineering and sustainable development. E4C activates and empowers early-career engineers and technical professionals to solve critical local and global challenges.


The Fellowship consists of three core elements: 1) Learning Program, 2) Impact Projects, and 3) Networking. Fellows engage part-time for 5 months from May to September, building and strengthening their professional and technical skills, network and experience.


The Fellowship is 100% remote and accepting candidates from any geographical location.


Inspired changemakers are encouraged to apply.

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Fellowship Sponsors

E4C Sponsor Since 2024 EPRI
E4C Sponsor Since 2021 Autodesk Foundation
E4C Sponsor Since 2023 Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI)
E4C Sponsor Since 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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Fellowship FAQs

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding E4C Fellowships.

Each year, the E4C Fellowship starts in May and ends in September.

E4C Fellows advance their professional and technical skills, participate in a state-of-the-art Learning Program, gain real-world experience, and network with a global community of best-in-class peers, experts, and mentors. Join a growing E4C Fellow alumni network of passionate, Engineering for Sustainable Development practitioners and receive exclusive opportunities to engage with E4C on future projects. Fellows earn a digital badge for completion of the Fellowship and have their work published and promoted on E4C platforms and social media channels.

Fellows engage with E4C on a part-time (20-25 hours/week) and remote basis from the beginning of May to the end of September. Fellows participate in a Learning Program providing professional development training and knowledge-building through weekly learning modules and small group calls, as well as one-to-one mentorship meetings, technology assessment training and other skill-building opportunities. Sponsored by mission-aligned organizations, E4C Fellows work with diverse, interdisciplinary, multi-sector teams and develop their professional and technical skills by investigating, optimizing, and designing to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through an Impact Project.

Fellows receive a stipend for the duration of the fellowship, which is not a salary or wage and is not intended to be the Fellow’s primary income source. The amount awarded varies based on cost-of-living and expertise, and is paid in installments. The stipend installments are tied to performance and will be processed after completing defined goals/targets.

Any early-career technical professional, whether studying (3rd or 4th year of bachelor’s degree and equivalent) or in the workforce. We consider anyone with less than 10 years of relevant experience as early-career. We consider technical professionals to include engineers, architects, data analysts, computer scientists, natural scientists, and any others working at the intersection of technology, sustainable development, and social impact.

Candidates should be proficient in English (reading, writing, and speaking) and will be expected to demonstrate their ability to do research or design, work with diverse international teams, be resourceful, meet deadlines, and work remotely.

1. Become an E4C Member
2. CV or resume
3. Letter of interest/Cover Letter
4. Two or three professional references
5. Identify your top 3 three Impact Project choices
6. Fill out the application form
7. Optional work samples (e.g., portfolio, projects, models, simulations, certifications, etc.,) or evidence of research proficiency (e.g., papers, projects, reports, etc.)

Fellows are selected based on their alignment with specific Impact Project requirements; academic performance; Engineering for Sustainable Development (ESD), social impact, and/or sustainability experience; sector of specialization; and references. Candidates based in the same region as the project may be prioritized if desired by the project partner. Fellows must have the right to work in the country where they will be based during the Fellowship.

Fellows commit to 20-25 hours per week from the beginning of May to the end of September. Fellows are not required to log their hours but must attend scheduled Fellowship activities, including:

1. Onboarding Calls during the first two weeks of May
2. Weekly Learning Modules – Wednesdays from 10-11:30am Eastern Time
3. Weekly Small Group Calls – times to be determined based on Fellows’ availability
4. Bi-weekly (or more frequent) Partner Calls – times to be determined based on Fellow and partner availability

You can find details about past Fellows by visiting our 2023 Fellowship page. If you’d like to see past Impact Projects completed by Fellows, please view our past Impact Projects Reports on our Research page.

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