United Nations (UN) Millennium Fellowship

United Nations (UN) Millennium Fellowship

About the Millennium Fellowship

Are you seeking to develop and strengthen your leadership skills through global community social impact? The Millennium Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program for undergraduate students to improve partnership building and community impact skills. This is an extraordinary movement of social impact student leaders committed to making the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and principles reality by 2030. UC Davis Global Affairs has been facilitating engagement with the SDGs through programmatic initiatives and partnerships.

The Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs is promoting the Millennium Fellowship and encouraging Aggies to apply to develop the skillset to effectively advance the SDGs. Through this program, fellows are provided with training and recognition for implementing their project on campus over the course of August – December 2021, as well as connections with student leaders around the world.

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Who are the Fellows and Campus Directors?

Undergraduates can apply to be Fellows or Campus Directors. Fellows are undergraduate students who are leading social change through one or more SDGs and UNAI principles on their campuses. Campus Directors are top Millennium Fellows who have been selected to facilitate their Campus Hub.

Eligibility

  • Must be a matriculated undergraduate in good academic standing for the duration of the program.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Commit to 8 meetings with your Campus Directors and Fellows over the course of the program.
  • Project Proposal must have measurable impact and advance at least:
    • One Sustainable Development Goal
    • One UNAI principle

Application Process

Please refer to the official website of the program in case the organizers make extensions or modifications.

Timeline to apply as a Student Fellow:

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis (Fellowships are competitive. Early application is encouraged)
  • July 16, 2020: Millennium Fellowship round 1 application opens
  • December 16, 2020: Millennium Fellowship round 2 application opens
  • 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2021: Priority application deadline for Fellows
  • 11:59 p.m. EST, February 28, 2021: 2nd priority application deadline
  • 11:59 p.m. EST, March 31, 2021: General application deadline
  • 11:59 p.m. EST, April 16, 2021: Final application deadline

August 2021: All Millennium Fellows and Campus Directors for the Class of 2021 will be selected and informed by this date.

Timeline to apply as a Student Campus Director:

  • July 16, 2020: Millennium Fellowship round 1 application opens
  • December 16, 2020: Millennium Fellowship round 2 application opens
  • 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2021: Priority application deadline for Fellows
  • 11:59 p.m. EST, February 28, 2021: 2nd priority application deadline
  • 11:59 p.m. EST, March 31, 2021: General application deadline
  • 11:59 p.m. EST, April 16, 2021: Final application deadline
  • June 2021: Campus Director Finalists are invited to interview

August 2021: All Millennium Fellows and Campus Directors for the Class of 2021 will be selected and informed by this date.

Program Timeline

Student Fellows

  • Fellowship Launch: August 2021
  • Program Entrance Survey and Fellowship Confirmation: To complete before August 30 or before your first fellowship session
  • Global Town Hall: August-September 2021 (TBD)
  • Bi-weekly Meetings: Depending on your semester start date, your Campus Directors will arrange a 2-hour meeting. All campuses meet for a minimum 2 hours every other week for a minimum of 6 sessions. These meetings will take place on your campus between August-December on a date and time you decide together
  • Graduation: November 2021 (TBD)
  • End-of-Program Evaluation: Submit your materials by November 30, 2021

Student Campus Directors

  • Fellowship Launch: August 2021
  • August 2021: Campus Director Training: Participate in total of 4-hour Campus Director regional webinar training with team MCN. Meet with your co-Director. Coordinate and hold one-on-one check-ins with Fellows at your Campus Hub by phone or in person to get to know those at your Campus Hub
  • August 2021: Program Entrance Survey and Fellowship Confirmation: Complete and ensure Fellows on your campus complete before the first Fellowship session
  • August-December 2021: Prepare, schedule, and facilitate your Fellowship sessions between August-December on a date you decide together
  • September: Global Town Hall: Organize a campus watch party to attend the Global Town Hall
  • October: Social Impact Tour: Submit a 2-3 minute video of your Millennium Fellowship project. This can be a group submission or an individual submission. For individual submissions, ensure all Fellows on your campus have submitted their video
  • November: Graduation: Organize a watch party for November 2021 (Date and Time TBD)
  • November: Program Exit Survey and Self-Interview: Submit your materials by November 30, 2021

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