YouthMappers Leadership Fellowship 2024 – APPLY NOW

The YouthMappers network is extending an invitation to undergraduate and graduate students currently studying in any field at a recognized institution of higher education with an active and reputable YouthMappers chapter to apply for the 2024 YouthMappers Leadership Fellowship program.

YouthMappers Leadership Fellowship 2024
YouthMappers Leadership Fellowship 2024

Successful applicants will receive comprehensive training, including knowledge, skills, and technical expertise in open mapping techniques. This training aims to enhance their leadership abilities and contribute to the development of their respective chapters.

Fellows will benefit from pre-departure sessions, ongoing mentorship from international experts throughout the duration of the fellowship, and the chance to connect with other participants through a dedicated online community after the workshop.


After the workshop, fellows are expected  to return to their home chapters and apply the knowledge, skills, and capacity gained.This may involve customizing activities to meet the specific needs of their home chapter, such as organizing leadership seminars, establishing leadership transition plans, launching data collection initiatives to address climate impacts, implementing gender-focused programs, fostering allyship support, conducting technical workshops, or other activities based on the needs identified after the summit.

Subsequently, they are expected to submit a blog to YouthMappers documenting their experiences.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Previous recipients of a fellowship or regional ambassadorship, as well as alumni and faculty advisors, are ineligible to apply for this opportunity.
  • YouthMappers chapters considered in good standing have been officially approved by the YouthMappers Steering Committee and have either submitted a 2023 annual report or were created and approved by the committee in 2023.
  • Applicants do not need to hold officer positions within their chapter, but they must be current students enrolled in any field at a higher education institution with an active and officially recognized YouthMappers chapter in good standing.
  • There is no restriction on the number of applicants per chapter, but the program may limit the number of selected participants from any given chapter or country to ensure diversity in participation.
  • Preferred countries include those with a USAID presence and/or a YouthMappers chapter, including the United States. Applicants from the host country will receive special consideration in a separate category.
  • Only applications from individuals with valid passports will be considered due to anticipated visa application time frames.
  • Students applying from chapters that have not previously had fellows or ambassadors will be given special priority.


  • The program offers financial assistance for travel, covering expenses such as airfare, accommodation, and meals for a 10-day workshop scheduled for May or June 2024.

Application Procedure

  • Prospective participants will apply by completing and submitting responses via the designated application form.
  • Applications will necessitate a concise 2-page curriculum vitae outlining the candidate’s credentials and demonstrating their alignment with the summit’s thematic areas. Please upload your CV using the short application form. Should you encounter any difficulties in uploading your CV or submitting the form, kindly send an email to, ensuring that your name is included in the subject line.
  • Within the application form, candidates will be required to furnish the full name and contact details of a faculty member or mentor who has consented to serve as a reference. This individual will be contacted by the program in relation to the applicant’s submission.

Visit the official website of YouthMappers Leadership Fellowship.

Application Deadline

January, 1, 2024.



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