Nominate a Future Aspen Leader

February 17, 2022  • Institute Staff

Applications due by February 28:
  • Do you want to help your community engage more constructively across differences of opinions? Apply for the Better Arguments Spring 2022 Ambassador Program. This is an immersive, fellowship-style program designed to equip participants to bring Better Arguments to their communities. It seeks leaders throughout the United States who are committed to improving civil discourse and who would like to apply the Better Arguments framework. This is a perfect opportunity for those who wish to hone their skills with regard to engaging diverse audiences and stimulating dialogue for the common good.
  • Technical experts on climate change who want training on the policy process are encouraged to apply for the Summer 2022 Aspen Climate Cohort. This is a 10-week, full-time, paid program that trains engineers, scientists, technologists, and business experts who already understand climate how to better apply their ideas to policy. Jointly hosted by the Aspen Tech Policy Hub and the Energy and Environment Program, the program will be a mixture of in-person and online learning.
By March 16:
  • Are you a leader on the frontlines of the pandemic? The Communities First Catalyst Fund will provide financial resources to innovators at the community level helping to address the health inequities exposed by Covid-19 and strengthen the health system for all. These grants, administered by the Aspen Global Innvoators Group, will fuel breakthrough ideas coming out of the collaborative and support community leaders’ ideas and projects in local communities.
By March 21:
  • Aspen Digital invites nonprofits in the US, India, and Morocco working on the digital divide and looking to scale their projects can apply for the Digital Equity Accelerator. This is a pilot, four-month, virtual program. Participants will receive funding, mentorship, training, and innovative technology as they develop their projects to pitch to major partners and funders at a culminating Demo Day.
By March 25:
  • Looking to transform education as a future community college leader? Apply for the College Excellence Program’s Rising Presidents Fellowship. Current presidents and chancellors with no more than 5 years as the head of an accredited public community or technical college are eligible for the New Presidents Fellowship. Ideal candidates are motivated by the potential of community colleges to advance the lives of students and to grow the health and vitality of communities. 
By March 31:
  • Local and national organizations that are building healthy children through sports can apply to be Project Play Champions. Project Play Champions can come from any of the eight sectors that touch the lives of children, as outlined by the Sports & Society Program: Community Recreation Groups, National Sport Organizations, Business and Industry, Tech and Media, Public Health, Policymakers and Civic Leaders, Education, and Parents and Guardians. Organizations at all levels are welcome to apply, as long as they have some operations in the United States.