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DEADLINE: February 8th, 2018.The Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship provides $1,250 to support undergraduate or graduates field study and engaged research in environmental areas at field sites, preferably abroad. Applications for the Sherpa Fellowship are due Feb. 8, 2018.


  • undergraduate or graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
  • continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship.

How to Apply

The online application asks for the following information:

  • a concise description of the project and how you will carry it out;
  • specific outcomes and how you will measure them;
  • a statement of the eventual impact and value of the project;
  • an approximate timeline you will follow; and
  • a project budget that does not request more than $1,250 and describes the sources and amounts of any other funding.

Applications for the 2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship open Dec. 1 and close Feb. 8. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.


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