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2024 Environmental Justice Leaders Program Applications Are Open

Quick Summary

  • Open to experienced professionals working in mobility justice. Deadline is Febuary 29th.

Seasoned environmental justice professionals working in mobility justice are invited to apply for the 2024 UC Davis Environmental Justice (EJ) Leaders Program. Applications are open to all California-based leaders interested in collaborating with research communities at UC Davis to enhance their community-based efforts. This year’s programmatic theme is Mobility Justice: the rights of all to access freedom of movement in different spheres of life. This program is a partnership between the Feminist Research Institute and the Institute for Transportation Studies.


EJ Leaders are qualified to apply if they…

  • Actively work as an experienced professional in the field of environmental/mobility justice within frontline communities and/or EJ organizations
  • Live and work in California; preference will be given to those who are living in and/or are from frontline communities
  • Do not hold a research position at a university
  • Are not currently and do not plan to be enrolled as a student through January 2025
  • Are not currently in public office nor plan to run through January 2025
  • Are employed by a 501(c)3, small business, or related service-oriented endeavor. Those working for state or federal government are not eligible unless we arrange a contract with your home agency. Email Sarah at smcc@ucdavvis.edu to learn more about this.


EJ Leaders selected for the program will…

  • Engage in an expertise exchange with UC Davis research centers and labs
  • Network with researchers, policymakers, students, other EJ practitioners, and government agency staff
  • Grow their understanding of how to cultivate equitable partnerships with university researchers
  • Visit the UC Davis campus for three in-person events lasting 3-4 days each.
  • Devote 8-10 hours a month to remote participation
  • Participate in bi-weekly virtual calls with the cohort and program facilitators
  • Receive an affiliate account to access UC Davis resources (ie, library and online seminar)
  • Receive a stipend of $10,000 to cover time, expertise sharing, and travel expenses for participation in this program


Direction to apply

  1. Access the application here. Questions include:
    1. Please briefly share your lived or work experience with frontline communities (communities burdened by environmental injustices).
    2. New and emerging transportation and energy technologies/policies have significant equity implications. What new technologies/policies do you want to learn more about and discuss? More information on emerging transportation and energy technologies/ policies can be found here.
    3. How will collaborating with researchers at UC Davis contribute to mobility justice for the communities with whom you work? To learn more about mobility justice, click here.
  2. Complete the google form and be sure to include a PDF of your resume towards the end.
  3. If you have any issues or questions regarding the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact fri@ucdavis.edu

The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 29th.

Funding for this project is provided by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Heisig-Simons Foundation, the Honda Foundation, and BMW.

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Mobility Justice