Trip Description

The 27th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, formally known as the Conference of the Parties (COP) will be hosted this year in Sharm El-Sheikh. The conference will bring together diplomats, business executives, heads of government, university leaders, environmental activists, NGOs and other delegates to discuss action and progress in dealing with climate change. The primary objective of COP27 is to ensure progress is being made toward Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set by parties to the Paris Agreement, adopted at COP21.
UConn will provide majority funding for a select group of undergraduate and graduate students to travel to COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from November 12th -19th.  This funding covers travel and lodging, group breakfast, mass transit, and all fees for related side events, a higher education networking event, plus any cultural, historical and/or natural resource-based group excursion(s). 
Students selected for the trip are responsible for contributing a $250 fee prior to departure in order to help cover a small portion of the costs associated with the program.
***To request a waiver of this fee based on financial hardship, please fill out the correlating question below in the application.
If selected, UConn@COP27 fellows will also be required to participate in the annual post-COP Climate Change Café and enroll in a 1-credit independent study course with one of the faculty leaders of the program, during the fall 2022 semester. See the essay portion of this application for details.
This application must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, May 14th in order to be considered by the Selection Committee for the trip. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision via e-mail on Monday, August 1st.
Decisions will not be released prior to then.
For more information about past UConn@COP fellowships, click here.
Click to the next page to open the application.