2020 United Nations Academic Impact for Undergraduate Leaders

The 2020 Millenium Fellowship application is now opened for interested applicants. The The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN proudly present the Millennium Fellowship. The Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program on your campus to take your social impact to the next level. Access to world class training, connections, and recognition is just an application away.

Selection Criteria
The Honourable Ban Ki-Moon powerfully shares what makes an outstanding Millenium Fellow:
“As Millennium Fellows, we need you to lead by example – with empathy, humility, and inclusion as guiding values. You can embrace global citizenship, building a strong global network to learn from and support each other. And your commitment to collaborative action can help make the SDGs and UNAI principles reality on your campuses and in your communities.”
In addition to these guiding values and traits of individuals, we are looking for cohorts and campuses that will champion this program. What does that mean in practice:

Frequency: Campus Directors and Millennium Fellows are deeply invested in building capacity through community-building – meeting and engaging with each other as often as possible during the Millennium Fellowship – wanting to fully leverage the curriculum and community.
Buy-in: Ideally, everyone all the way up to the University President/Vice-Chancellor gets behind Millennium Fellows, supporting their vision, projects, and collective action. If Fellows’ Projects or collective actions take place beyond the campus, community members are actively involved in leading and shaping them.
Impact: Millennium Fellows successfully run their own projects (meeting intended outcomes) and where relevant find success in a collective action (for example, working with administration to update a campus sustainability plan, or hosting a campus-wide summit on gender inclusion). Campus Directors and Millennium Fellows share stories of impact advancing the SDGs and UNAI principles with MCN and UNAI.
Continuity: Campus Directors and Millennium Fellows continue to meet regularly beyond the Millennium Fellowship in spring 2020 (and beyond) – committed to building out a robust campus hub. Fellows re-apply for the following year and/or nominate at least one other student to apply.


  • Attendance of 6 Fellowship sessions and 3 virtual events
  • Submission of a 2-3 minute video tour of your current Project in October
  • Completion of Program Entrance and Program Exit Evaluation
  • Completion of Project Report for your Millennium Fellowship project and Self-Reflection
  • Campus Directors will additionally be required to participate in 4 hours of training, meet with their Co
  • Director and arrange one-to-one meetings (~15 minutes each) with the Fellows at their Campus Hub prior to the Fellowship launch. They also submit proof of their Campus Hub Sessions and commit to regular communication with Team MCN (minimum once every month).

Application and Deadline

Early applications encouraged.
Next priority application deadline for the Class of 2020 is March 31. Final deadline to apply is April 30.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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