Application Details

Friday, February 7, 2020 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
The application is open to students on November 1, 2019 through the Carolina Center for Public Service web portal.
$1,900 award



If the project will be conducted in cooperation with or will receive financial or other support from a governmental agency or private sector organization, the application should include, in addition to a proposal, a letter of commitment from each such agency or organization.


The fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served as an official with the World Wildlife Fund. Mr. Sherpa believed that having nature need not take place at the expense of the people. He developed an 800-square-mile conservation area surrounding the 28,169 foot tall Kangchenjunga (behind Everest and K2 in height). He and 23 others died in a 2006 helicopter crash just after they left a ceremony giving control of the area to the local residents.

Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students at UNC and continuing their studies at UNC the semester following their fellowship.

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 $1,900 and describes the sources and amounts of any other funding.


Carolina Center for Public Service

Luisa Brooks
+1 919 843 7568
Monday, November 18, 2019