Arpita Bose, Associate Professor of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action, a unique one-year immersive global program for climate change solutionaries.
Bose studies microbial metabolisms and their influence on biogeochemical cycling using an interdisciplinary approach. The Anant Fellowship committee is particularly interested in her research on sustainability, both carbon sequestration and sustainable bioproduction.
Based on a mentor-mentee framework, the fellowship aims at creating a community of climate change trailblazers who collaborate and cross-pollinate each other’s work with ideas and expertise from across sectors, regions and generations. Bose will be joining a diverse and distinct group chosen from amongst 2,427 applicants from 46 countries.
“We are deeply impressed by the interesting and diverse profiles of candidates who applied and are excited to see such an appetite across the world to learn about climate change and the desire to do something about it. It has, therefore, been a daunting task for us to select the cohort of 2022 for the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action. We are confident that Dr. Bose’s participation in the program will make the cohort experience richer, rewarding and impactful,” said Anunaya Chaubey and Miniya Chatterji, of the selection committee.
Bose is honored and excited to take on this new challenge, stating, “This fellowship is so timely not only for my career stage but also for where we are as a planet. Taking climate solutions to the global arena will need collaboration and partnership, and the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action will undoubtedly play a key role in this evolution. The support from MIT Solve, Terra.do, and the mentor network I will be exposed to will be invaluable resources. I am super pumped and thank the selection committee for choosing me as one of the 30 fellows this year!”