College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Grants and Fellowships

January 28, 2013

Feb 1 | Grants from TGIF
Feb 11 | Capital Fellows Programs

Feb 1 | Grants from TGIF

Apply for Grants from The Green Initiative Fund. Over $300,000 available in spring 2013.

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is a student-fee based sustainability fund at UC Berkeley. TGIF awards grants to campus-based projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education & behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and student internships. Students, faculty, and staff may submit project proposals.

Submit a grant abstract by one of two deadlines: February 1, 2013 by 5pm OR February 22, 2013. Those who submit by the 1st deadline have a chance to resubmit by the 2nd deadline (if necessary). Selected abstracts will be invited to submit final grant applications by April 1, 2013 at 5pm.

Application materials and directions can be downloaded from the website:

Questions? Contact TGIF Coordinator Katherine Walsh at

Feb 11 | Capital Fellows Programs

Prepare for a Future Career...Engage yourself in Public Service. Apply by February 11, 2013 to the Capital Fellows Programs -

* California Senate Fellows
* Executive Fellowship Program
* Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program
* Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

Feb 21 | UC Human Rights Fellows

2013 UC Human Rights Fellows

The Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley's School of Law announces its annual competition for student fellowships in partnership with organizations in the United States and abroad. Registered students from any discipline are eligible, with priority given to graduate and returning students. The fellowship includes a stipend of $4,500. The awards will enable Fellows to carry out clearly defined human rights-related fieldwork during summer 2013 with partner organizations related to the student’s area of study.

A completed application consists of: 1) Application cover sheet; 2) CV/resume; 3) A 2–5 page statement of purpose; 4) Two recommendation letters; and, 5) Letter from the partner organization. At least one of the two recommendation letters should be from an academic advisor or faculty member.

Completed applications must be submitted by on February 21, 2013 by 4 p.m. Applicants will be notified of decisions during the first week of April 2013.

Requirements for 2013

All Fellows are required to:

· Attend an orientation to prepare for summer fieldwork: April 26.
· Submit an informal mid-term report from the field in July/August.
· Complete a human rights project with a partner organization.
· Attend an informal get together upon return from the field: September 20.
· Present at a formal conference held during the fall semester: November 8.
· Submit a final project (publishable article or video): December 2.