College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Grants and Fellowships

February 25, 2013

March 5 | The Breakthrough Generation Institute Fellowship
March 14 | City Hall Fellows
March 18 | Prytanean Women's Honor Society Grant

March 5 | The Breakthrough Generation Institute Fellowship

Generation is Breakthrough Institute’s young leaders initiative, founded in 2007 to foster the development of a new generation of thinkers and writers capable of finding pragmatic new solutions to today’s greatest challenges in the areas of energy, economy, and environment.

Every summer from June to August, Generation offers a small number of paid, highly competitive, ten-week fellowships to recent college graduates and postgraduates from around the world.

Click here to apply for Breakthrough Generation 2013.

The first two weeks are dedicated to Breakthrough Bootcamp, an intellectual crash course involving intensive reading, writing, and an expert lecture series designed to provide a grounding in the broad-spectrum thinking that informs Breakthrough's policy agenda. Topics covered include modernization theory, social psychology, aspirational politics and philosophy, economics and innovation policy, and technology policy.

The full syllabus of Breakthrough Bootcamp can be dowloaded here.

For the remainder of the fellowship, fellows work in small teams divided between three program areas: Energy & Climate, Conservation & Development, and Economic Growth & Innovation. Supervised by policy staff, fellows produce policy white papers, reports, and memos. Previous projects (for a full list, click here) have been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Law and Policy Journal, among others, as well as in Congressional testimony.

In addition to research and analysis, fellows attend the Breakthrough Dialogue - a superb opportunity to interact with the wider Breakthrough community as well as attend talks, debates, and working groups within Breakthrough’s different program areas. Throughout the summer, fellows are offered a range of visits to other think tanks and institutions in the Bay Area, as well as social events and a weekend camping trip.

Over 50 young experts and analysts have completed Generation since its inception in 2007 and moved on to important positions in government, academia, and the nonprofit sector. Together with career support from the Breakthrough staff and the wider network of Senior Fellows and associates, the fellowship makes for many avenues to embark on an exciting career. To see what some of the former fellows are doing now, click here.

To apply for the 2013 Breakthrough Generation fellowship, click here. Please note the deadline for applications is March 5, 2013, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

March 14 | City Hall Fellows

What: City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan nonprofit training the next generation of leaders for America's cities. The fellowship consists of a 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship that integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work. Our 9th cohort will serve in San Francisco from August 2013 - July 2014

Who: We look for top graduating students and recent alums (class of 2010 & later). The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors

To apply: For a detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, go to The application deadline for our 9th cohort is March 14, 2013.

Please contact me (Mike Rocco, Executive Director) if you have any questions or send your inquiry to:

March 18 | Prytanean Women's Honor Society Grant

Each year, the Prytanean Women's Honor Society Alumnae Board helps fund campus projects that align with the core Prytanean principles of faith, service, and loyalty to the University of California, as well as service to the wider community. Award amounts range from $250-$1000 and applications are available now!

Submissions are due March 18th at midnight. Please email if you are interested in an application.

We look forward to seeing your proposals!

Prytanean Women's Honor Society