The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who clearly demonstrate leadership potential in their field.
Now in its 27th year, the Switzer Environmental Fellowship provides a combination of funding for graduate study, trainings to help develop leadership skills, and participation in the Switzer Fellowship Network. The Foundation's primary interest is in developing environmental leaders for the 21st century who have the ability, determination and integrity to effect positive change.
The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award, as well as access to other Switzer grant programs and career support, and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network, a vibrant community of over 530 Switzer Fellows and environmental leaders.
The Switzer Fellowship is not intended to be a research fellowship. Individuals are funded doing a wide variety of environmental work (e.g., science, law, policy, engineering). Leadership potential is a more significant factor in our evaluation than the specifics of a particular graduate research project, although we are interested in innovative, applied approaches to contemporary issues.
This year's application deadline is January 10, 2014.
For more information on the 2014 Switzer Environmental Fellowships, click here.