About the Fellowship The Breakthrough Institute, located in Oakland, California, is a global environmental research centre. The institute works on environmental matters like climate change, energy, human development challenges, economic growth, innovation and conservation etc. Breakthrough work with a vision that people and nature develop together. They believe that by technological advancement, especially in the field of energy and agriculture, human beings can reduce their need for natural resources. Climate change can also be prevented by using clean energy technologies. They support the development of new generation thinkers and writers who can search for new solutions to the problems of energy and environment.
Details of Fellowship Initially, the selected fellows will attend Breakthrough Bootcamp up to two weeks of the summer wherein they will be engaged in intensive reading and writing under an intellectual crash course and also exposed to expert lecture series. In these expert lectures, they will be informed Breakthrough's policy agenda, aspirational politics and philosophy, modernization theory, economics and innovation policy, social psychology, and technology policy.
After two weeks, fellows will be divided into small 3 teams and work together. Each team will select a program from Energy, Cities or Food & Farming. They will be supervised by policy staff. The outcome of the fellowship reports, policy white papers, and memos. Fellows will also attend the Breakthrough Dialogue, talks, debates etc. and interact with the scholars, writers and leading thinkers and work for the society and the environment.
Duration of Fellowship: The Breakthrough Institute offers a 10-week Generation Fellowship from June to August every year.
Amount of Fellowship: Selected fellows will be paid $600 per week.
Other Benefits: Additional travel and housing assistance stipends are available upon acceptance based on an as-needed basis.
Location of Breakthrough Fellowship The Breakthrough Institute hosts fellowship at their office in Oakland. But due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, the fellowship will be hosted remotely by the institute.
Application ProcedureThe applicants who are interested to apply for the Breakthrough 2021 Generation Fellowship can apply online through the online application by visiting the Official website of The Breakthrough Institute form while applications are open. The applicants need to fill an application form online and provide all the required details like Name, Email ID, Current level of study, etc. All the red asterisk marked fields are mandatory and required to fill. The candidates need to select the program from the drop-down menu. There are three programs: Climate and Energy, Food & Agriculture and Cities. After uploading the documents application must be submitted online. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Document to be uploadFollowing documents are to be uploaded online (in PDF format only):
2) A research paper, published or unpublished, should reveal the analysing and research ability of the student. It must be written between 15-20 pages.
3) Third writing sample may be a research paper, an opinion piece, a policy memo, or any other piece of work.
Intimation of Result Application review will be done after receiving of applications and acceptances will be given after the final deadline is over. Final selection of candidates will be done through two rounds of phone interviews. Intimation of the final selection will be done within two to four weeks after the application deadline.
Application Submission DeadlineThe last date to apply is February 12, 2021, 11:59 pm, Pacific Time.
Contact Details: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Website: https://thebreakthrough.org/fellowships/generation-fellowship
Online Application Form Link: https://form.jotform.com/203504882222146