Fellowship Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the US 2020

Date limite : 11 févr. 2020

Bailleur de fonds: Breakthrough Institute

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Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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Fellowship Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the US 2020

The Breakthrough Institute, California announced the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship 2020 for recent graduates and postgraduates from around the world. This fellowship aims to support the development of a new generation of thinkers and writers. Selected fellows under this program will get USD 600 per week for 10 months.

About the Program:

The first two weeks of the summer 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.

For the remainder of the fellowship, fellows work in small teams divided between three program areas: Energy, Cities, or Food & Farming. Supervised by a policy staff, fellows produce policy white papers, reports, and memos. Previous projects 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 — an opportunity to interact with the leading thinkers, writers, and scholars in the study of society and the environment, as well as attend talks, debates, and working groups within Breakthrough’s different program areas.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be final-year undergraduates, college graduates, and postgraduates from around the world
  • Be interested in any of the three research areas i.e. Energy, Cities, or Food & Farming
  • Be a rational thinker
  • Have good writing skills.

Benefits:

  • USD 600 per week for 10 months
  • Additional travel and housing assistance stipends upon acceptance based on an as-needed basis.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter: Applicants should indicate at the top of the cover letter which of the three research areas they wish to be considered for: Energy, Cities, or Food & Farming. A cover letter should be limited to one page only.
  • CV/Resume: Resume or CV of applicants should be limited to two pages maximum.
  • Three Writing Samples (500-1000 words)
  • References: Candidates are required to submit a minimum of three professional references with contact information.
  • Letters of Recommendation, not mandatory.

Selection Criteria:

Selections will be based on the documents submitted by the candidates and there will be two rounds of phone interviews before any final decision.

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